|Ellen O'Rourke Knudson
Ellen O'Rourke Knudson was a classroom teacher for 30 years before becoming the leader of staff development in mathematics at Bismarck Public Schools in North Dakota. Two years ago, she began independent consulting, helping school districts around the country better support elementary school teachers and students in their ability to reason and think deeply about mathematics. She has been spending in-depth time in two districts within North Dakota, as well as working with districts in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and New Jersey. Ellen began working with the Investigations program in 1995.
U.S. children ranking behind other nations in mathematics achievement - based on the results of The TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) - and how Investigations can help to change those statistics.