College of Arts and Sciences
1903 W Michigan Ave
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5248 USA
- Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Iowa, 1972
- Mathematics education reform in high schools
- Curriculum development and instructional materials development
- Teacher enhancement programs.
Dr. Christian Hirsch is professor emeriti of mathematics, specializing in mathematics education, in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University. Hirsch taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics and in mathematics education for teachers. He worked four years in secondary school mathematics in urban and suburban settings, including a laboratory school.
The primary focus of Hirsch's research is design, development and study of the efficacy of problem-based, inquiry-oriented, and technology-rich integrated high school mathematics curricula. His work has garnered funding from the National Science Foundation for several projects, including Core-Plus Mathematics, Core Math Tools and Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics.