Jane-Jane Lo

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Jane-Jane Lo
Professor of Mathematics Education
(269) 387-1080
4425 Everett Tower, Mail Stop 5248
Mailing address: 
Department of Mathematics
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5248 USA
  • Ph.D, Curriculum and Instruction, Florida State University, 1991
Teaching interests: 
  • Content courses for prospective elementary school teachers
  • Mathematics curriculum
  • Geometry
Research interests: 
  • Mathematics knowledge for teaching
  • Rational number concepts
  • Geometrical concepts

Dr. Jane-Jane Lo is a professor of mathematics education in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University. She has a research interest in studying the process of mathematical learning and concept development. This focus has been pursued in four complementary areas: rational number concepts, curriculum analysis, technology use and international comparative studies both in the contexts of K-8 and teacher education. Her long-term research goal is to utilize both technological and non-technological tools to support all learners develop a deep understanding of rational number concepts, both in the numerical and geometrical contexts that they need to fulfill their college and career aspirations.

Lo has published in both research and practitioner journals, including the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Educational Studies in Mathematics, Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Teaching Children Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and Mathematics Teacher, and is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. Lo, Leatham and Van Zoest co-edited the book titled Research Trends in Mathematics Education published by Springer in 2014.

Lo and Van Zoest co-chaired the 2012 North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education conference that provided a rich setting for nearly 500 participants from 39 states and seven foreign countries. Participants of PME-NA discussed and reflected on their work surrounding the conference theme “Navigating Transitions Along Continuums: Innovation, Student Learning, Professional Learning, and School Mathematics Articulation.”