Quebec Fuentes (Texas, Math)

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Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Andrews Institute of Mathematics and Science Education
Texas Christian University
Ft. Worth, Texas

Current Academic Responsibilities

Dr. Quebec Fuentes teaches mathematics methods courses for undergraduate preservice teachers across all grade levels, graduate mathematics education courses, and an action research course. She is interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics for understanding with her research projects focusing on classroom discourse, teacher knowledge, mathematics curriculum materials, teacher self-efficacy, collaboration, and developing fraction sense.

Recent Accomplishments

In 2014, Dr. Quebec Fuentes received the School Science and Mathematics Association Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award. At Texas Christian University (TCU), she was a Dean’s Research and Creativity Award and Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community nominee.

Service to SSMA and professional organizations

Dr. Quebec Fuentes serves on the SSMA Finance Committee and is a reviewer for School Science and Mathematics. She is also the current President of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Texas and has served this organization in a variety of capacities including Treasurer, Conference Program Co-chair, Conference Registration Committee, and Local Arrangements Committee. Dr. Quebec Fuentes just completed a two-year term as the co-editor of the Problem Solvers Department for Teaching Children Mathematics.

Vision for SSMA

The work of mathematics and science educators crosses multiple communities with different cultures and norms. Effectively navigating these communities and collaborating with multiple stakeholders is critical for the continued growth of SSMA, advocacy efforts of the organization, and linking research and practice.