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Cornelis (Kees) de Groot, Associate Professor

(401) 874-4149
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Mathematics Education, New York University



Secondary Mathematics Education, SUNY New Paltz



Mathematics and Physics, Stichting Opleiding Leraren (Foundation for the Education of Teachers)


Courses taught

EDC 371

Educational Measurement

EDC 430/431

Methods and Materials in Secondary Teaching (Mathematics)

Research Interests

  • Realistic Teacher Education (University-School Partnerships; Concern-based Learning)
  • Learning Transitions in Mathematics (Middle grades; the role of concrete materials, level versus stage theories)
  • Interdisciplinary Connection (especially with science)
  • Fundamental Mathematical Structures in Elementary Mathematics 

Selected Publications

de Groot, C., Ed. (2000). Best of Secondary Mathematics Exemplars.  Underhill, VT: Exemplars, Inc. (Published as a CD-ROM).

Connecting Mathematics, Science, and Technology in Partnership: Making Teacher Education Real (2007). Paper presented at the School, Science, and Mathematics, Association 2007 Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

The Itakura Method: Elementary Pre-Service Teachers' Retention of New Concepts in Heat Expansion. (2006). Paper presented at the School, Science and Mathematics Association 2006 Convention, Missoula, MT.

Realistic Teacher Education in the Netherlands: Realistic for the United States? (2006). Paper presented at the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition, St. Louis, MO.

de Groot, C. (2009). Go fly a kite: Using diagonals to classify quadrilaterals. Ontario Mathematics Gazette. (in press, March 2009).

Isabelle, A., and C. de Groot (2009). Nature’s solar collectors. Science and Children, National Science Teacher Association, (in press, February 2009).

Isabelle, A., and C. de Groot (2008). Alternate Conceptions of Pre-service Elementary Teachers: The Itakura Method. Journal for Science Teacher Education (in press, October 2008).

de Groot, C. (2008). Tangrams are not toys. Ontario Mathematics Gazette, (46), 3, 35-38. (Reprinted).

de Groot, C. (2003). From number to variable: Transition to algebraic factoring. Ontario Mathematics Gazette, (42), 1, 7-11.

de Groot, C. (2001). From description to proof. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, (7), 4, 244-248.

Vita in PDF

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