About

Scott Baldridge

  • Loretta Cox Stuckey and Dr. James G. Traynham Distinguished Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Lead Curriculum Writer and Mathematician, Eureka Math/EngageNY Curriculum
  • Co-Director, Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy

Scott Baldridge is the lead curriculum writer and lead mathematician for all 14 grades of the Eureka Math/EngageNY, a curriculum that is used by 57% of elementary teachers and 47% of secondary teachers in the U.S.  He earned his PhD. in mathematics from Michigan State University and previously held a faculty position at Indiana University before accepting a professorship in mathematics at Louisiana State University in 2004.

His mathematical research is related to current models used in physics that attempt to realize Einstein’s goal of unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics—equations that describe all wave-particle (including gravity) interactions in the universe.  He has made several important contributions to mathematics and many of his papers appear in the most prestigious journals in mathematics.  In 2008, he won an NSF CAREER award for his work in math research and math education.

Baldridge has been involved in math education since the mid-1990s starting with his work on the Connected Mathematics Project.  This project made him acutely aware of the need for better teacher preparation programs. Responding to that need, he co-wrote with Thomas Parker two textbooks: Elementary Mathematics for Teachers (2004) and Elementary Geometry for Teachers (2008).  Both textbooks have won accolades from National Council for Teacher Quality and were rated best in their respective categories among all popular college math textbooks for teachers.

In 2008, as part of his NSF CAREER award, he implemented an Asian-style curriculum in a high-needs school district in Baker, Louisiana.  The program led to a 90% increase in students passing the high stakes state assessment.  Partially based upon the success of that program, Baldridge was asked to lead the writing of New York’s PK-12 mathematics curriculum in 2012 (together with Jill Diniz, Nell McAnelly, Ben McCarty, Lynne Munson, Robin Ramos,  and so many others).  The lessons learned at Baker heavily informed the writing of the Eureka Math/EngageNY curriculum and helped turn it into one of the most successful and most loved mathematics curricula used by teachers and students.

Social Media:  Scott Baldridge has given over 130 collegiate lectures, appeared on national television and radio programs for his expertise in mathematics and mathematics education, and his math videos have been viewed well over 140,000 times on YouTube. You can interact with him on a more personal level by

To find out more specifics about Scott, read his curriculum vitae: Curriculum-Vitae-August-2017

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