Wayne State University

David Whitin

David  Whitin
Professor Emeritus - Teacher Education

Education
  • Baccaulaureate: Princeton University, 1970,  BA, Classics
  • Graduate: Boston University, 1971, MA, (Art History)
    • University of New Hampshire, 1972, MAT,  (Elementary Education)
    • Indiana University, 1984, EdD, (Elementary Education)

Area of Expertise

  • Problem posing in mathematics
  • Inquiry learning across the curriculum
  • Developing a critical perspective toward numerical information
  • Integrating language and mathematics

Research Interests

  • Problem posing in mathematics
  • Inquiry learning across the curriculum
  • Developing a critical perspective toward numerical information
  • Integrating language and mathematics

Presentations

Interrogating the socio-political dimensions of data-related texts
Whitin, D.J. 2011   Chicago: National Council of Teachers of English
Learning to read the numbers: Critical numeracy and critical literacy in k-8 classrooms
Whitin, D.J., Whitin, P. 2011   Miami: Joint Statistical Meetings
Teaching reading, writing, and numeracy: Building bridges for all learners
Whitin, D.J., Whitin, P. 2010   Distinguished Educators Seminar Series, Center of Educational Leadership, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Viewing the Gee's Bend quilts through an interdisciplinary perspective
Whitin, D.J. 2009   Philadelphia: National Council of Teachers of English
Developing a critical orientation toward data
*Whitin, D. J. & Whitin, P. 2008   National Council of Teachers of English, San Antonio, TX.
Critiquing data in democratic classrooms
Whitin,P. & *Whitin, D.J. 2008   National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, St. Lake City, UT.
Strategies for developing a critical orientation toward statistics
Whitin, D. J. & Whitin, P. 2007   National Council of Teachers of English, New York, New York.

Publications

Making sense of fractions and percents
Whitin, D.J., Whitin, P.   2012 Teaching Children Mathematics 18 (8) 490-496.
Exploring Gee's Bend quilts through interdisciplinary investigations.
Mitchell, R., Whitin, P., Whitin, D. J.   2012 Art Education accepted for publication
Empowering children as critics and composers of multimodal texts
Whitin, D.J. & Whitin, P.   2012 Talking Points 23 (2) 4-12
Investigating critical literacy within a critical literacy framework
Whitin, P. & Whitin, D.J.   2011 Language Arts Journal of Michigan 27 (1) 38-42
Mathematical pattern hunters
Whitin, P. , Whitin, D.J.   2011 Young Children 66 (3) 84-90
Learning to read the numbers: Integrating critical literacy and critical numeracy in k-8 classrooms
Whitin, D. J. & Whitin, P.   2011 New York: Routledge
Using graphs to build mathematical understanding
Larson, M. & Whitin, D.J.   2010 Dimensions of Early Childhood 38 (3) 15-22
Legs and more legs: Problem solving with creatures
Whitin, D.J. & Whitin, P.   2009 Teaching Children Mathematics. 16 (2) 80-87
Why are things shaped the way they are?
Whitin, D.J. & Whitin, P.   2009 Teaching Children Mathematics 15 464-472
Learning to read the numbers: A critical orientation toward statistics
Whitin, P., & Whitin, D. J.   2008 Language Arts 85 (6) 432-441
Learning our way to one million
Whitin, D.J.   2008 Teaching Children Mathematics 14 (8) 448-453
Mathematics and poetry: The right connection
Whitin, D.J. & Piwko, M.   2008 Young Children 63, (2) 34-39
Learning to solve problems in the primary grades
Whitin, P. & Whitin, D.J.   2008 Teaching Children Mathematics 14 (70) 426-432
Problem posing in the elementary classroom
*Whitin, D.J.   2006 Teaching Children Mathematics 13 (1) 14-18
Books of perception: The legacy of Tana Hoban
Whitin, D.J.   2006 The Dragon Lode 24 (2) 2-5
Learning to talk back to a statistic
Whitin, D.J.   2006 Teaching and learning mathematics 31-40
Graphing with four-year olds: Exploring the possibilities through staff development
Schwartz, S. & Whitin, D.J.   2006 Teaching and learning mathematics 5-16.
Pairing books for children's mathematical understanding
Whitin, P. &* Whitin, D. J.   2005 Young Children 60 (2) 42-48
New visions for linking literature and mathematics
Whitin, D. J. & Whitin, P.   2004 rbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English; & Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Math is language too
Whitin, P. & Whitin, D.J.   2000 Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; and Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English
Inquiry at the window
Whitin, P. & Whitin, D.J.   1997 Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann