Jack Bookman
Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Mathematics
My research in mathematics education is currently focusing on three areas:
(1) how students learn mathematics, especially in technology rich environments;
(2) how graduate students develop their views and practices concerning teaching college mathematics; and
(3) evaluating the effectiveness of mathematics curricula.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
 Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Mathematics, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2012
Contact Information
 019 Physics Building, 120 Sci, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708, Durham, NC 27708
 Box 90320, Durham, NC 277080320
 bookman@math.duke.edu (919) 6602831
 http://www.math.duke.edu/~bookman
 Background

Education, Training, & Certifications
 Ph.D., University of North Carolina  Chapel Hill 1991

Duke Appointment History
 Associate Professor of the Practice of Education, Education, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2010  2012
 Professor of the Practice of Mathematics, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2012
 Associate Professor of the Practice of Mathematics, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1997  2012
 Associate Professor of the Practice of Education, Education, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2003  2006
 Assistant Professor of the Practice, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1993  1997
 Lecturer, University, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1990  1993
 Instructor, Non Tenure Track, Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1985  1990
 Research

Selected Grants
 IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute awarded by Institute for Advanced Studies 2014  2020
 Integrative Middle School STEM Teacher Preparation: A Collaborative Capacity Building Project at Duke University awarded by National Science Foundation 2014  2017
 EMSW21RTG: Enhanced Training and Recruitment in Mathematical Biology awarded by National Science Foundation 2010  2017
 Preparing Graduate Students to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics: A Working Conference awarded by National Science Foundation 2012  2014
 Duke University Program for Vertically Integrated, Interdisciplinary Research awarded by National Science Foundation 2000  2003
 Publications & Artistic Works

Selected Publications

Academic Articles

Narayan, Aditee Pradhan, Shari A. Whicker, Betty Staples, Jack Bookman, Kathleen Bartlett, and Kathleen A. McGann. “The Clinical Skills Fair  An Innovative Curriculum Evaluation Tool.” Journal of Graduate Medical Education, April 2013.

Bookman, M. P., Rann BarOn, Benjamin Cooke, and Sarah Schott. “(Re)discovering SoTL through a Fundamental Challenge: Helping Students Transition to College Calculus.” Maa Notes: Guide to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics, October 2012.

Lardner, Emily Decker, and Jack Bookman. “Lessons Learned in Interdisciplinary Professional Development Designed to Promote the Teaching of Quantitative Literacy.” Journal of Faculty Development, 2012.

Alison Sweeney, M. D., M. D. Alyssa Stephany, MEd Shari Whicker, PhD Jack Bookman, and M. D. David A Turner. “"Resident Educators"  Senior Pediatric Residents as Teachers for an Innovative Multidisciplinary Mock Code Curriculum.” Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2011.

Turner, David A., Aditee P. Narayan, Shari A. Whicker, Jack Bookman, and Kathleen A. McGann. “Do pediatric residents prefer interactive learning? Educational challenges in the duty hours era.” Med Teach 33, no. 6 (2011): 494–96. https://doi.org/10.3109/0142159X.2010.542524.Full Text Link to Item

Varsavsky, Cristina, Jeff Waldock, Ansie Harding, Louise Sheryn Jack Bookman, and Victor Martinez Luaces. “Undergraduate mathematics around the world.” Delta Communications, Conference Proceedings of the Volcanic Delta ’11, the Eighth Delta Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics, 2011.

Bookman, J., S. L. Ganter, and R. Morgan. “Developing assessment methodologies for quantitative literacy: A formative study.” American Mathematical Monthly 115, no. 10 (January 1, 2008): 911–29. https://doi.org/10.1080/00029890.2008.11920609.Full Text

Bookman, Jack, and David Malone. “Negotiating Roles and Meaning While Learning Mathematics in Interactive TechnologyRich Environments.” The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 6, no. 2 (October 2006): 41–65.

Bookman, J., and D. Malone. “The Nature of Learning in Interactive Technological Environments: A Proposal for a Research Agenda Based on Grounded Theory.” Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education, 2003.

Winter, Dale, Paula Lemons, Jack Bookman, and William Hoese. “Novice Instructors and StudentCentered Instruction: Identifying and Addressing Obstacles to Learning in the College Science Laboratory.” Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2 (2001).

Bookman, J., and L. Blake. “Seven years of project calc at duke university approaching steady state?” Primus 6, no. 3 (January 1, 1996): 221–34. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511979608965825.Full Text

Bookman, J. “An expert novice study of metacognitive behavior in four types of mathematics problems.” Primus 3, no. 3 (January 1, 1993): 284–314. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511979308965710.Full Text

Bookman, Jack, David Smith, and Donald E. Rossi. “Software Reviews.” The College Mathematics Journal 16, no. 3 (June 1985): 218–218. https://doi.org/10.2307/2686577.Full Text

Bookman, Jack, and Charles Friedman. “The Evaluation of Project CALC at Duke University 1989  1994.” In B. Gold, S. Keith, W. Marion, Eds., Assessment Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics, Maa Notes # 49, Washington Dc: Mathematical Association of America, 1999: Pp. 253 256., n.d.

Bookman, Jack, and Charles Friedman. “Student Attitudes and Calculus Reform.” School Science and Mathematics, March 1998: 117 122, n.d.

Bookman, Jack, and Charles Friedman. “A Comparison of the Problem Solving Performance of Students in Lab Based and Traditional Calculus.” In Dubinsky, E., Schoenfeld, A.H., Kaput, J. (Ed) Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education I. , Providence, Ri: American Mathematical Society, 1994, Pp. 101 116., n.d.

Bookman, Jack, and David A. Smith. “A Review of �The Electronic Study Guide: Precalculus Algebra.” College Mathematics Journal, June 1985, n.d.

Bookman, Jack. “Learning Mathematics Meaningfully � A Challenge to College Faculty.” Proceedings of First Annual Charleston Connections: Innovations in Higher Education Conference, Charleston, Sc: The Citadel, 2001: Pp.92 100, n.d.

Bookman, Jack. “Duke University’s Mathematics Department Outreach to Secondary Mathematics Teachers: Problems, Potential, and Pitfalls.” Conference Proceedings From the Invitational Conference on K 12 Outreach From University Science Departments, Raleigh, Nc: North Carolina State University, 2000: Pp.143 145, n.d.

Bookman, Jack. “Program Evaluation and Undergraduate Mathematics Renewal: The impact of calculus reform on student performance in subsequent courses.” In Ganter, S. (Ed.) Calculus Renewal: Issues for Undergraduate Mathematics Education in the Next Decade, New York, Ny: Plenum Press, 2000: Pp.91 102, n.d.

Bookman, Jack. “There’s Glory For You!  Why We Define Mathematical Terms The Way We Do.” Centroid, Spring 1996, 36 39, n.d.

Bookman, Jack. “Evaluation of Calculus Reform at Duke University.” Ume Trends, March 1992, n.d.

Bookman, Jack. “NSF Workshop on Assessment in Calculus Curriculum Reform Efforts.” Ume Trends, October, 1992, n.d.

Bookman, Jack. “Why �False Implies False" is True  a Discovery Explanation.” The Mathematics Teacher 71 (November 1978): 675 676., n.d.

Smith, David, and Jack Bookman. “Assessment in a Technological Age.” Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (1996) Addison Wesley 433 437, n.d.


 Teaching & Mentoring

Recent Courses
 MATH 112L: Laboratory Calculus II 2020
 MATH 79092: Foundational Minicourses on Topics in Math for Graduate Students 2020
 MATH 79092: Foundational Minicourses on Topics in Math for Graduate Students 2019
 MATH 771S: Teaching College Mathematics 2018
 MATH 79092: Foundational Minicourses on Topics in Math for Graduate Students 2018
 Scholarly, Clinical, & Service Activities

Presentations & Appearances
 Examples of existing programs and their histories. Preparing Graduate Students to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics: A Working Conference. June 12, 2012 2012
 Twenty Years of Calculus Reform at Duke University. January 9, 2011 2011
 Using Guided Classroom Worksheets to Promote Continuous Assessment. March 20, 2010 2010
 Mathematics as a Subversive Activity – Questioning Authority and Promoting Independent Thinking. January 14, 2010 2010
 Beyond T.A. training: Calculus curriculum development by graduate teaching assistants.. January 8, 2009 2009
 Questions You Might Want Answered Using Data from the Registrar.. January 6, 2009 2009

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