Journal Articles/ Conference Proposals
What Do Mathematicians Do When They Reach a Proving
(2012) Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
This accepted proposal into the RUME Conference deals with what happens when two professors "get stuck" (an impasse) and how they overcome those impasses. This is part of a larger study aiming at figuring out how to handle such difficulties in proof construction. The proposal and article submitted for the 2012 RUME conference proceedings is attached below:
Invited Book Chapters
Teachers Learn How to Effectively Integrate Mobile Technology by Teaching Students Using Math Snacks Animations and Games
This chapter was written with my colleagues in the Math Snacks grant, Dr. Karen Trujillo, Dr. Karin Wiburg, and Kerry McKee. In this chapter, we describe how we used our Math Snacks to not only teach students, but teach teachers effective pedagogical strategies with mobile technologies. We elaborate in detail our process which had two separate professional development models. These professional development models were for middle grade teachers, but can be used for K-12 teaching. The full chapter is included below, and will be published sometime soon in the book Pedagogical Applications and Social Effects of Mobile Technology Integration.
Conference Presentations/Invited Talks
STEM Solutions Summit
June 27th-29th, 2012 (Dallas, TX)
In this conference, sponsored by US News and World report, I participated as a panelist on innovation in the STEM disciplines. More information on the conference can be found at their website.
Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative for Associated Public Land-Grant Universities
June 6th-8th, 2012 (Washington, DC)
With my colleagues Dr. Karin Wiburg and Dr. Ted Stanford, we presented a talk about the topology of the common core, specifically in the middle school concept of ratio. The presentation lasted for an hour with an activity from our Math Snacks grant, and is located for downloading below:
Michigan State University Colloquium Talk
March 30th, 2012 (East Lansing, MI)
During this colloquium talk, I gave a recap of all of my projects, including Math Snacks and the Logic and Impasse topics. You are more than welcome to download it below:
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
March 5th-9th, 2012 (Austin, TX)
At this conference, my colleague Dr. Karen Trujillo and I presented our Math Snacks portfolio in a roundtable session. To see all of the Math Snacks, please visit the official website.
Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
February 23rd-25th, 2012 (Portland, OR)
In this conference, I presented my research on impasses and incubation in the proving process. Impasses in the proving process are a period of time in which when the prover has not made progress on a proof and has no new ideas. The talk can be downloaded below.
Oregon State Mathematics Colloquium Talk
February 20th, 2012 (Corvallis, OR)
During this colloquium talk, I discussed two of my dissertation topics: my logic study and my research on impasses. The talk can be downloaded below.