Eric Pandiscio

Pandiscio, EricAssociate Professor of Education

324A Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469

Bio: Eric Pandiscio teaches mathematics education courses for current and prospective K-12 mathematics teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His teaching comprises methods, content, and research courses, all of which emphasize student engagement. He has been part of numerous professional development projects and institutes, focusing on innovative curriculum, pedagogy and connections to state standards. His previous grant involvement with teachers includes the Maine ESP and the NSF Noyce Scholarship Program. He is part of the leadership team of the Maine STEM Partnership, a member of the advisory board for the Maine Center for STEM Education, and a UMaine delegate to the Mathematics State Collaborative for Assessment and Student Standards, an affiliate of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Dr. Pandiscio’s research interests include the acquisition of proportional reasoning skills, the development of analytic and synthetic geometric ideas, and the connection between inductive and deductive thinking.

Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, 1994, University of Texas at Austin
M.A., 1991, University of Texas at Austin
B.A. in Economics, 1985, Brown University

Courses taught at UMaine

  • EHD 101: The Art and Science of Teaching
  • MAT 305: Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers
  • EMA 314: Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School
  • EMA 598: Special Topics in Mathematics Education

Sample publications

  • Dimmel, J.K., & Pandiscio, E. (2017). Do they become parallel? Preservice teacher’s use of dynamic diagrams to explore division by zero. In Galindo, E., & Newton, J., (Eds.) Proceedings of the 39th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Indianapolis, IN: Hoosier Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.
  • Muller, M., & Pandiscio, E. (October, 2016). Students’ symmetric ability in relation to their use and preference for symmetric heuristics in problem solving. Proceedings of the Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education RUME). Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Pandiscio, E.A. (2015). Insights into teaching geometry. Learning and Teaching Mathematics. 19(1), 32-35.