Dr. Eric Hart

Title: Professor of Mathematics
Dept.: Mathematics
Office: Jensen Hall 202

I have enjoyed over 30 years working in mathematics and mathematics education – teaching at several universities in the United States and in the United Arab Emirates, doing research and development work through federal grants and for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, directing and carrying out professional development projects for mathematics teachers and leaders, consulting for schools, test developers, and government education agencies, and publishing books, book chapters, and journal articles.

Educational Background

  • B.S., Mathematics, Boise State University
  • M.A., Mathematics, University of Washington
  • Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Iowa

Start Date at Grand View

  • August 2014

Areas of Expertise

My specialties are discrete mathematics in the school curriculum, mathematics task design, pedagogical content analysis of mathematics, curriculum and textbook development, and professional development of teachers.

Accomplishments

  • Co-editor and contributor for a monograph on discrete mathematics: Hart, Eric W., and James T. Sandefur (Eds.) (2018). Teaching and Learning Discrete Mathematics Worldwide: Curriculum and Research. Springer International Publishing.
  • Paper for an international conference: Hart, Eric W. (2018). "Supporting Flexibility in Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Curriculum and Task Design." In Hsieh, F.-J. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th ICMI-East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education, Vol 1, Taipei, Taiwan: EARCOME (pp. 421-433).
  • Article on mathematical modeling: Hart, Eric W., and W. Gary Martin (2016). “Discrete Mathematical Modeling in the High School Curriculum.” In Christian Hirsch (Ed.), Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education 2016: Mathematical Modeling. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Co-chair for a study group at an international conference: Hart, Eric W., and Cecile Ouvrier-Buffet (2016). Topic Study Group 17 on Teaching and Learning Discrete Mathematics, 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), Hamburg, Germany, July 2016.
  • Co-author of a fourth-year high school mathematics textbook: Hirsch, Christian R., Eric W. Hart, and Ann E. Watkins, with James T. Fey, Beth E. Ritsema, Rebecca K. Walker, Sabrina A. Keller, and James K. Laser (2016). Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics. McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Co-author of a high school mathematics textbook series emphasizing mathematical modeling and student investigation: Hirsch, Christian R., James T. Fey, Eric W. Hart, Harold L. Schoen, and Ann E. Watkins (2015). Core-Plus Mathematics: Contemporary Mathematics in Context, Courses 1-4. A comprehensive four-year high school mathematics textbook series. McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Article on what I call pedagogical content analysis of mathematicsHart, Eric W. (2013). “Pedagogical Content Analysis of Mathematics as a Framework for Task Design.” In C. Margolinas (Ed.), Task Design in Mathematics Education, Proceedings of ICMI Study 22. ICMI Study 22, July 2013, Oxford, UK (pp. 339-347).

Other Accomplishments

  • Books and articles on mathematics school curricula and standards:
    • Hart, Eric W., & W. Gary Martin (2018). "Discrete Mathematics is Essential Mathematics in a 21st Century School Curriculum." In E. Hart and J. Sandefur (Eds.), Teaching and Learning Discrete Mathematics Worldwide: Curriculum and Research. Springer International Publishing.
    • Martin, Gary W., & Eric W. Hart (2012). “Standards for High School Mathematics in the Common Core State Standards Era.” Invited chapter in Curriculum Issues in an Era of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
    • Hart, Eric W (2010). “Mathematics of Information Processing and the Internet: Essential Mathematics for a 21st Century High School Curriculum.” Mathematics Teacher, 104, no. 2 (September 2010): 138-145.
    • Ziebarth, Steven W., Eric W. Hart, Robin Marcus, Beth Ritsema, Harold L. Schoen, & Rebecca Walker (2009). “High School Teachers as Negotiators Between Curriculum Intentions and Enactment: The Dynamics of Mathematics Curriculum Development.” In J. T. Remillard, B. A. Herbel-Eisenmann, and G. M. Lloyd (Eds.), Mathematics Teachers at Work: Connecting Curriculum Materials and Classroom Instruction. New York: Routledge
    • DeBellis, Valerie A., Joseph G. Rosenstein, Eric W. Hart, and Margaret J. Kenney (2009). Navigating Through Discrete Mathematics in Prekindergarten to Grade 5. Volume and Series Editor: Eric W. Hart. Reston, VA: NCTM.
    • Hart, Eric W., & W. Gary Martin (2008). “Standards for High School Mathematics: Why, What, How?” Mathematics Teacher 102, no. 5 (December 2008/January 2009): 377-382.
    • Hart, Eric W., Margaret J. Kenney, Valerie A. DeBellis, and Joseph G. Rosenstein (2008). Navigating Through Discrete Mathematics in Grades 6-12. Volume and Series Editor: Eric W. Hart. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
    • Hart, Eric W (2008). “Vertex-Edge Graphs: An Essential Topic in High School Geometry.” Mathematics Teacher 102, no. 3 (October 2008): 178-185.
    • Hart, Eric W., Christian R. Hirsch, & Sabrina A. Keller (2007). “Amplifying Student Learning in Mathematics Using Curriculum-Embedded Java-Based Software.” In W. G. Martin and M. Strutchens (Eds.), The Learning of Mathematics: 2007 NCTM Yearbook. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Professional development projects for mathematics teachers and leaders:
    • Co-director, design and deliver professional development for mathematics teachers teaching inmates in the Iowa Department of Corrections facilities, Iowa Department of Corrections, Fall 2015.
    • Co-director, Important Mathematics and Powerful Pedagogy (IMAPP), a high school mathematics lesson study professional development project for teachers, University of Iowa and Maharishi University of Management, funded by the Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant Program, Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Board of Regents, 2007–2010.
    • Co-director, Iowa’s statewide professional development program for teachers and leaders of high school mathematics, Every Student Counts Program, Iowa Department of Education, 2003-2010
    • Co-Director, LEADERS-in-Mathematics, University of Iowa and Maharishi University of Management, funded by the National Science Foundation, 2001-2006.
  • Founding director for a national mathematics education website project:
    • NCTM Illuminations website project, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, partner in the Worldcom MarcoPolo Consortium, Director 1999-2003.
    • Hart, Eric, Sabrina Keller, Gary Martin, Carol Midgett, & Thomas Gorski (2005). “Using the Internet to Illuminate NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.” In W. Masalski (Ed.), Technology-Supported Mathematics Learning Environments: 2005 NCTM Yearbook. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
    • Hart, Eric, Brian Keller, & Gary Martin (2001). "Illuminating NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics." School Science and Mathematics (October 2001): 292-304.

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Grand View is a great place with a focus on helping all students gain a broad and practical liberal arts education.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
I enjoy working with a broad range of students at Grand View, helping them gain more confidence with and a deeper understanding of mathematics.
Dr. Eric Hart