Jim HammermanJames (Jim) Hammerman 
Project Director/ Senior Researcher & Evaluator 
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Program/Areas of Interest

Data and statistics education; Program evaluation; Research design; Teacher professional development; Math education; Technology tools for learning; Adult development

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Biographical Summary

James K.L. Hammerman, (Jim) is a Senior Researcher/ Developer/ Evaluator who co-leads the Evaluation Group at TERC. Dr. Hammerman has been a mathematics educator, researcher and evaluator for over 25 years. He helped to create and conduct mathematics professional development opportunities in the SummerMath for TeachersMath for Tomorrow, and VISOR projects. He wrote curriculum materials for the Seeing and Thinking MathematicallyVisualizing Algebra and Model Chance projects, and led technology efforts for the revision of Investigations.

In addition to his own research on data and statistics learning and on the impact of adult developmental differences on teachers' professional learning, Dr. Hammerman has designed and led a number of formative and summative evaluation projects. These include a national needs assessment for NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), and evaluations of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation’s BioTeach program, KCP Technology’s Data Games project, and EDC's Transition to Algebra project, among others.

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Selected Publications

  • After Installation: Ubiquitous Computing and High School Science in Three Experienced [...] Brian Drayton, Joni Falk, Rena Stroud, Kathryn Hobbs, and James (Jim) Hammerman (2009) Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment 9 (3)
  • BioTeach Evaluation Report, 2008-2009 James (Jim) Hammerman and Karen Mutch-Jones (2009) Cambridge, MA: TERC.
  • Informal Inferential Reasoning About Large Scientific Data Sets James (Jim) Hammerman (2009) Paper presented at the International Statistical Institute (ISI) Conference, Durban, South Africa.
  • Strategies for Managing Statistical Complexity with New Software Tools James (Jim) Hammerman and Andee Rubin (2004) Statistics Education Research Journal 3 (2) . 17-41.
  • Understanding Data Through New Software Representations James (Jim) Hammerman and Andee Rubin (2006) Thinking and Reasoning with Data and Chance: 68th NCTM Yearbook Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics