Skip to Content

Warshauer, Max

Contact Information
Max L. Warshauer, Ph.D.

Office: ASB 110
Phone: 512.245.3439
Research Interests
Mathematics education
Quadratic forms
Theoretical computer science.

Max Warshauer received his BA degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Louisiana State University and is a Regents Professor of Mathematics, a University Distinguished Professor and Piper Professor. His research interests are in quadratic forms, analysis of algorithms, and mathematics education. He is the founder and director of Mathworks, a center for Mathematics Education at Texas State. He directs the Junior Summer Math Camp (JSMC) for middle school students and the Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC) for high school students, coordinates teacher professional development programs for inservice and preservice teachers, develops middle school curriculum with colleagues at Texas State, and works on research projects related to these programs with undergraduate and graduate students. His current research interest is focused on research and development of mathematics education research projects in each of these areas. Dr. Warshauer teaches number theory in the HSMC each summer, an Honors Number Theory course at Texas State for undergraduates, and other mathematics courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs. He has coauthored papers about equity and addressing the needs of gifted students, analyzing lessons and the value of questioning, explorations using Geometer's Sketchpad, examining parallel sorting algorithms, and lessons for middle school math students.

Selected Publications:

  • Max L. Warshauer, Sonalee Bhattacharyya, Nama Namakshi, Christina Zunker, Hiroko Warshauer, Mystery Fractions, Mathematics teaching in the Middle School, Vol. 22, No.1, Aug, 2016.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Alex White, Zach Hurdle, The Place and Purpose of Combinatorics, The Mathematics Teacher, Vol. 110, Oct. 2016.
  • Max L. Warshauer, A Modest Proposal Research Base, Notices of the American Math Society, Vol. 60, No. 1, Jan. 2013.
  • Max L. Warshauer, M. A. Sorto, T. McCabe, H. Warshauer, Understanding the Value of a Question: An Analysis of a Lesson, Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Mathematics Education, 2009.
  • Max L. Warshauer, E. Curtin; The Locker Puzzle, The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 28, Number 1, 2006.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Terry McCabe, Hiroko Warshauer; Mathematical Explorations, Stipes Publishing, Champaign, IL, 2006.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Joyce Fischer; Mathworks: An Innovative Approach to Systemic Change in Mathematics Education, The Journal of the Society of Educators and Scholars, Carolyn Morales, Chief Editor, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 26, 2003.
  • Max L. Warshauer; Mathematical Explorations, Mathematics Informatics Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 1, March 2003.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Willie Yong, Agus Susanta; Geometric Explorations with the Geometer's Sketchpad; Menemui Matematik (Discovering Mathematics), Vol. 25, No. 1, 2003.
  • Max L. Warshauer, K. Reinke; Mathworks: Preparing Young Hispanic Students for Algebra; 2003 Education Monograph Series, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, Heritage and History: A Celebration of Diversity, Houston, Feb. 2003.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Willie Yong; Arithmetic and Geometric Mean, Menemui Matematik (Discovering Mathematics), Vol. 24, No. 2, 2002, p. 17 -22.
  • Max L. Warshauer, T. McCabe, D. Shapiro, and H. Warshauer; Discovering Discrete Mathematics, Level 4, Stipes Publishing, 2001.
  • Max L. Warshauer, T. McCabe and D. Shapiro; Math Explorations, Level 3; with T. McCabe, D. Shaprio, and Stipes Publishing, 2001.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Why Number Theory is an Ideal Subject for an Honors Course; with T. McCabe, The National Honors Report, Vol. XXII, No. 1, Spring 2001.
  • Max L. Warshauer, H. Warshauer; Algorithms, Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Routledge Falmer, New York, London, 2001.
  • Max L. Warshauer, H. Warshauer; Mathematics, Nature, Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Routledge Falmer, New York, London, 2001.
  • Max L. Warshauer, T. McCabe and H. Warshauer; The Mathematical Mystery Tour, Level 1; Stipes Publishing, 2000.
  • Max L. Warshauer, ; with T. McCabe and H. Warshauer; MathQuest, Level 2, Stipes Publishing, 2000.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Math Reader Magazine for elementary students, 1998.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Math Explorer Magazine for intermediate students, 1998.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Different Approaches to Summer Programs; Summac Forum, Volume 3, Number 1, February, 1995.
  • Paul A. Kennedy, Max L. Warshauer, and E. Curtin; Factoring by Grouping; with P. Kennedy and E. Curtin, Mathematics and Computer Education, Vol. 25, Number 2, Spring 1991.
  • Don G. Hazlewood, M. Warshauer, and S. Stouffer; Suzuki Meets Polya; Teaching Algebra to Elementary School Children, with D. Hazlewood and S. Stouffer, The Arithmetic Teacher, Volume 37, Number 3, 1989.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Conway's Parallel Sorting Algorithm; Journal of Algorithms, No. 7, 1986, p. 270-276.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Canonical Localizers and Non-Maximal Orders in the Witt Setting, Journal of Number Theory, Volume 20, 1984, p. 81-9.
  • Max L. Warshauer, Diagonalization up to Witt; Pacific Journal of Mathematics, Volume 98, No.2, 1982, p. 469-475.
  • Max L. Warshauer, The Witt Group of Degree k Maps and Asymmetric Inner Product Spaces; Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 914, Springer Verlag, 1982.

Recent Lectures and Talks:
  • “Mathworks Programs and Research Opportunities,”, Graduate Math Open House, Texas State University, Oct. 16, 2015.
  • “The Power of a Point,” University of Texas Math Teacher Circle, Oct. 22, 2015.
  • “Using Journals to Support Student Learning:  The Case of An Elementary Number Theory Course,”, Preliminary Report, with Hiroko Warshauer and Christina Starkey Richardson, Joint Math Meetings, San Antonio, TX Jan. 10, 2015
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, “Mathworks, Math Problems, and Math Education Research,” International Conference on Recent Research and Issues in Mathematics, Sciences, Technology, Education, and their Applications, State University of Makassar, August 20, 2014.
  • “Research Problems and Opportunities in Mathematics Education,” General invited Lecture on Mathematics: Education, Development and Research to undergraduates and teachers, State University of Makassar, Aug. 21, 2014
  • “Mathematics Education Research,” invited talk, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia, January 7, 2013
  • “Developing Problem-Solving Abilities for Middle School Students,” Invited 90 minute Gallery Workshop with Hiroko Warshauer and Nama Namakshi, 2012 Regional Meeting of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Chicago, Nov. 29, 2012.
  • “Mathworks Programs and Research Projects,” Math Dept., Texas State, March 23, 2012.
  • Mathematics Teachers’ Circle of Austin, “Mass Point Geometry,” Jan. 26, 2012.
  • Invited panelist, “Summer math camps: The AMS (and mathematician’s role),” with Moon Duchin, and Glenn Stevens, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA, Jan. 5, 2012.
  • Math Circle, “Mass Point Geometry,” Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Oct. 2, 2011.
  • Invited Panelist, “High School Research Symposium,” The University of Texas at Austin, UTeach Outreach and Siemens Foundation, Austin, TX, Nov. 5, 2010.
  • Invited Panelist, American Math Society Joint Meeting, MAA Panel Discussion, “Cultivating mathematical interest and talent of precollege students: Outreach through summer math camps and academies,”  San Francisco, Jan. 13, 2010.
  • “An Introduction to Mass Point Geometry,” S. –T. Yau High School Mathematics Awards Public Lecture, Zhejiang University, China, Nov. 11, 2009.
  • Invited panelist, American Math Society Joint Meeting, “The Power of Three: How the public, private, and academic sector need to work together to restore education in America,” with Jim Whaley, Lydia Logan, Alex Hahn, and Wendy Hawkins, Jan. 7, 2009.
  • Max L. Warshauer; Mathworks, Invited presentation with Terry McCabe, Cody Patterson, David Price, Stephanie Chan, Karen Vasquez, Ted Mahavier, The 10th Annual Legacy of R. L. Moore Conference, April 13, 2007.
  • Max L. Warshauer; Early undergraduate experiences in middle school classrooms, with Alejandra Sorto, Hiroko Warshauer and Terry McCabe, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), Irvine, CA, Jan. 27, 2007.
  • Max L. Warshauer; Forming a mathematical learning community using interactive TV (ITV) and distance learning, with Alejandra Sorto, Hiroko Warshauer and Terry McCabe, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), Irvine, CA, Jan. 27, 2007.
  • Max L. Warshauer; MAA Panel Discussion—MathNerds, Moore Method, and mathematics: What do they have in common?, with Alex White, Hiroko Warshauer and Terry McCabe Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, Jan. 8, 2007.
  • Max L. Warshauer; Creating Math Learning Communities Locally and using ITV, AMS-MAA-MER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I, with Alex White, Terry McCabe, and Hiroko Warshauer, New Orleans, Jan. 8, 2007.