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Margie Pligge

Visiting Senior Program Associate

Learning Sciences Research Institute


Building & Room:

1570-Q SSB


1240 W. Harrison St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-1606


Margie works passionately to promote high-quality mathematics teaching and learning. In addition to coaching, Margie directs professional development experiences for K–5 teachers. She began her career teaching high school and college mathematics, and has led professional development across the nation for over 40 years. As a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, she worked closely with the Cognitively Guided Instruction research team, exploring early algebra and number and operations, including fraction understanding, and was a member of an international research and development team designing, implementing, and revising a NSF-funded middle grades mathematics curriculum.

Selected Presentations

MCMI (Metro Chicago Mathematics Initiative)