Patricia Moyer-Packenham is a Professor of Mathematics Education, specializing in school mathematics for grades K-8. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997 with an emphasis on mathematics education. She received her Masters in Education in 1988 from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Science in K-8 Education from the Pennsylvania State University in 1983. Dr. Moyer-Packenham was an elementary and middle school classroom teacher for 10 years in Pennsylvania before moving into higher education. Dr. Moyer-Packenham's research focuses on uses of mathematics representations and tools (including virtual, physical, pictorial, and symbolic) and teacher development in mathematics. She has over 60 publications, including a book titled What Principals Need to Know about Teaching Mathematics, numerous journal articles on manipulatives and virtual manipulatives, book chapters, refereed proceedings, and contributions to mathematics methods textbooks. She is currently working on the development of a book titled Teaching K-8 Mathematics with Virtual Manipulatives. Moyer-Packenham serves as a Co-Principal Investigator on the 5-year NSF-Funded Math and Science Partnership Program Evaluation (MSP-PE) with a total budget of $14.7 million dollars (with Co-PIs, Robert Yin & Darnella Davis, COSMOS Corp., and Kenneth Wong, Brown University). Her primary leadership and research inquiries on this project focus on examining teacher quality, quantity and diversity in mathematics and science programs. In addition to her research activity on the MSP-PE project, she has participated in national assessment projects as a consultant for Horizon Research, Inc. on studies including Inside the Classroom Project (funded by NSF), TE-MAT Teacher Materials Database Project (funded by NSF), and the Mozaic Project (funded by the Rand Corporation). Moyer-Packenham has been the Principal Investigator for eight mathematics teacher professional development grants.
Processes and Pathways: How Do Mathematics and Science Partnerships Measure and Promote Growth in Teacher Content Knowledge? (with A. Westenskow), School Science and Mathematics (2012)
Canine Conjectures: Using Data for Proportional Reasoning (with A. Westenskow), Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (2011)
Common Features of Professional Development Activities for Mathematics and Science Teachers (with J. J. Bolyard, J. Oh, and N. I. Cerar), Professional Development in Education (2011)
Elementary Pre-Service Teachers: Can They Experience Mathematics Teaching Anxiety Without Having Mathematics Anxiety? (with A. B. Brown and A. Westenskow), Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers: The Journal (2011)