Michael Winer, PhD

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  • Mathematics Education K-12
  • Student Cognition
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Learning Progressions/Trajectories


Michael Winer has a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree from Central Michigan University (2008), a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from The Ohio State University (2010), and a Doctorate In Mathematics Education from The Ohio State University (2017). At Ohio State, he worked with Dr. Michael T. Battista on his learning progressions research projects for K-5 students called Cognition-Based Assessment (CBA) as well as Individualized Dynamic Geometry Instruction (iDGi). Also while at Ohio State, Michael worked as student teacher supervisor for the secondary mathematics program. In between Michael’s master and doctoral programs, he taught high school mathematics at Lima Senior High School in Lima, Ohio for 3 years. At Eastern Washington University, Michael teaches mostly elementary and middle school teachers how to teach mathematics effectively to their students. His research focuses on student reasoning and cognition of geometry and measurement as well as developing learning progressions. He has doing research in how student reason with geometry proofs and how to teach geometric proofs efficiently to middle and high school students with a deep conceptual understanding. He is also doing research on how learning progression curriculum can be used to help preservice elementary and middle school teachers develop their pedagogical content knowledge of geometry and measurement.

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