Meet the Team
David W. Carraher
Ph.D. in Psychology, City University of New York
David is a Senior Scientist at TERC, in Cambridge, MA.
As co-PI on NSF's "Bridging Research and Practice"
Project he helped develop the Videopaper Builder,
software that allows teachers and researchers to easily
publish multimedia in web-browsable format. He has
published widely about mathematics and science learning,
including award-winning software in the U.S. and Brazil.
Currently he directs the NSF-funded project, "Algebra in
the Early Grades" and is director of research for the
Fulcrum Institute of Tufts University. He served as
researcher, advisor and director of numerous projects
about science, technology and mathematics in the U.S.
and Brazil. As a Professor of Psychology in Pernambuco,
Brazil, he carried out research on everyday mathematics
in and out of school, having published, with T. Nunes
and A. Schliemann, Street Mathematics and School
Mathematics (New York: Cambridge U Press, 1993). He
chaired the scientific programs of ISSBD-94
(International Society of the Study of Behavioral
Development) and PME-95 (Psychology of Mathematics
Education). His first book, O Senso Crítico: Do
Dia-a-dia Às Ciências Humanas (SãoPaulo: Pioneira, 1983)
continues to be widely used in Brazil as a textbook on
critical thinking. He recently finished authoring
Bringing Out the Algebraic Character of Arithmetic
(Erlbaum, 2007) with A. Schliemann & B. Brizuela; he is
also co-editing Algebra in the Early Grades with J.
Kaput & Maria Blanton (Erlbaum, in press).