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Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313
Miriam Gates is highly skilled in research design and professional development. She has particular interest both in deepening content learning in mathematics education and in broadening participation for all students by promoting classroom practice that provides transferable skills and habits.
Gates contributes to the Designing for Equity In and About Mathematics project, which works to close the opportunity gap for students in mathematics. She is also supporting the Assessing Secondary Teachers’ Habits of Mind study's development of a pen-and-paper assessment tool and associated observation protocol.
Previously, Gates supported the research component of EDC’s Electronic Communities for Mathematics Instruction project—an effort designed to bring the experience of an intensive face-to-face professional development project online. She has also advanced the goals of two curriculum implementation studies, the IES-funded Learning and Teaching Algebra project and the NSF-funded Mathematics Practices Implementation Study, in which she contributed to the writing and design of research instruments to measure fidelity of implementation and student use of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. She also supported the development of implementation guides for the associated curriculum.
Gates was the lead author of Creating a Hybrid Immersive Mathematics Experience and contributed to Secondary Teachers’ Mathematical Habits of Mind: A Paper and Pencil Assessment. Gates has contributed to numerous presentations for national conferences, including the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, and American Evaluation Association. Additionally, Gates has worked on webinars for EDC’s Mathematical Practice Institute and MSPNet.
Before joining EDC, Gates worked at Temple University as a research assistant focusing on the use of example-based curricula to challenge student misconceptions in mathematics. Earlier in her career, she was a classroom teacher in high schools in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and California.
Gates earned an AB in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College and an MEd in Educational Psychology from Temple University. She is currently a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in mathematics education, at Boston College.