# Anna Stokke

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Nationality | Canadian |

Alma mater | Brandon University |

Occupation | Professor |

**Anna Stokke** is a Canadian mathematician and math education advocate. She is a professor of mathematics at the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

## Education and career

Stokke earned a B.Sc. (Mathematics) from Brandon University, an M.Sc. (Mathematics) from University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Alberta. Her dissertation was titled *Polynomial representations of general linear, symplectic, and quantum general linear groups*, and she was supervised by Gerald Cliff. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Winnipeg since 2003. She was Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2017-2022. Her research areas are combinatorial representation theory and algebraic combinatorics.

## Math education outreach

Stokke co-founded an advocacy group WISE Math in 2011^{[1]}, which advocated to restore foundational skills to the math curriculum in Manitoba and other provinces that adopted the WNCP math curriculum. In 2013, Manitoba added times tables and standard algorithms back in the curriculum^{[2]}.

Stokke co-founded and co-runs a non-profit organization, Archimedes Math Schools^{[3]}, which delivers after-school math classes to children.

Stokke has been a critic of discovery-based math curricula and has frequently given media interviews on math education for radio, television, and print, for news outlets across Canada ^{[4]}, ^{[5]}, ^{[6]}. She authored a C.D. Howe Report in 2015 ^{[7]}.

## Podcast

Stokke is the producer and host of the education podcast Chalk & Talk ^{[8]}. She has interviewed leading educators from around the world on teaching and math.

## Awards

- YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Community Activism & Social Enterprise (2015)
^{[9]} - University of Winnipeg Clarence Atchison Award for Excellence in Community Service (2015)
^{[10]} - Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences Education Prize (2017)
^{[11]} - University of Winnipeg Clifford J. Robson Award for Teaching Excellence (2021)
^{[12]} - 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

## References

- ↑ "Parents across Canada fight for return to traditional math lessons | Globalnews.ca".
*Global News*. Retrieved 2023-12-31. - ↑ Woods, John (Sep 13, 2023). "Frustrated professors convince elementary schools to step back from new math and go back to basics".
*National Post*. Retrieved Dec 30, 2023. - ↑ "Non-profit Math Program | Archimedes Math Schools | Winnipeg".
*Archimedes Math Scho*. Retrieved 2023-12-31. - ↑ "Canadian students' math scores continue steep slide, raising concerns about how subject is taught".
*The Globe and Mail*. 2023-12-05. Retrieved 2023-12-31. - ↑ Perron, Patrick (Dec 5, 2023). "Canadian students' math, reading scores have dropped since 2018 — but study says it's not all COVID's fault".
*CBC News*. - ↑ "Education system problems | Watch News Videos Online".
*Global News*. Retrieved 2023-12-31. - ↑ Stokke, Anna. (2015). What to Do About Canada's Declining Math Scores?. SSRN Electronic Journal. 10.2139/ssrn.2613146.
- ↑ "Chalk & Talk | a podcast by Anna Stokke".
*chalkandtalkpodcast.podbean.com*. Retrieved 2023-12-31. - ↑ "May 2015: Awards recognize exceptional women".
*Winnipeg Free Press*. 2015-05-07. Retrieved 2023-12-31. - ↑ "Anna Stokke | Awards and Distinctions | The University of Winnipeg".
*www.uwinnipeg.ca*. Retrieved 2023-12-31. - ↑ "Anna Stokke to Receive 2017 PIMS Education Prize | Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences - PIMS".
*www.pims.math.ca*. Retrieved 2023-12-31. - ↑ "Dr. Anna Stokke | Awards and Distinctions | The University of Winnipeg".
*www.uwinnipeg.ca*. Retrieved 2023-12-31.

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