Elizabeth Phillips

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Senior Academic Specialist in the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME)

C717 Wells, (517) 353-3835


Betty Phillips is a senior academic specialist in the Program in Mathematics Education. She is interested in curriculum design and development using design-based research methodologies and the role of curriculum in the teaching and learning processes. She is an author of the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) which is a problem-centered mathematics curriculum for middle school teachers and students. Its overarching goal is to help students and teachers develop mathematical knowledge, understanding, and skill along with an awareness of and appreciation for the rich connections among mathematical strands and between mathematics and other disciplines. Current research projects related to CMP are the Arc of Learning, Student Work as a Context for Student Learning, and Formative Assessment.  She is also a Principle Investigator for two recent National Science Foundation Research grants that investigate the efforts to promote middle school mathematics learning and engagement with digital curriculum resources.