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Kathi CookPhone: 512.232.5995
Email: klcook@austin.utexas.edu

Dana Center Role

Kathi provides leadership and overall direction to the Dana Center’s innovative technology-enabled course program work for grades 6–12, including the launch of the 2014 Texas middle school and 2015 Texas high school courses for state adoption and the launch of Transition to College Mathematics, an intervention for students at risk of graduating high school not ready for college mathematics. She manages relationships with commercial technology partners and with external authors, reviewers, and editors.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Kathi has 19 years of mathematics teaching experience at the university, high school, and middle school levels. She was recognized with several awards for teaching excellence and was a five-time nominee for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Education

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Midwestern State University

B.S., Education, Midwestern State University

Selected Publications

Cook, K. (2018). Modeling quadratic relationships. Topic in Integrated Mathematics II. San Francisco, CA: Agile Mind, Inc.

Cook, K., Seeley, C., & Chaput, L. (2011). Customizing and capture: Online assessment tools for secondary mathematics. In P. E. Noyce & D. T. Hickey (Eds.), New frontiers in formative assessment (pp. 69–85). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press. 

Cook, K., & May, S. (2006). Building an engaging algebra classroom. Professional essay in Algebra I, CCSS Algebra I, Texas Algebra I, and Louisiana Algebra I. San Francisco, CA: Agile Mind, Inc. 

Cook, K. (2003). Multiple representations in the real world. Topic in Integrated Mathematics I, Algebra I, CCSS Algebra I, Texas Algebra I, and Louisiana Algebra I. San Francisco, CA: Agile Mind, Inc. 

Cook, K., & May, S. (2003). Pythagorean Theorem and the distance formula. Topic in Geometry, CCSS Geometry, Texas Geometry, and Louisiana Geometry. San Francisco, CA: Agile Mind, Inc. 

Selected Presentations

The HB 5 college prep math course: Challenges and opportunities. Presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, Houston, TX (July 2018).

Breaking barriers: Redefining college readiness. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Innov8 Conference, Las Vegas, NV (November 2017).

“College Prep” mathematics courses: Effectively transitioning “non-ready” students from high school to college. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, Boston, MA (April 2015).

Algebra intensification: Research-based interventions for algebra success. Webinar series for the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC (2012). 

Professional Memberships

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics