Carmel joined the Mathematics Department in 2011. Previously the Chair of the Mathematics Department at Emma Willard School, Carmel earned her PhD from the University at Albany/SUNY in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in mathematics education. Carmel is a mathematics scholar and practitioner with significant teaching experience. While earning her MA in Mathematics at Boston College, Carmel worked as a Fellow, teaching numerous college-level courses. Carmel also worked for six years in the math department and in the dorm at Phillips Exeter Academy. Carmel's research interests include problem-based learning pedagogy and curriculum and its effects on student learning especially in relation to gender, race and socio-economic status. Her most recent article “Teaching Geometry Through Problem-Based Learning” was published in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of Mathematics Teacher. She speaks regularly at national conferences and visits schools to discuss PBL implementation and pedagogical practice.
DA Students Qualify for AIME
This year DA had over 60 students compete in the American Mathematics Competition back in February–a national written exam...
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DA Math Students Compete, Qualify for Top Honors
This year we had four talented mathematics students qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam, which is a highly...