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Frank Davis



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Frank E. Davis was President of TERC, a nonprofit research and development organization founded in 1965. TERC is known for its innovative research, curriculum design and reform work in science and mathematics education, and educational technology. Dr. Davis came to TERC from Lesley University where he was Director of the Ph.D Program in Educational Studies and a Senior Research Associate in the Program Evaluation Research Group. Davis holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a master's degree in physics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, an American Education Research Association Fellow at the National Science Foundation and the recipient of a Danforth Graduate Fellowship while at Harvard University. 


Mathematics and Science Education
Program Evaluation
African American Education
Research and Educational Design 


Moses, R, West, M. M. & Davis, F. (2009). Culturally responsive mathematics education in the Algebra Project: Why does A - B = A + (-B)? (To be published in a volume entitled Culturally responsive mathematics education, by Erlbaum, edited by B. Greer, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Nelson-Barber, and A. Powell)

Blanton, M., Schifter, D., Inge, V., Lofgren, P., Willis, C., Davis, F., & Confrey,
J. (2007). Early Algebra. In V. Katz (ed.) Algebra Gateway to a Technological Future. (pp. 7-14). Washington DC: MAA Reports. The Mathematics Association of American.

Davis, F. E., West, M. M., Greeno, J. et al. (2006). Transaction of mathematical knowledge in the Algebra Project. In Na'ilah Suad Nasir & Paul Cobb (Eds.) Improving access to mathematics: Diversity, equity, and access in mathematics (pp. 69-88). New York: Columbia Teachers College Press.