Melissa Boston

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Dr. Melissa Boston is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Duquesne University, where she teaches methods courses for elementary to high school teachers. She served on the NCTM Board of Directors (2020-2023) and the Student Explorations in Mathematics committee. She was Associate Editor of Mathematics Teacher Educator (2012-2015), Series Editor for NCTM’s Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education, and a member of the development for Principles to Actions Toolkit. Melissa is the lead author of NCTM’s Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practice Grades 9-12 and Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching to Inform Instructional Quality. She provides professional development and conducts research nationally, having published numerous articles in scholarly journals and book chapters. Melissa has directed grants for professional development from various foundations and served as an external evaluator for educational grants. Her research focuses on mathematics teaching and learning using the Instructional Quality Assessment (IQA) in Mathematics Toolkit, which she helped develop. Dr. Boston earned her B.S. in Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics Education from Grove City College and her M.A. and Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She previously taught middle and high school mathematics in Butler, PA.

Melissa Boston.

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Research in the Math Classroom: Using It and Doing It


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Focus on High School: Eliciting and Using Students’ Thinking and Building Procedural Fluency from Conceptual Understanding (Taking Action)

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