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The Yup team is thrilled to announce that Professor Judah Schwartz has joined as the head of our growing Education Advisory Board! Professor Schwartz brings decades of experience in math education to Yup. Read some highlights of his academic philosophy and teaching experience on our recent live Quora Sessions Q&A.
Professor Schwartz is an Emeritus faculty member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and retired with tenure as Professor of Engineering Science and Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He taught math and did mathematics and science education research at HGSE and taught physics at MIT. After retiring from MIT and Harvard, Professor Schwartz taught math teachers for nearly a decade at Tufts University.
Professor Schwartz is currently researching and contributing to the development of teaching software. He is a prolific academic author and has written extensively about mathematics and education technology. Among his dozens of publications is the influential teacher resource Tasks and Rubrics for Balanced Mathematics Assessment in Primary and Elementary Grades.
Notable courses developed and taught by Professor Schwartz include The Art & Craft of Posing Problems & Making Conjectures in the Mathematics for Teaching Masters’ Program at Harvard. His key areas of interest include the teaching and learning of mathematics, improving modes of assessment, and the ethical and philosophical implications of technology in education.
Professor Schwartz has devoted his life and career to the advancement of mathematics education and we look forward to working with him. Stay tuned for more upcoming news on the development of our Education Advisory Board and Learning Team!