Research

Research Reports

Coming soon.

Presentations

  • Callis, L. & Chapin, S. “Outcomes and Enactments of a Mathematics for Teaching Curriculum.” Poster presentation at the Research Pre-session of the 2015 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. April 2015.
  • Salinas, A., Feldman, Z., Callis, L., & Chapin, S. “Using Video Clips to Develop Faculty Expertise in Elementary Mathematics Content Courses.”Presentation at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. February 2015.
  • Callis, L. & Afonso, R. “The Elementary Pre-Service Teachers Mathematics Project–Phase II.” Poster presentation at the MAA/NSF San Antonio Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Antonio, TX. January 2015.
  • Chapin, S. “Using Discussions and Mathematical Tasks to Develop In-Service Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching.” Invited keynote speaker at the New Zealand Mathematics Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand. May 2014.
  • Feldman, Z., Callis, L., & Afonso, R. “Productive Classroom Talk Around Fraction Comparison.” Presentation at the Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators (MASSMATE) Conference, Bridgewater, MA. May 2014.
  • Marsden, J. & Feldman, Z. “Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Number Theory During Classroom Instruction.” Poster session at the School of Education Student Research Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA. May 2014.
  • Afonso, R. & Callis, L. “Multiple Models for Fraction Division: Higher Level Thinking in CCSS.” Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. October 2013.
  • 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.” Presentation at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Irvine, CA. January 2011.
  • 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.” Presentation at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Irvine, CA. January 2011.
  • Elliott, R., Baldinger, E., Marrongelle, K., Mumme, J., Koellner, K., Chapin, S., & Anderson, N. “Teachers’ Specialized Knowledge: Task use in Classrooms and Professional Education.” Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, Indianapolis, IN. April 2011.
  • Feldman, Z. & Chedister, M. “Folding and Unfolding: Making Sense of Surface Area.” Presentation at the 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. April 2011.
  • Chedister, M., Bunn, J., Chapin, S., Cheng, D., Feldman, Z. & A. Salinas. “The Use of Discourse in Developing Prospective Teachers’ Mathematical Justifications.” Presentation at the Research Presession of the 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. April 2011.
  • Salinas, A. “The Elementary Pre-service Teachers’ Mathematics Project: The Role of Justification and Discourse in Learning.” Presentation at the MassMATE Annual Conference, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA. May 2011.
  • Chapin, S., Feldman, Z., Chedister, M., & Anderson, N. “Using the Elementary Mathematics Project Materials in Mathematics Courses for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers.” Presentation at the EMP regional conference for faculty involved in the mathematical preparation of elementary teachers, Boston University, Boston, MA. June 2011.
  • Chapin, S. “Teachers’ Specialized Content Knowledge: Preparing Future Elementary School Teachers to Teach Mathematics.” Presentation at the 40 Years and Counting: Association for Women in Mathematics Research Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI. September 2011.
  • 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.” STEM Summit 2011, Newton, MA. October 2011.
  • Feldman, Z. “Constructivism in the Classroom: Making Undergraduate Students Responsible for Learning.” Boston University, Boston, MA. October 2011.
  • Salinas, A. “Preservice Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Use of Discourse and Argumentation.” Invited presentation at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. October 2011.
  • Chapin, S. “The Use of Instructional Tasks and Discourse in Mathematics Courses for Pre-Service Elementary Education Majors.” Keynote speaker at Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators (MassMate) Annual Conference, Portsmouth, RI. May 2010.
  • Chedister, M. & Feldman, Z. “Scale Factor Beyond One Dimension.” Presented at the 2010 Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England Conference in Nashua, NH. November 2010.
  • Feldman, Z. & Chedister, M. “Folding and Unfolding: Making Sense of Surface Area.” Presented at the 2010 Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England Conference in Nashua, NH. November 2010.
  • Feldman, Z., & Chedister, M. “Hands-On Tasks for Promoting Conceptual Understanding of Surface Area.” Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England Annual Conference, Nashua, NH. November 2010.
  • Cheng, D. “Maintaining Cognitive Demands of Tasks through Small Group Discussions in Pre-service Elementary Mathematics Classrooms.” Paper presented at the Colloquium for Mathematics Education Research Group (CoMERG) at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. 2010.

Publications

  • Cheng, D., Feldman, Z., & Chapin, S. (2011, October). Maintaining Cognitive Demands of Tasks through Small Group Discussions in Preservice Elementary Mathematics Classrooms. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group Conference in Reno, NV.
  • Ng, D., Shumway, J., & Chedister, M. (2011, October). Teacher Educators’ Discourse Moves in Supporting Preservice Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Learning. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group Conference in Reno, NV.

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.