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Dr. Marshall B Lassak

Dr. Marshall B Lassak

Department Chair & Professor - Mathematics Education

Office: 3364 - Old Main
Phone: 217-581-6450
Email: mblassak@eiu.edu


B.S., Mathematics emphasis in Secondary Education, East Central University (1995) 
M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (1997) 
Ph. D., Educational Mathematics, University of Northern Colorado (2001) 

Professional Organizations

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM)
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)


Technology in mathematics
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Dynamical systems at the undergraduate level

Selected Publications

  • Effectively using multiple technologies. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 46(5), 783-790.
  • What does Technology Bring to the Common Core Mathematical Practices? In D. Polly (Ed.). Cases on Technology Integration in Mathematics. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

  • My favorite lesson: Introducing factorials. Mathematics Teacher, 106(8), 640.
  • Areas within areas.  Mathematics Teacher, 106(3), 234-237. (with Rene Fietsam)

  • Pathological examples with technology. Mathematics Teacher, 104(5), 350-355.
  • UCSMP Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry 3rd ed. Columbus, OH: Wright Group. (with: McConnell, J. W., Brown, S.A., Karafiol, P.J., Brouwer, S., Ives, M., McCullagh, R., Jakucyn, J., Usiskin, Z.)


  • Using dynamic graphs to reveal student reasoning. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40(5), 690-696.
  • Technology as a Communication Tool. In G. Zimmermann (Ed.). Empowering the Mentor of the Preservice Mathematics Teacher (pp.38-39) & Empowering the Mentor of the Beginning Mathematics Teacher (pp.31-32). Reston, VA: NCTM.
  • UCSMP Advanced Algebra 3rd ed. Columbus, OH: Wright Group. (with: Flanders, J., Sech, J., Eggerding, M., Karafiol, P.J., McMullen, L., Weisman, N., Usiskin, Z.)

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