Research

Articles and Book Chapters

Presentations

  • Feldman, Z. (2019, March). What Should We Focus on in Content Courses for Prospective Elementary Teachers? Keynote address at the Michigan Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Holland, MI.
  • Starks, R., Feldman, Z., & Chapin, S. (2019, March). Analysis of Preservice Teachers’ Justifications of the Area Formula for Parallelograms. Poster Presentation at the Boston University Wheelock Community Symposium, Boston, MA.
  • Gibbons, L. K., Feldman, Z., Starks, R., & Chapin, S. (2019, February). Facilitation Practices in Mathematics Teacher Education that Promote Productive Identities in Preservice Elementary Teachers. Session given at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.
  • Feldman, Z., Starks, R., Chapin, S. (2019, February). Characterizing Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge of Measurement and Considering its Impact on MTE’s Instructional Practices. Session given at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL
  • Hart, L. C., Oesterle, S., Feldman, Z., & Kajander, A. (2018, November). Teaching Math for Teachers (K-8): Instructional Strategies. Workshop given at the 2018 Conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, Orlando, FL.
  • Feldman, Z. & Chapin, S. (2018, November). The Elementary Math Project: A Curriculum for Prospective Teachers. Session given at the 2018 Conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, Orlando, FL.
  • Feldman, Z., Callis, L. K., Starks, R., Batista, L. N., Gibbons, L. K., & Chapin, S. (2018, February). Examining the Elementary Mathematics Project’s Curriculum for Preservice Elementary Mathematics Content Courses. Session given at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Houston, TX.
  • Feldman, Z., Batista, L. N., Starks, R., Callis, L. K., Gibbons, L. K., & Chapin, S. (2018 February). Elementary Mathematics Project. Full-day professional development workshop given at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. Houston, TX.
  • Feldman, Z., Matsuura, R., Chapin, S., Gibbons, L. K., Callis, L. K. (2018, January). Using Problem Solving and Discussions in Mathematics Courses for Prospective Elementary Teachers. Workshop given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. San Diego, CA.
  • Hart, L. C., Browning, C. Feldman, Z., Holm, J., & Oesterle, S. (2018, January). Teaching Mathematics Content to Prospective Elementary Teachers: Strategies and Opportunities. Panel held at the Joint Mathematics Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. San Diego, CA.
  • Harbaugh, A.G., Richman, A., &  Chapin, S. (2018, January).  Evaluating Assessments for Learning in the Mathematics Classroom: An Item Response Theory Primer for Mathematics Educators.  Presentation at the Joint Mathematics Meeting of the AMS and MAA, San Diego, CA.
  • Callis, L. & Chapin, S. Outcomes and Enactments of a Mathematics for Teaching Curriculum. (2015, April). Poster presentation at the Research Pre-session of the 2015 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Salinas, A., Feldman, Z., Callis, L., & Chapin, S. Using Video Clips to Develop Faculty Expertise in Elementary Mathematics Content Courses. (2015, February). Presentation at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Callis, L. & Afonso, R. The Elementary Pre-Service Teachers Mathematics Project–Phase II. (2015, January). Poster presentation at the MAA/NSF San Antonio Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Chapin, S. Using Discussions and Mathematical Tasks to Develop In-Service Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching. (2014, May). Invited keynote speaker at the New Zealand Mathematics Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Feldman, Z., Callis, L., & Afonso, R. Productive Classroom Talk Around Fraction Comparison. (2014, May). Presentation at the Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators (MASSMATE) Conference, Bridgewater, MA.
  • Marsden, J. & Feldman, Z. Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Number Theory During Classroom Instruction. (2014, May). Poster session at the School of Education Student Research Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA.
  • Afonso, R. & Callis, L. Multiple Models for Fraction Division: Higher Level Thinking in CCSS. (2013, October). Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Feldman, Z., Vought, B., Byrnes, R., Cost, D., & Eggers, D. How Do We Motivate Students in Math and Science? Linking Math and Science to Engage Students. (2011, October). STEM Summit 2011, Newton, MA.
  • Feldman, Z. Constructivism in the Classroom: Making Undergraduate Students Responsible for Learning. (2011, October). Boston University, Boston, MA.
  • Salinas, A. Preservice Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Use of Discourse and Argumentation. (2011, October). Invited presentation at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
  • Chapin, S. Teachers’ Specialized Content Knowledge: Preparing Future Elementary School Teachers to Teach Mathematics. (2011, September). Presentation at the 40 Years and Counting: Association for Women in Mathematics Research Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI.
  • Chapin, S., Feldman, Z., Chedister, M., & Anderson, N. Using the Elementary Mathematics Project Materials in Mathematics Courses for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers. (2011, June). Presentation at the EMP regional conference for faculty involved in the mathematical preparation of elementary teachers, Boston University, Boston, MA.
  • Salinas, A. The Elementary Pre-service Teachers’ Mathematics Project: The Role of Justification and Discourse in Learning. (2011, May). Presentation at the MassMATE Annual Conference, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA.
  • Elliott, R., Baldinger, E., Marrongelle, K., Mumme, J., Koellner, K., Chapin, S., & Anderson, N. Teachers’ Specialized Knowledge: Task use in Classrooms and Professional Education. (2011, April). Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Feldman, Z. & Chedister, M. Folding and Unfolding: Making Sense of Surface Area. (2011, April). Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Chedister, M., Bunn, J., Chapin, S., Cheng, D., Feldman, Z. & A. Salinas. The Use of Discourse in Developing Prospective Teachers’ Mathematical Justifications. (2011, April). Presentation at the Research Presession of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Ball, D., Bass, H., Lai, Y., Sherman, D., Sleep, L., Suzuka, K., Thames, M., Chapin, S., Feldman, Z., Chedister, M., & Cheng, D. Designing Materials to Support the Learning of K-6 Mathematics Teacher Educators. (2011, January). Presentation at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Irvine, CA.
  • Feldman, Z., Chapin, S., Chedister, M., Cheng, D., Salinas, A., Bunn, J., Ng, D., & Shumway, J. Using Mathematical Tasks and Discourse-Based Instruction to Promote Pre-Service Elementary Teacher Knowledge. (2011, January). Presentation at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Irvine, CA.
  • Chedister, M. & Feldman, Z. Scale Factor Beyond One Dimension. (2010, November). Presented at the 2010 Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England Conference in Nashua, NH.
  • Feldman, Z. & Chedister, M. Folding and Unfolding: Making Sense of Surface Area. (2010, November). Presented at the 2010 Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England Conference in Nashua, NH.
  • Feldman, Z., & Chedister, M. Hands-On Tasks for Promoting Conceptual Understanding of Surface Area. (2010, November). Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England Annual Conference, Nashua, NH.
  • Chapin, S. The Use of Instructional Tasks and Discourse in Mathematics Courses for Pre-Service Elementary Education Majors. (2010, May). Keynote speaker at Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators (MassMate) Annual Conference, Portsmouth, RI.
  • Cheng, D. Maintaining Cognitive Demands of Tasks through Small Group Discussions in Pre-service Elementary Mathematics Classrooms. (2010). Paper presented at the Colloquium for Mathematics Education Research Group (CoMERG) at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.

Dissertations

  • Bunn, Johanna. Instructional Decisions in a Mathematics Course for Elementary Education Majors. Boston University, Boston, MA. September 2014.
  • Feldman, Z. Describing Pre-Service Teachers’ Developing Understanding of Elementary Number Theory Topics. Boston University, Boston, MA. September 2012.
  • Anderson, N. Pre-service Teachers’ Learning through Discourse-Intensive Mathematics Instruction: A Study of Fraction Division. Boston University, Boston, MA. May 2012.