Steven Greenstein is a tenured Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Montclair State University. He earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Georgia State University, a Masters degree in Mathematics from Texas State University, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on children’s topological thinking, Making in mathematics teacher preparation, culturally relevant pedagogy, and the designs of microworlds and physical tools to support the teaching and learning of mathematics. Through his teaching and research, he works to democratize access to authentic mathematical activity that honors the diversity of children’s mathematical thinking, that is both nurturing of and nurtured by intellectual agency, and that is guided by self-directed inquiry, mathematical play, and the having of wonder-ful ideas.
2016: Designing at the Intersection of Theory, Content, & Pedagogical Experience