Rossier Dean's Fellowship
Univ. of California, Berkeley
M.A. Mathematics Education
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
Math and science teaching and learning; conceptual change; epistemic cognition; teacher knowledge; motivation; embodiment
Ian Thacker is a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. He is a research assistant working with Dr. Gale Sinatra in the department of Educational Psychology. He is interested in mathematics teaching and learning and the influence of teachers' beliefs about mathematical knowledge and knowing on their practice.
Prior to attending USC, Ian was a high school math and physics teacher for urban and private schools in California and Colorado. Ian earned a B.A. in mathematics and physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a M.A. in Mathematics Education from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ten years teaching math and physics for urban and private high schools: Denver Public Schools, San Francisco Unified, Pasadena Unified
- Abrahamson, D., Bryant, M. J., Gutiérrez, J. F., Mookerjee, A. V., Souchkova, D., & Thacker, I. E. (2009). Figuring it out: mathematical learning as guided semiotic disambiguation of useful yet initially entangled intuitions. In S. L. Swars, D. W. Stinson & S. Lemons-Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the North-American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 5, pp. 662-670). Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University. [Author names are in alphabetical order]