Teachers College, Columbia University

Herbert P.  Ginsburg

Herbert P. Ginsburg is the Jacob H. Schiff Foundation Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. For many years he has conducted research on cognitive development, particularly the development of children’s mathematical thinking, both within the U. S. and in various cultures around the world.

He has used the knowledge gained from research to develop several kinds of educational applications. He has created video workshops to enhance teachers’ understanding of their children’s learning of mathematics. He has contributed to mathematics textbook series. He has developed tests of mathematical thinking and has explored how the “clinical interview” method for assessing children’s mathematical knowledge can be used by teachers in their classrooms.

Currently, he is developing video-based and other materials that can help parents and teachers to understand young children’s mathematical thinking.