In over 25 years at TERC, Marlene Kliman has led national-scale research and development projects involving mathematics learning in public libraries, after-school programs, community-based childcare settings, family homes, and other informal learning environments. Her projects have been funded by public and private agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the IBM Work/Life Fund. Marlene serves as developmental math editor of the Storytelling Math books, published by Charlesbridge. These books, combining math, diversity, and the power of story, emphasize the importance of authors and illustrators of color.
Favorite children’s book: Marta! Big & Small by Jen Arena.
“The book combines the math of sizes/relative sizes, great page-turns and a tension-filled narrative arc, with racial diversity.”