Christy Graybeal, Ph.D. Presents at NCTM Annual Conference

Christy Graybeal Presents at NCTM Conference

Christy Graybeal, Ph.D. recently presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Christy Graybeal, Ph.D., Mathematics Education


  • Mathematics Education (M.S.)
  • Mathematics Instructional Leadership (M.S.)
  • Elementary/Special Education (B.A.)


  • Mathematics

Christy Graybeal, Ph.D., Math Education and Math Instructional Leadership graduate program director, presented research on Classroom-Tested Strategies to Cultivate Curiosity in High School Mathematics.  This research was conducted at Frederick High School with Hood Alum, Karine Ptak. 

Students who are curious about mathematics are more likely to persevere. Unfortunately, by the time students reach high school, the mathematical curiosity of many students is diminished. In this session we shared how we infused curiosity-provoking strategies into Algebra II instruction, resulting in heightened student engagement.

Videos of our work with the Algebra II students can be found here.

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