Allison Hintz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Dean

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Room: UW-271 O
Phone: 425-352-3732
Box 358531
ahintz@uw.edu

Academic Interests

Dr. Hintz’s research and teaching are in the area of mathematics education. Her focus on mathematics came about during her years as a fifth-grade teacher – it was alongside her students that she developed her own positive identity as a mathematician! Today she studies teaching and learning, specifically facilitating engaging discussion. Her research and teaching happen in partnership with educators and children in formal and informal settings and focuses on beliefs and practices that support all children in lively mathematics learning. She is a co-author, with Elham Kazemi, of Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions.

Teaching

  • B EDUC 405 - Context of Learning and Schooling
  • B EDUC 418 - Knowing, Teaching, and Assessing in Intermediate Level Mathematics
  • B EDUC 419 - Knowing, Teaching, and Assessing in Mathematics
  • B EDUC 491 – Understanding and Communicating Mathematics for Elementary Grades
  • B EDUC 581 - Discourse in the Math and Science Classroom
  • B EDUC 591 – Fostering Early Numeracy


Education

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education). University of Washington, Seattle

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education). University of Washington, Seattle

B.A., K-8 Education, Washington State University, Pullman, WA


Background

  • Instructor, University of Washington College of Education, Seattle
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Washington College of Education, Seattle
  • Research Assistant, University of Washington College of Education, Seattle
  • Professional development facilitator, partner districts across Washington state
  • Classroom teacher, Bellevue School District, Bellevue, WA
  • Classroom teacher, Mukilteo School District, Mukilteo, WA
 

Book

Kazemi, E. & Hintz, A. (2014). Intentional Talk: Leading and Structuring Productive Mathematical Discussions. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.

Articles

Gibbons, L., Kazemi, E., Hartman, L., & Hintz, A. (2017). Teacher Time Out: Educators Learning Together In and Through Practice. Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership

Hintz, A. & Tyson, K. (2015). The Complexities of Listening: An analysis of student and teacher listening during mathematical discussion. Mathematical Thinking and Learning.

Hintz, A. (2014). Strengthening Discussions. Teaching Children Mathematics, 20(5), 318-324.

Article selected as one of three finalists for the “Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication” Award, 2014, from National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Hintz, A., Kazemi, E., Granger, J., Lind, T., Lewis, B., Simpson, L., and Crandall, D. (2013). Innovations in Improving Mathematics Instruction: One School’s Story of Implementing School-Wide Job-Embedded Professional Development. Washington State Kappan, (7)1, 7-11.

Article awarded the 2014 Distinguished Paper Award from Washington Educational Research Association

Hintz, A., & Smith, A. T. (2013). Mathematizing read-alouds in three easy steps. The Reading Teacher, 67(2), 103-108.

Bier, M., Horn, L., Campbell, S., Kazemi, E., Hintz, A. Kelley-Petersen, M., Stevens, R., Sazena, A. & Peck, C. (2012). Designs for Simultaneous Renewal in University-Public School Partnerships: Hitting the “sweet spot,” Teacher Education Quarterly, (39)3, 127-141.

Hintz, A. (2011). Understanding Students’ Experiences as Listeners During Mathematical Discussion, Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 11(3), 261-272.

National Conference Presentations

Place, N., Hintz, A., & Todd, J. (April, 2014). Gradual Release Coaching: The
development of practice for cooperating teachers and student teachers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Hintz, A. & Kazemi, E. (April, 2014). Leading Productive Mathematical Discussions
Through Open and Targeted Sharing
. Annual meeting of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, New Orleans, LA.

Kazemi, E., Hintz, A., & Gibbons, L. (April, 2014). Math Labs: Designing high quality school-embedded math professional learning. Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Gibbons, L., Hintz, A., & Hartmann, L. (April, 2014). Teacher Time Out: A way to
support the collective learning of Educators.
Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Chan, A., & Hintz, A. (April, 2014). Supporting Early Numeracy Through Counting
Collections.
Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Hintz, A. & Kazemi, E. (April, 2014). Leading Productive Mathematical Discussions
Through Open and Targeted Sharing.
Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Hintz, A. & Gibbons, L. (February, 2014). Math Labs: Designing high quality school-embedded math professional learning. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.

Smith, A.T., & Hintz, A. (2013, December). Mathematizing Read-Alouds in
Kindergarten Classrooms.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Hintz, A. & Smith, T. (July, 2013). Mathematizing Read Alouds. Cognitively Guided
Instruction Biennial National Mathematics Conference. Des Moines, Iowa.

Hintz, A., Lind, T., & Lomax, K. (July, 2013). The Power of Counting Collections.
Cognitively Guided Instruction Biennial National Mathematics Conference. Des Moines, Iowa.

Hintz, A. & Tyson, K. (2013, April). Learning to Listen: Understanding and Supporting Elementary Students as Listeners During Mathematical Discussion. Paper presented with Laverty, M., Novak, B., Hunsburger, W., English, A. and Haroutunian-Gordon, S. [discussant] at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Hintz, A. (2012, April). Understanding and Supporting Elementary Students’ Experiences as Listeners During Mathematical Discussion. presented with Embrey, K., Haroutunian-Gordon, Hunsburger, W., S., Tyson, K., and Garrison, J. [discussant] at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Hintz, A., Kelley-Petersen, M. (2011, October). Mathematically Productive and Socially Supportive Discourse: A Teacher and Her Students’ Perspectives. Structured poster session at the annual meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America Conference, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Hintz, A., Tyson, K. (2011, October). Listening Matters: Understanding the Other Side of Language in Mathematical Learning. Structured poster session at the annual meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America Conference, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Hintz, A., Chan, A., Kelley-Petersen, M. (2011, January). Exploration of an Instructional Activity: The Learning of Pre-service Teachers, In-service Teachers, and Elementary Students. Paper presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educator Conference, Irvine, California.


Regional Conference Presentations

Hintz, A., Smith, T., & Lomax, K. (March 2014). Developing Strong and Joyful Young Learners of Mathematics. Washington Education Research Association P-3 Symposium, Seattle, WA.

Hintz, A., Place, N., & Todd, J. (December 2013). The Three-Lesson Sequence: A focus on high leverage practice for teacher candidates and mentor teachers. Washington Education Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Hintz, A., Lind, T., & Lomax, K. (October, 2013) The Power of Counting Collections. 90 minute workshop at the Northwest Mathematics Conference, Bellevue, Washington.

Hintz, A. (2011, October). Understanding Students’ Experiences as Listeners During Mathematical Discussion. 60 minute presentation at the Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Hintz, A. (2010, October). Students’ Experiences Learning Mathematics Through Whole Group Strategy Sharing Lessons. 50 minute presentation at the Northwest Mathematics Conference, Spokane, Washington.

Campbell, S., Hintz, A., & Harrington, R. (2010, October). Solving the Problem of Multiple Solutions. 90 minute presentation at the Northwest Mathematics Conference, Spokane, Washington.


Invited Presentations

Hintz, A., & Smith, A. T. (2014, February). Mathematizing children’s books for reading aloud. Talk delivered to the children services librarians, Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA.

Invited co-leader of a discussion table Discourse in the Mathematics Classroom:
Continuing the Discussion
at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (2014, February). Irvine, CA.

Hintz, A., & Smith, A. T. (2013, November). Mathematizing children books: Discovering the joy and wonder of mathematics in favorite stories. Talk delivered for the Front Porch Series: Broadcast Calls, hosted by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center, Washington, D.C.

Invited speaker (2013, September). New Faculty Panel Discussion: Balancing teaching and research. University of Washington, Bothell.

Invited speaker with Elham Kazemi. (2013, May). Developing strong, joyful young
learners of mathematics
. The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning Distinguished Lecture Series. Seattle, WA.

Invited speaker with Tony Smith. (2013, April). Mathematizing read alouds. Seattle Public Libraries. Seattle, WA

Research in Progress. (2012, November). How does School-Embedded Professional Development Support Ambitious and Equitable Teaching and Learning of Mathematics? University of Washington, Bothell.

Discourse 2011 (2011, May). Understanding and Supporting Students as Mathematical Listeners. University of Washington, Bothell.

Keynote Address. (2010, August). Facilitating Ambitious “Math Talk” to Support All Children’s Learning. Northshore School District “Get Connected” all district teacher in-service. 90-minute Presentation focused on core principles of “Math Talk” in Math Expressions curriculum.


Honors and Awards

  • 2005 Science and Engineering Program for Teachers Scholarship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2001 Cultural Exploration trip to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Selected Teacher
  • 1996 Phi Beta Kappa Excellence in Student Teaching Award