Journal Articles/ Conference Proposals
How Can We Assess Undergraduate Students' Creativity in Proof and Proving?
(2014) Proceedings of the 8th Mathematics Creativity and Giftedness International Conference
This short paper discussed how the creativity-in-progress rubric (CPR) on proving was created, along with a extremely short conjecture on how to use the rubric. This was published in the proceedings of the creativity conference, which my colleagues Gulden Karakok and Gail Tang presented at.
Conference Presentations/Invited Talks
MAA Mathfest 2014
August 6th-9th, 2014 (Portland, OR)
At Mathfest 2014, Gail Tang and I did an "infomercial" on our Creativity-in-progress Rubric (CPR) on Proving. We presented on how we created it, how to utilize it in classrooms, and why it is needed. The full slides (which do not do the presentation justice!) are below.
The 8th Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness International Conference
July 28th-31st, 2014 (Denver, CO)
At the Creativity conference, my collaborators Gulden Karakok and Gail Tang presented on the Creativity-in-Progress Rubric (CPR) on Proving. The rubric was then used by the attendants on a proving process by a student in the course. Discussion and refinement of the rubric followed. Below are the slides from the conference.
Legacy of R.L. Moore Inquiry-Based Learning Conference
June 19th-21st, 2014 (Denver, CO)
At the Moore IBL Conference, I presented on two separate projects. The first presentation was on the Guided Reinvention of Rings, where we described a IBL course that focused on students' transition of understanding from groups to rings. It was presented with John Paul Cook and Brian Katz. The second presentation was on a creativity-in-progress rubric on proving, which includes taking risks, making connections, and creating ideas in proving.It was presented with Gulden Karakok, Houssein El Turkey, and Molly Stubblefield. Both the slides and the videos are located below.
Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
February 27th-March 1st, 2014 (Denver, CO)
At the RUME Conference for 2014, I presented our research on what mathematicians' views are on content in transition-to-proof courses. All we unanimous in saying that there is a need for more focus on proof and less focus on content in a transition-to-proof course, but there were many differing opinions on how that should be handled. This research was conducted with my colleagues Robert C. Moore of Andrews University and Melissa Mills of Oklahoma State University.
Joint Mathematics Meetings
January 15-18th, 2014 (Baltimore, MD)
At the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, I presented on three separate projects, each will collaborators. One project is looking into what is creativity in proving, another looks into what mathematicians' views are on content in transition-to-proof courses, and the final one is looking into a realistic mathematics education ring theory course. All three can be accessed below.