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I am a graduate student at Michigan State University.

I study technology and how it can help people learn.

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New paper: Exploring teacher agency as they use mathematics curriculum materials

Well, it’s been quite a long time since I wrote a blog post — not surprising, I suppose, given the state of the world — but I’m happy to be back to share a new paper that just came out. This paper, published in Teaching and Teacher Education, reports the main finding of my practicum … Continue reading New paper: Exploring teacher agency as they use mathematics curriculum materials

New paper: Applying levels of abstraction to mathematics word problems

A new paper stemming from the CT4EDU work just came out in TechTrends. I think of this paper as a companion piece to this one that came out last year in Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Education. That article was an empirical analysis of student work, showing that looking at mathematics problem solving … Continue reading New paper: Applying levels of abstraction to mathematics word problems

New paper: Teacher profiles for CT implementation

Another paper based on the CT4EDU project is now available in Education and Information Technologies. This paper, written in collaboration with Aman Yadav and Rachel Larimore, presents an analysis of the classroom video we collected during the first year of the project. Each of our partner teachers implemented at least one unplugged math or science … Continue reading New paper: Teacher profiles for CT implementation

New Paper: Levels of Abstraction in Math Problem Solving

As most of you know, one the many intellectual puzzles I ponder in my research and professional development work is trying to understand the relationship between the thinking processes highlighted in the computer science literature and the thinking processes used in mathematics — in particular, elementary mathematics. This morning, a new paper I co-authored with … Continue reading New Paper: Levels of Abstraction in Math Problem Solving

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