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Personal Profile of Dr. Hung-Hsi Wu


Hung-Hsi Wu is a differential geometer by profession. He taught at UC Berkeley 1965-2009, and is Professor of Mathematics Emeritus. In 1992, he was moved by what he witnessed in the mathematics education reform and was determined to initiate change in mathematics education. After 1998, he started to participate in the education process full-time, first as a critic and then as a member of various state and national committees, including NAEP, NMAP, and TIMSS. His latest project is the improvement of the professional development of math teachers, both pre-service and in-service. He has been engaged in in-service work since 2000, and starting with 2006, he started to work on the pre-service professional development of high school teachers. Wu has written extensively on mathematics education.

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Past Committee Membership
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Educational Advisory Committee Mar 01, 2008 Mar 01, 2015
Educational Advisory Committee Mar 07, 2015 May 01, 2023
  1. Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2014: The role of the mathematics department in the mathematical preparation of teachers

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    Mar 26, 2014
    04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
      Plenary Session: A conversation about the mathematical preparaton of teachers and the challenges universities face
    Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), Herbert Clemens (Ohio State University), Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
    Mar 28, 2014
    03:05 PM - 04:30 PM
      Parallel Sessions: Professional Development Opportunities for Mathematics Teachers
    Matthias Beck (San Francisco State University), Gail Burrill (Michigan State University), Thomas Clark (University of Nebraska), Brian Conrey (AIM - American Institute of Mathematics), Brianna Donaldson (AIM - American Institute of Mathematics), John Ewing (Math for America ), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska), Tom Marley (University of Nebraska), Wendy Smith (University of Nebraska), Glenn Stevens (Boston University), Diana White (University of Colorado, Denver), Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley), Darryl Yong (Harvey Mudd College)
  2. Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2008: Teaching and Learning Algebra

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    May 15, 2008
    04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
      The transition from arithmetic to algebra: further perspectives
    Herbert Clemens (Ohio State University), Robert Moses (The Algebra Project), Mary Jo Tavormina, Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
    May 16, 2008
    03:45 PM - 05:15 PM
      Preparing teachers to teach algebra
    Dan Chazan, Al Cuoco (Education Development Center, Inc.), Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
  3. Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2007: Teaching Teachers Mathematics

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    May 31, 2007
    08:40 AM - 09:30 AM
      The mathematics K-12 teachers need to know
    Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
    Jun 01, 2007
    10:45 AM - 11:35 AM
      Professional Development: The Hard Work of Learning Mathematics
    Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
  4. Workshop The Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (K-8): Why, What and How?

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    May 27, 2005
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Small Group Sessions with Mathematicians and Educators Who Either Develop Materials for Teachers' Learning of Mathematics for Teaching or Who Work with Preservice or Experienced Teachers.
    Nicholas Branca, Winnie Gilbert (Los Altos High School), Ken Gross, Stefanie Hassan (Little Lake School District), Steve Klass, Raven McCrory, Ira Papick, Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
  5. Workshop Assessing Students’ Mathematics Learning: Issues, Costs and Benefits

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    Mar 08, 2004
    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
      Investigation of Alternative Approaches to Assessment of Different Aspects of Proficiency in Algebra.
    Heidi Boley, David Foster, William McCallum (University of Arizona), Ann Shannon (UC Berkeley ), Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)