Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University

Jae Baek

Assistant Professor
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Baek is a mathematics educator, whose primary teaching and research interests are in teaching and learning mathematics with understanding. She teaches math contents and methods courses for pre- and in-service teachers at elementary and middle levels, and conducts research on how children and teachers make sense of mathematics.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • MAT 130Sec 5 Numerical Reasoning
  • MAT 130Sec 6 Numerical Reasoning
  • MAT 201Sec 1 Tchg Math Elem Sch
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Children's mathematical thinking in Numbers, Operations, and Algebra
  • Ph D Mathematics Education - 2001
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Madison
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: An analysis of children's invented strategies for multidigit multiplication
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  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS