About the Author:  Jeffrey Frykholm, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Frykholm is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A former public school mathematics teacher, Dr. Frykholm has spent the past 19 years teaching young children, working with beginning teachers in preservice teacher preparation courses, providing professional development support for practicing teachers, and working to improve mathematics education policy and practices across the globe (In the U.S., Africa, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean). 

Dr. Frykholm also has authored over 30 articles in various math and science education journals for both practicing teachers, and educational researchers.  He has been a part of research teams that have won in excess of six million dollars in grant funding to support research in mathematics education.  He also has extensive experience in curriculum development, serving on the NCTM Navigations series writing team, and having authored two highly regarded curriculum programs:  An integrated math and science, K-4 program entitled Earth Systems Connections (funded by NASA, 2005), and an innovative middle grades program entitled, Inside Math (Cambium Learning, 2009).   Learning to think Mathematically with the Rekenrek is his third curriculum program, designed specifically for teachers in the elementary grades. 

Dr. Frykholm was a recipient of the highly prestigious National Academy of Education Spencer Foundation Fellowship, as well as a Fulbright Fellowship in Santiago, Chile to teach and research in mathematics education.