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Temple Walkowiak

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education

Principal Investigator: Project ATOMS, Co-Principal Investigator: Project ASK-TM

317-D Poe Hall

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Temple Walkowiak is an associate professor of mathematics education at North Carolina State University. Prior to her appointment at NC State, Dr. Walkowiak worked as a teacher and mathematics specialist for nine years in Virginia public schools and completed a Ph.D. in 2010 at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the measurement of mathematics instructional quality in elementary classrooms and the impact of teacher preparation on teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and practice. Dr. Walkowiak is currently the Principal Investigator of an NSF-funded grant project entitled Project ATOMS: Accomplished Elementary Teachers of Mathematics and Science, a longitudinal study of elementary teacher development in mathematics and science. She is also the co-PI on another NSF-funded project, Project ASK-TM: Assessing the Structure of Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics. Along with colleagues at Indiana University and the University of Georgia, Dr. Walkowiak is investigating the relationship between teacher knowledge and instructional practices in fractions and decimals in the upper elementary grades. Dr. Walkowiak is currently the President of the North Carolina affiliate of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE-NC), an organization committed to purposeful advocacy work in service of mathematics teachers, students, and teacher educators in NC (

Courses Taught

  • ELM 410 Children’s Thinking and Multiplicative Reasoning
  • ELM 555 Number Systems and Operations: K-5 Mathematical Tasks
  • ELM 400 Connections Seminar III: Instructional Design and Assessment
  • ELM 654 Internship in Elementary Education


Doctor of Philosophy Mathematics Education University of Virginia 2010

Master of Education Middle Grades (4-8) Education James Madison University 1998

Bachelor of Science Mathematics James Madison University 1997