UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Erick Hofacker

Erick Hofacker

Erick Hofacker

Associate Professor, Director of MSE-Mathematics Graduate Program, Director of Secondary Mathematics Undergraduate Program
member of graduate faculty

Start Year: 2000

Mathematics
Office: 214c North Hall
Phone: 715-425-4267

Email: erick.b.hofacker@uwrf.edu

Education:

PhD - University of Minnesota, Mathematics Education with Mathematics Minor
MST - University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1998
BS - University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1997

Professional Activities:

  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant (MSP): Mathematical Progressions Through Habits of Mind, major partners – UW-River Falls and New Auburn School District along with 15 additional partners, with K. Ernie, S. Serros (UWEC), and S. Ahrendt. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 2015 – 2018. (Awarded: $997,911).

  • Wisconsin ESEA Improving Teacher Quality (WEITQ): Core Math Progressions Through Fractions and Algebra, major partners – UW-River Falls, UW-Eau Claire, New Auburn School District, and New Richmond School District, with K. Ernie and S. Serros. UW-System. 2014 – 2015. (Awarded $119,182).
  • Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant (MSP): Math Transition into the Common Core Era, major partners – UW-River Falls and Rice Lake Area School District along with 16 additional partners, with K. Ernie and S. Serros (UWEC). Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 2012 – 2015. (Awarded: $515,322).

Publications:

  • Teacher Empowerment and Leadership of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, E. Hofacker, K. Ernie, S. Serros, NCTM 2017 Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education:  Reflective and Collaborative Processes to Improve Mathematics Teaching, M. Boston and L. West (Eds.), 2017. In Press.

  • Personal Response Systems and Discourse Moves in a Workshop Setting for the Professional Development of In-Service Teachers, S. Serros, K. Ernie, E. Hofacker, MAA Notes 79: Teaching Mathematics with Classroom Voting, With and Without Clickers, H. Zullo and K. Cline (Eds.), 2011.

  • Using PRS to Facilitate Reasoning and Representation in Mathematics Content Courses for Future Elementary and Middle School Teacher, K. Ernie, S. Serros, E. Hofacker, MAA Notes 79: Teaching Mathematics with Classroom Voting, With and Without Clickers, H. Zullo and K. Cline (Eds.), 2011.

  • Using Clickers to Encourage Communication and Self-Reflection in Precalculus, E. Hofacker, K. Ernie, S. Serros, MAA Notes 79: Teaching Mathematics with Classroom Voting, With and Without Clickers, H. Zullo and K. Cline (Eds.), 2011.


Areas of Specialization: Mathematics Education, Using Technology in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, Refocusing Courses Below Calculus