Paul Goldenberg

Science and Mathematics Programs

Distinguished Scholar/Advisor

E-mail Paul.

Tel: 617-618-2513

Mailing Address:

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

E. Paul Goldenberg brings an exceptionally strong background in K–12 mathematics, extensive knowledge of the cognitive bases of mathematics learning, and more than 40 years of experience in curriculum development at both elementary and secondary levels, teaching, research, and professional development. He has taught from Grade 2 through high school mathematics and computer science through graduate school mathematics and psychology for education. He brings particular knowledge and expertise to curriculum development, which has been his major focus at EDC.

Goldenberg has served as Principal Investigator on a wide range of projects during his 25 years at EDC, fostering a love of and enthusiasm for mathematics from early learners through adulthood. He leads Transition to Algebra, a four-year research and development project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will provide resources for ninth grade mathematics students and teachers and support struggling learners. He is Co–Principal Investigator for Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education, or CADRE, which is establishing and maintaining the Discovery Research K–12 Learning Resource Network.

Earlier at EDC, Dr. Goldenberg developed a K–5 comprehensive mathematics curriculum—now published as Think Math!—which supports teachers' professional development while they teach by building their interest in and curiosity about mathematics. He updated the classic Math Workshop curriculum, infusing the new version with a significant level of skill-building calculations, while emphasizing understanding. The new curriculum incorporated state framework guidelines from Texas, California, New York, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, and Massachusetts, as well as the guidelines proposed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

He was Co–Principal Investigator for Impact Mathematics, a comprehensive three-year middle school mathematics curriculum.

Goldenberg received at BA in psychology from Brandeis University an EdM in elementary education and PhD in curriculum and supervision from Harvard University.