Sean Nank, Ph.D.

Professor at ACE; professor at California State University San Marcos

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Dr. Nank earned a Ph.D. from the University of California Riverside. He holds a K-12 professional clear single subject mathematics credential and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). He has published two books, Testing over Teaching: Mathematics Education in the 21st Century and The Making of a Presidential Mathematics and Science Educator. Dr. Nank has worked with the United States Department of Education, National Science Foundation, California Department of Education, and California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He was also recently nominated as president of the Greater San Diego Mathematics Council. Dr. Nank is passionate about bringing effective mathematics education to students in a way that helps them connect to the material.


San Diego, CA


Common Core State Standards, mathematics curriculum instruction, K-12 STEM programs

Discussion Topics

  • Implementing Common Core Standards in mathematics classrooms
  • The beauty of mathematics and encouraging math education
  • How teachers can rethink the way they teach mathematics
  • Currently researching the use of iPads and online formative assessments in STEM classrooms