# Smith, J. P. (jps164) | Teachers College Columbia University

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## Educational Background

M.S. in Mathematics, Stanford University (1964)

Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University (1973)

## Scholarly Interests

History of mathematics.

Postsecondary mathematics curriculum.

## Selected Publications

*Task Variables in Mathematical Problem Solving.*ERIC, 1979.

On
making effective use of the advice “Think of a related problem.”
E. Silver and J.
P. Smith. 1980 Yearbook, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Random
digits and simulation. E. Silver and J. P. Smith. 1981 Yearbook, National
Council
of Teachers of Mathematics.

*Study
Guide for Mathematics, *Connecticut* *State Board of Education, 1987.

Concerning
the prevalence of inaccurate memories of problem solving episodes. J.P.
Smith. Mathematics Teachers Journal, Vol 41, no. 1: 48-50.
1991.

Mersenne
primes: A lesson in the history of mathematical patterns. J.P. Smith.
Missouri
Mathematics Journal. Spring, 1993.

*Mathematical explorations for our time*. Barwood Press, Norfolk, VA. 2006.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

American Educational Research Organization

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Southern Connecticut State University (1998 - 2002)

Dean of Arts and Sciences, Southern Connecticut State University (1987-1998)

- Chairperson
(1982-1987)