Contact Information
Phone:  617-353-4226
E-mail:  cfindell@bu.edu

Educational History

  • EdD School of Education, Boston University
  • MST University of New Hampshire
  • BA University of New Hampshire

Profile

For more than 30 years Dr. Findell has served as a mathematics educator at the preschool through college levels. She has served as editor of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) publication Student Math Notes and on the editorial board of the New England Mathematics Journal, and was author of two World’s Largest Math Events: Math Olympics. and Mathematics: The Language of the Universe. She was a member and chairman of the Question Writing Team for the Mathcounts Competition and was head of the writing team for the Figure This! National campaign to promote mathematics education reform. Dr. Findell was also a consultant, teacher, and/or curriculum developer for two WGBH Annenberg Professional Development series: Learning Math and Teaching Math. She is co-author of many books, including the Prekindergarten to Grade 2 Navigations Series for NCTM, and the Groundwork series of 35 books of problems for the five content strands for grades 1-7. She is a frequent speaker at state, regional, and national conferences, and is author and performer, with Dr. Carole Greenes, of three musical histories of mathematics education. Dr. Findell has participated in several funded projects in mathematics education, and has worked with elementary, middle, and high school teachers from New England to California, but primarily in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Dr. Findell is the recipient of two Balamenos awards for mathematics education and a member of the Massachusetts Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame.

Courses Taught

  • SED ME547  Methods for Teaching Mathematics: High School
  • SED ME559  Math for Teachers: Geometry
  • SED Math EdME 581  Advanced Algebra for Teachers
  • SED Math EdME 363  Teaching Mathematics to Children: Probability, Data, and Algebra
  • SED Math EdME 551  Mathematics for Special Needs Students
  • SED Math EdME 564  Advanced Problem Solving

Selected Publications

  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol., Irvin, Brbara., and Jenny Tsankova  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Data and Probability, Grade 1.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Tsankova, Jenny , Findell, Carol, Greenes, Carole, and Barbara Irvin  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Data and Probability, Grade 3.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Irvin, Barbara , Greenes, Carole, Findell, Carol, and Jenny Tsankova  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Data and Probability, Grade 4.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol , Tsankova, Jenny, and Barbara Irvin  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Data and Probability, Grade 5.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Findell, Carol , Greenes, Carole, Irvin, Barbara, and Jenny Tsankova  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Data and Probability, Grade 6.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Tsankova, Jenny , Findell, Carol, Greenes, Carole, and Barbara Irvin  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Data and Probability, Grade 7.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol, and Jenny Tsankova  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Geometry, Grade 1.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Findell, Carol , Greenes, Carole, and Jenny Tsankova  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Geometry, Grade 2.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Tsankova, Jenny , Findell, Carol, and Carole Greenes  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Geometry, Grade 3.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol, and Jenny Tsankova  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Geometry, Grade 4..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Findell, Carol , Greenes, Carole, and Jenny Tsankova  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Geometry, Grade 5.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Tsankova, Jenny , Findell, Carol, and Carole Greenes  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Geometry, Grade 6.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol, and Jenny Tsankova  (2006).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Geometry, Grade 7.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Carol Findell  (2006).  Groundworks: Algebraic Thinking, Grade 1.  Chicago, IL : reative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Carol Findell  (2006).  Groundworks: Algebraic Thinking, Grade 2.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Caol Findell  (2006).  Groundworks: Algebraic Thinking, Grade 3.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Carol Findell  (2006).  Groundworks: Algebraic Thinking, Grade 4.  Chicago, IL: : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Carol Findell  (2006).  Groundworks: Algebraic Thinking, Grade 5.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Carol Findell  (2006).  Groundworks: Algebraic Thinking, Grade 6.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Carol Findell  (2006).  Groundworks: Algebraic Thinking, Grade 7..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Irvin, Barbara, , Findell, Carol, Greenes, Carole, and Rika Spungin  (2005).  Groundworks: Reasoning with Numbers, Grade 1..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Findell, Carol , Greenes, Carole, Irvin, Barbara, and Rika Spungin  (2005).  Groundworks: Reasoning with Numbers, Grade 2..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol, Irvin, Barbara, and Rika Spungin  (2005).  Groundworks: Reasoning with Numbers, Grade 3..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Spungin, Rika , Greenes, Carole, Findell, Carol, and Barbara Irvin  (2005).  Groundworks: Reasoning with Numbers, Grade 4..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol, Irvin, Barbara, and Rika Spungin  (2005).  Groundworks: Reasoning with Numbers, Grade 5..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Findell, Carol , Greenes, Carole, Irvin, Barbara, and Rika Spungin  (2005).  Groundworks: Reasoning with Numbers, Grade 6..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Irvin, Barbara , Greenes, Carole, Findell, Carol, and Rika Spungin  (2005).  Groundworks: Reasoning with Numbers, Grade 7..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Grou.
  • Greenes, Carole and Carol Findell , (Eds.)  (2005).  Developing Students’ Algebraic Reasoning Abilities.  Volume 3 in the NCSM & Houghton Mifflin Company School Division and McDougal Littell, Monograph Series for Leaders in Mathematics Education.  Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Companies.
  • Greenes, Carole and Carol Findell  (2005).  “Key Algebraic Ideas for Exploration by Young Students”.  Developing Students Algebraic Reasoning Abilities, C. Greenes and C. Findell, Eds. Volume 3 in the NCSM & Houghton Mifflin Company School Division and McDougal Littell Monograph Series for Leaders in Mathematics Education  Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Companies , pp 17-32.
  • Cavanagh, Mary , Dacey, Linda, Greenes, Carole, Findell, Carol, Sheffield, Linda, Small, Marian  (2004).  Navigating through Number and Operations in Prekindergarten-Grade 2..  Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Findell, Carol , Cavanagh, Mary, Dacey, Linda, Greenes, Carole, Sheffield, Linda, Small, Marian  (2004).  Navigating through Problem Solving and Reasoning in Grade 1.  Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Small, Marian , Sheffield, Linda, Cavanagh, Mary, Dacey, Linda, Findell, Carol, Greenes, Carole  (2004).  Navigating through Problem Solving and Reasoning in Grade 2..  Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Findell, Carol , Dacey, Linda, Greenes, Carole, and Rika Spungin  (2003).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Measurement, Grade 1.  Chicago, I : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Dacey, Linda , Findell, Carol, Greenes, Carole, and Rika Spungin.  (2003).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Measurement, Grade 2.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Greenes, Carole, Dacey, Linda, Findell, Carol, and Rika Spungin  (2003).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Measurement, Grade 3.  Chicago, IL: : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Spungin, Rika , Dacey, Linda, Findell, Carol, and Carole Greenes  (2003).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Measurement, Grade 4.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , ,Dacey, Linda, Findell, Carol, and Rika Spungin  (2003).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Measurement, Grade 5.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Dacey, Linda , Findell, Carol, Greenes, Carole, and Rika Spungin  (2003).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Measurement, Grade 6.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Findell, Carol , Dacey, Linda, Greenes, Carole, and Rika Spungin.  (2003).  Groundworks: Reasoning About Measurement, Grade 7.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Dacey, Linda , Cavanagh, Mary, Findell, Carol, Greenes, Carole, Sheffield, Linda, Small, Marian  (2003).  Navigating through Measurement in Prekindergarten-Grade 2..  Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Greenes, Carole , Dacey, Linda, Cavanagh, Mary, Findell, Carol, Sheffield, Linda, Small, Marian  (2003).  Navigating through Problem Solving and Reasoning in Prekindergarten-Kindergarten..  Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol, and Caufield, Tiffany.  (2003).  The abc’s of Algebra, Level I..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole, , Findell, Carol, and Caufield, Tiffany.  (2003).  The abc’s of Algebra, Level II..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol, and Caufield, Tiffany.  (2003).  The abc’s of Algebra, Level III..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol, and Caufield, Tiffany.  (2003).  The abc’s of Algebra, Level IV..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Greenes, Carole , Findell, Carol, and Caufield, Tiffany.  (2003).  The abc’s of Algebra, Level V..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.
  • Sheffield, Linda , Cavanagh, Mary, Dacey, Linda, Greenes, Carole, Findell, Carol, Small, Marian  (2002).  Navigating through Data Analysis and Probability in Prekindergarten-Grade 2..  Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Findell, Carol , Small, Marian, Cavanagh, Mary, Greenes, Carole, and Linda Sheffield  (2001).  Navigating through Geometry in Pre-kindergarten—Grade 2.  Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Greenes, Carole. , Cavanagh, Mary, Dacey, Linda, Findell, Carol, Small, Marian  (2001).  Navigating through Algebra in Prekindergarten-Grade 2..  Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Findell, Carol R , Gavin, M. Katherine, Greenes, Carole E., and Linda Jensen Sheffield  (2000).  Awesome math problems for creative thinking, grade 8.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publlications..
  • Findell, Carol R , Gavin, M. Katherine, Greenes, Carole E., and Linda Jensen Sheffield  (2000).  Awesome math problems for creative thinking. Grade 7..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publlications..
  • Sheffield, Linda Jensen , Greenes, Carole E., Findell, Carol R., and M. Katherine Gavin  (2000).  Awesome math problems for creative thinking. Grade 6..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publlications.
  • Greenes, Carole E , Findell, Carol R., Gavin, M. Katherine, and Linda Jensen Sheffield  (2000).  Awesome math problems for creative thinking. Grade 5.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publlications.
  • Gavin, M. Katherine , Findell, Carol R., Greenes, Carole E., and Linda Jensen Sheffield  (2000).  Awesome math problems for creative thinking. Grade 4.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publlications.
  • Findell, Carol  (2000).  Teaching with Student Math Notes.  Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Findell, Carol, and Carole Greenes.  (2000).  That’s Logical, Grades 1-4..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications.
  • Findell, Carol, and Carole Greenes.  (2000).  That’s Logical, Grades 4-8..  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications.
  • Greenes, Carole E , Findell, Carol R., Gavin, M. Katherine, and Linda Jensen  ().  Awesome math problems for creative thinking. Grade 3.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publlications.
  • Findell, Carol , Greenes, Carole, Irvin, Barbara, and Jenny Tsankova  ().  Groundworks: Reasoning About Data and Probability, Grade 2.  Chicago, IL : Creative Publications, an imprint of the McGraw-Hill Wright Group.

Selected Presentations

  • “Developing Students Algebraic Reasoning and Problem Solving Abilities, Grades 6-9” .
  • “Developing Students Algebraic Reasoning Abilities, Grades Prek-5”
  • “Artful Guidance”
  • “Number and Operations”
  • “Preparing Teachers to Develop Students Problem Solving and Reasoning in Arithmetic and Algebra.”
  • “Making the Connections: Algebra to Number, Measurement, Geometry, and Data.”
  • “Connecting Mathematical Reasoning and Proof.”
  • “Challenging Problems for Everyone.”
  • “Producing Problems that Scale Up the Mathematics.”
  • “Connections to Algebra”
  • “Use Rich Problems to Teach and Connect Hard Middle School Concepts”.
  • “Teaching Mathematics Through Paper Folding.”
  • “Challenging Problems and Great Expectations: Problems that everyone can start and few can finish.” . .
  • “Using Rich Problems to Teach Difficult Topics: Grades 6-16.”
  • “Using Rich Problems to Teach Difficult Topics: Grades K-8.”
  • “Developing Students’ Abilities to Reason about Measurement”:
  • “Connecting Algebra to Arithmetic”:
  • “Connecting the Navigations Reasoning Series to the Curriculum.”
  • “Using Rich Problems to Teach Difficult Topics: Grades K-8.”
  • “Creating Mathematics Leaders.”

Selected Media Productions

  • Findell, Carol,  (2003). Learning Math, Number.. Boston, MA: produced by WGBH and funded by Annenberg.

Selected Professional Memberships

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathenatics
  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

Selected Awards/Honors/Special Recognition

  • Balemenos Memorial Lecture Award
  • Balomenos Memorial Mathematics Education Service Award
  • Massachusetts Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame

Selected University Service

  • Cluster Coordinator for Chelsea, MA
  • Program Coordinator for Mathematics Education
  • Administrator of Math competency exam for ED 100 students
  • Remediation director for math competency exam for ED 100 students
  • State Licensure Documentation
  • Academic Instruction and Standards Committee
  • SED Faculty Assembly

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