The Poincaré Institute is a collaborative project that brings together university faculty from multiple departments, non-profit research institutions, and school leaders and teachers from nine public school districts. Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Math Science Partnership program, the Institute aims to develop lasting partnerships that draw upon the unique perspectives and expertise of each partner.

The Poincaré Institute brings together faculty and researchers with expertise in the fields of mathematics, education, and physics. Nine school districts across three states bring a wealth of practicing professionals to the project. A strong group of staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students support the Institute with experience and knowledge in the areas of technology, research, mathematics, and mathematics education.

This diverse and talented team shares a commitment to improving mathematics education through a focus on the middle-school years and unifying mathematical concepts through a deeper understanding of algebra and functions.

**Principal Investigators**

**Montserrat Teixidor-i-Bigas** (PI), Professor of Mathematics, Tufts University

**David W. Carraher** (co-PI), Senior Research Scientist, TERC

**Analúcia Schliemann** (co-PI), Professor of Education (Emerita) & Research Professor, Tufts University

**Key Collaborators**

**Kim Ruane**, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Tufts University

**Staff**

**Pearl Emmons**, Multimedia Specialist, Tufts University Department of Education

**Philip Gay**, Media Center Manager, Tufts University Department of Education

**School Districts**

Maine: Portland

Massachusetts: Fitchburg, Leominster, Medford, Medway, Somerville, Everett

New Hampshire: Dover, Sanborn, Timberlane

**Postdoctoral Fellows**

**Mary Caddle**, Tufts University

**Chunhua Liu**, Tufts University

**Tufts University Graduate Students**

**Michael Ben-Zvi**, Department of Mathematics

**Nathan Fisher**, Department of Mathematics

**Garret Laforge**, Department of Mathematics

** Sunrose Shrestha**, Department of Mathematics

** Mirjana Hotomski**, Department of Education

**Former Contributors**

**Alex Babinski,** Mathematics Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Alfredo Bautista**, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University

**Karen Berg** (co-PI), Dover (NH) Public Schools

**Sarah Bray**, Mathematics Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Bárbara M. Brizuela**, Associate Professor of Education, Tufts University

**Jeffrey Carlson**, Mathematics Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Ying Cao**, Education Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Charlie Cunningham**, Mathematics Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Benjamin De Winkle**, Mathematics Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Andy Eisenberg**, Mathematics Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Brendan Foley**, Mathematics Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Hugh Gallagher**, Associate Professor of Physics, Tufts University

**Corinne Glennie**, Education Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Ezra Gouvea**, Teaching Assistant, Tufts University

**Boris Hasselblatt**, Professor of Mathematics, Tufts University

**Caroline J. Hagen**, Project Manager, Poincaré Institute

**Winnie Ko**, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University

**Ashley Newman-Owens**, Teaching Assistant, Tufts University

**Chris O’Donnell**, Mathematics Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Judah Schwartz**, Professor of the Practice in Education, Research Professor of Physics, Tufts University

**Sheree Sharpe**, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University

**Thomas Snarsky**, Teaching Assistant, Tufts University

**Enrique Suarez**, Education Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Roger Tobin**, Professor of Physics, Tufts University

**Paul Wagoner**, Laboratory Demo Coordinator, Physics and Astronomy, Tufts University

**Michelle Wilkerson-Jerde**, Assistant Professor of Education, Tufts University

**Ken Wright**, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University