Mathematics For All Consulting






Carmen Whitman most recently worked at the Charles A. Dana Center as a Program Coordinator for the mathematics team.

The Charles A. Dana Center is a research unit of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. The Dana Center provides Texas education leaders and policymakers with new knowledge about teaching and learning by facilitating informed deliberation of important education issues. The Center also supports teachers in implementing high academic standards for all students.

In this position Carmen Whitman provided the mathematics team with her expertise in mathematics gained from her years of experience as a middle school classroom teacher. As part of a team of experienced researchers and educators, Ms. Whitman worked closely with national, state, and local education partners on numerous projects, standards implementations, and publications.

Ms. Whitman also developed several resources for teachers while at the Dana Center to be used in the implementation of the TEKS in the mathematics classroom.

These publications included:
  • Mathematics Standards in the Classroom Grades 6-8, Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
  • Middle School Assessments: Proportional Reasoning, Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2003
  • Mathematics Standards in the Classroom Grades 3-5, Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2002

Additionally, Ms. Whitman was the coordinator of the 2003 Southwest Connected Mathematics Academies sponsored by the Dana Center and works closely with the Center to help districts implementing Connected Mathematics.

Ms. Whitman continues to work closely with the Connected Mathematics Project at Michigan State University.  She provides training for their National Getting to Know Connected Mathematics Conferences.

Prior to joining the Dana Center in 1998, Ms. Whitman taught middle school mathematics in Corpus Christi, Texas for the Corpus Christi Independent School District, and served as a secondary mathematics specialist for Austin Independent School District. While in Corpus Christi, she was also site coordinator for the Connected Mathematics Project / Texas Statewide Systemic Initiative Implementation Pilot.

Ms. Whitman has worked with mathematics curriculum alignment for several Texas state educational organizations and similarly with several Austin, Texas area school districts. Additionally, she has provided teacher professional development at the district, state, and national levels. As a lecturer and speaker, Ms. Whitman has participated in mathematics seminars, conferences and workshops in many cities throughout the United States.

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