Research and Projects

Elizabeth Burroughs
  • connections between the mathematics pre-service teachers study as undergraduates and the mathematics they will teach to school students
  • mathematical modeling in elementary classrooms
  • classroom coaching in elementary mathematics classrooms
  • developing courses appropriate for pre-service mathematics teacher preparation programs

I am now accepting applications for doctoral students interested in earning a Ph.D. in Mathematics with research in Mathematics Education. I will sponsor research projects in areas related to my ongoing research, including mathematical modeling in elementary grades, content preparation of secondary mathematics teachers, gender issues in mathematics education, informal mathematics education, and mathematics coaching.


Courses Taught

  • M 135: Mathematics for K-8 Teachers I (replaced by M 132 and M 234)
  • M 328: Higher Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
  • M 329: Modern Geometry
  • M 428: Modeling for Teachers
  • EDU 497R: Methods of Teaching 5 - 8 Mathematics
  • EDU 497: Methods of Teaching 9-12 Mathematics
  • M 424: Algebraic Thinking and Number Sense in the Middle Grades
  • M 520: Standards-based Mathematics
  • M 524: Linear Algebra for Teachers
  • M 528: Curriculum Design in Mathematics
  • M 588: Professional Development in Mathematics
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  • Ph.D. (Mathematics), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2003
    Dissertation: Convection in a Closed-Loop Thermosyphon: Bifurcation and Stability Analysis
  • MA(Mathematics), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1999
  • Teaching Certificate , Post-Baccalaureate Education Program, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA, 1995
  • BA (Mathematics and English), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1992


Dr. Elizabeth Burroughs, Ph.D.
Professor, Mathematics Education
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Montana State University
PO Box 172400
Bozeman, MT  59717-2400


Office:  Wilson 2-214
Phone:  (406) 994-3604
Receptionist:  (406) 994-3601
Fax:  (406) 994-1789