Blake Ellis Peterson

Curriculum Vitae

 

Department of Mathematics Education

Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah 84602

(801) 422-7784 (office)

email: peterson@mathed.byu.edu

Fax: (801) 422-0511

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., Washington State University, May 1993

Dissertation topic: Integer Polyhedra

Advisor: James H. Jordan

 

M.S., Washington State University, May 1990

Project topic: Integer Polygons

Advisor: James H. Jordan

 

B. A., Utah State University, June 1986

Major: Secondary Education

Emphasis: Mathematics, Computer Science

Magna Cum Laude, 3.91 GPA

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Mathematics teacher education, mathematical dialogue between teachers, student teaching in Japan, lesson study with preservice teachers and mentoring. Number Theory and its application to Geometry.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Full Professor of Mathematics Education

Brigham Young University, 2007-present

 

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Brigham Young University, 2000-2007

 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Brigham Young University, 1996-2000

 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Oregon State University, 1993-1996

 

Teaching Assistant

Washington State University College of Education, 1992-1993

 

 

Mathematics Teacher

Project SMART, Washington State University, summer 1989

 

Teaching Assistant

Washington State University Department of Mathematics, 1988-1992

 

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Chino High School, Chino, CA 1986-1988

 

AWARDS

Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics Teacher Education, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, February, 2015

 

Richard Roskelley Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship, Brigham Young University, August 2014

 

College Teaching Award, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Brigham Young University, January 2000

 

TA Excellence in Instruction Award, Graduate and Professional Student Association of Washington State University, Spring 1991

 

Outstanding Student Award, College of Education, Utah State University, 1986

 

Member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society

 

PUBLICATIONS (all are peer reviewed)

Stockero, S. L., Leatham, K. R., Van Zoest, L. R., & Peterson, B. E. (in press). Noticing distinctions among and within instances of student mathematical thinking. In E. Schack, J. Wilhelm, & M. H. Fisher (Eds.), Teacher noticing: A hidden skill of teaching. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.

 

Teuscher, D., Leatham, K. R., Peterson, B. E. (in press). The influence of focused video analysis on prospective secondary mathematics teachersf noticing of student mathematical thinking. In E. Schack, J. Wilhelm, & M. H. Fisher (Eds.), Teacher noticing: A hidden skill of teaching. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.

 

Van Zoest, L. R., Stockero, S. L., Atanga, N. A., Leatham, K. R., Peterson, B. E. & Ochieng, M. A. (2015). Attributes of student mathematical thinking that is worth building on in whole class discussion. In Bartell, T. G., Bieda, K. N., Putnam, R. T., Bradfield, K., & Dominguez, H. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th  annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics  Education (pp. 1086-1093). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

 

Stockero, S. L., Van Zoest, L. R., Rougee, A., Fraser, E. H., Leatham, K. R. & Peterson, B. E. (2015). Uncovering teachers' goals, orientations, and resources related to the practice of using student thinking. In Bartell, T. G., Bieda, K. N., Putnam, R. T., Bradfield, K., & Dominguez, H. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1146-1149). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

 

Leatham, K. R., Peterson, B. E., Stockero, S. L., & Van Zoest, L. R. (2015). Conceptualizing Mathematically Significant Pedagogical Opportunities to Build on Student Thinking. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education 46(1), 88-124

 

Stockero, S. L., Peterson, B. E., Leatham, K. R., & Van Zoest, L. R. (2014). The gMOSTh Productive Student Mathematical Thinking. Mathematics Teacher 106(4) 308-312

 

Leatham, K. R., Van Zoest, L. R., Stockero, S. L., & Peterson, B. E. (2014). Teachersf Perceptions of Productive Use of Student Mathematical Thinking. In Liljedahl, P., Nicol, C., Oesterle, S., & Allan, D. (Eds). Proceedings of the 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 4, (pp. 73-80). Vancouver, BC, Canada: PME

 

Leatham, K. R. & Peterson, B. E. (2013). Talking about Pedagogy, Students and Mathematics. In Martinez, M. & Castro Superfine, A (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th  annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 629-636). Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

Johnson, K. R., Steele, M. D., Herbel-Eisenmann, B. A., Leatham, K. R., Peterson, B. E., Stockero, S. L., Van Zoest, L. R. Almeida, I., & Merrill, L. (2013). Classroom Mathematics Discourse: Broadening Perspectives by Integrating Tools for Analysis. In Martinez, M. & Castro Superfine, A (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th  annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1340-1348). Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

Van Zoest, L. R., Leatham, K. R., Peterson, B. E. & Stockero, S. L. (2013). Conceptualizing Mathematically Significant Pedagogical Openings to Build on Student Thinking. In Lindmeier, A. M. & Heinze, A. (Eds). Proceedings of the 37th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 4, (pp. 345-352). Kiel, Germany: PME

 

Peterson, Blake E., Corey, Doug, Lewis, Ben M., & Bukarau, Jared (2013). Intellectual Engagement and Other Principles of Mathematics Instruction. Mathematics Teacher 106(6), 446-450

 

Peterson, Blake E. (2012) Linear and Quadratic Change: A Problem from Japan. In S. Kasten, J. Newton (Eds.), Reasoning and Sense-Making Activities for High School Mathematics: Selections from Mathematics Teacher (pp. 179-185). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. [This paper was previously published in the Mathematics Teacher in 2006]

 

Leatham, K. R., Peterson, B. E., Stockero, S. L., & Van Zoest, L. R. (2011). Mathematically important pedagogical opportunities. In L. R. Wiest, T. Lamberg (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd  annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 838-845). Reno, NV: University of Nevada, Reno.

 

Peterson, B. E. (2010) Mathematics student teaching in Japan: Where's the management. In G. Anthony & B. Grevhold (Eds.), Teachers of mathematics: Recruitment and retention, professional development and identity (pp. 135-144). Kristiansand, Norway: Writings from Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education No. 8

 

Leatham, K. R., & Peterson, B. E. (2010). Purposefully designing student teaching to focus on studentsf mathematical thinking. In J. Luebeck & J. W. Lott (Eds.), Mathematics teaching: Putting research into practice at all levels (pp. 225-239). San Diego, CA: Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

 

Leatham, K. R., Stockero, S., Van Zoest, L., & Peterson, B. E. (2010). Investigating mathematically important pedagogical opportunities. In Brosnan, P., Erchick, D. B., & Flevares, L. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, The Ohio State University.

 

Corey, Doug, Peterson, Blake E., Lewis, Ben M., & Bukarau, Jared (2010) Are there any places that students use their head? Principles of high-quality Japanese mathematics instruction. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education 41(5), 434-478

 

Leatham, Keith R. & Peterson, Blake E (2010) Secondary Mathematics Teachersf Perceptions of the Purpose of Student Teaching. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education 12(2), 99-119

 

Peterson, Blake E., & Leatham, Keith R. (2009). Learning to use studentsf mathematical thinking. In L. Knott (Ed.), The role of mathematics discourse in producing leaders of discourse (pp. 99-128). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

 

Plummer, Julie S. & Peterson, Blake E. (2009) A Preservice Secondary Teacherfs Moves to Protect her View of Herself as a Mathematics Expert. School Science and Mathematics, 109(5), 247-257

 

Peterson, Blake E. and Williams, Steven R. (2008) Mentoring Styles in Mathematics: Two Contrasting Cases. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 11(6), 459-478.

 

Peterson, Blake E. (2008) A Look at Japanese Junior High School Mathematics Textbooks. In Usiskin, Z., & Willmore, E. (Eds) Mathematics Curriculum in Pacific Rim Countries – China, Japan, Korea, and Singapore: Proceedings of a Conference (pp. 209-231), Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

 

Leatham, Keith R. and Peterson, Blake E. (2007) Using Studentsf Mathematical Thinking to Orchestrate A Class Discussion. In Lamberg, T., & Wiest, L. R. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 29th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Stateline (Lake Tahoe), NV: University of Nevada, Reno.

 

Peterson, Blake E. (2006) Counting Dots and Measuring Area: Rich Problems from Japan. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 12(4), 214-219

 

Peterson, Blake E. (2006) Linear and Quadratic Change: A Problem from Japan. Mathematics Teacher, 100(3), 206-212

 

Leatham, Keith R. and Peterson, Blake E. (2005) Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Technology: Where do we go from here? In Lloyd, G. M., Wilson, M., Wilkins, J. L. M., & Behm, S. L. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 27th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. CD. Blacksburg: Virginia Tech, School of Education.

 

Peterson, Blake E., Williams, Steven R., and Durrant, Vari (2005) Factors that Affect Mathematical Discussion Among Secondary Student Teachers and Their Cooperating Teachers. New England Mathematics Journal Focus Issue: Teacher Mentoring and Learning to Teach Mathematics, 37(2), pp. 41-49.

 

Peterson, Blake E. (2005) Student Teaching in Japan: The Lesson. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 8(1), 61-74.

 

Knuth, Eric J. and Peterson Blake E. (2003) Fostering Mathematical Curiosity: Highlighting the Mathematics. Mathematics Teacher,  96(8), 574-579.

 

Peterson, Blake E. and Williams, Steven R. (2001) Mentoring Styles in Mathematics: Two Contrasting Cases. In R. Speiser, C. Maher, & C. Walter (Eds.) Proceedings of the twenty-third annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 2, (pp. 885-895). Columbus, OH: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

 

Peterson, Blake E. (2000) From Tessellations to Polyhedra: BIG Polyhedra Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 5(6), 348-357.

 

Peterson, Blake E. and Jordan, James H. (1999) Integer Antiprisms and Integer Octahedron Mathematics Magazine, 72(4), 277-286.

 

Peterson, Blake E. and Williams, Steven R. (1998) Mentoring Beginning Teachers. Mathematics Teacher, 91(8), 730-734.

 

Peterson, Blake E., Averbeck, Patrick, and Baker, Lynanna (1998) Sine Curves and Spaghetti. Mathematics Teacher, 91(7), 564-567.

 

Peterson, Blake E. (1997) A New Angle on Stars. Mathematics Teacher,90(8), 634-639.

 

Peterson, Blake E. and Jordan, James H. (1997) Integer Geometry: Some Examples and Constructions. The Mathematical Gazette, 81(490), 18-28.

 

Peterson, Blake E. and Jordan, James H. (1996) The Rational Heart of Integer Fibonacci Pentagons. In G. E. Bergum, A. N. Philippou, and A. F. Horadam (Eds.) Applications of Fibonacci Numbers, Vol. 6. (pp. 381-388) Kluwer Academic Publisher, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

 

Peterson, Blake E. and Jordan, James H. (1995) Integer Polyhedra Equivalent to Perfect Boxes.  The American Mathematical Monthly, 102(1), 41-45

 

Peterson, Blake E. and Jordan, James H. (1993) Almost Regular Integer Fibonacci Pentagons.  Rocky Mountain Mathematics Journal, 23(1), 243-247.

 

 

BOOKS AND CURRICULUM

Musser, Gary L., Peterson, Blake E., and Burger, William F. (2014). Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach 10th Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

 

Musser, Gary L., Burger, William F., and Peterson, Blake E. (2011). Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach 9th Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

 

Musser, Gary L., Burger, William F., and Peterson, Blake E. (2008). Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach 8th Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

 

Musser, Gary L., Burger, William F., and Peterson, Blake E. (2006). Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach 7th Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

 

Musser, Gary L., Burger, William F., and Peterson, Blake E. (2003). Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach 6th Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

 

Musser, Gary L., Burger, William F., and Peterson, Blake E. (2000). Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach 5th Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

 

Peterson, Blake E. (1998). Survey of Geometry (Math 362) Independent Study Course materials

 

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

Articles appearing in The World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago: World Book Inc.

2004 - Hexagon

2005 - Geometry

2005 - Bolyai, Janos (World Book online only)

2007 - Archimedean Solid; Area; Cone (geometry); Gauss, Carl Friedrich; Lobachevsky, Nikolai; Octagon; Octahedron; Polyhedron; Riemann, Georg Friedrich Bernhard; Triangle (geometry)

 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS (funded)

Collaborative Research: Leveraging MOSTs: Developing a Theory of Productive Use of Student Mathematical Thinking, National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12, w/ Keith Leatham (Co-PI) $1,111,645, October 2012-September 2016

 

The Nature of the Mathematics Education Courses for Secondary Preservice Teachers in Japan, Submitted to David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, $2000, 2012

 

The role of the Japanese hanseikai in developing the reflective practices of mathematics  student teachers in a Japanese junior high school, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, $2,500, 2005

 

The role of the Japanese hanseikai in developing the reflective practices of mathematics  student teachers in a Japanese junior high school, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, $2,500, 2004

 

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science short term (2 month) fellowship at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan, $10,000, August 21-October 18, 2003

 

Mathematical Dialogue between Secondary Mathematics Student Teachers and Cooperating Teachers in Japan and Comparison to the U. S., David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, $3,500, 2003

 

Mathematical Dialogue between Secondary Mathematics Student Teachers and Cooperating Teachers in Japan and Comparison to the U. S., David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, $2,000, 2002

 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS (submitted)

Collaborative Research: Building on MOSTs: Contributing to a Theory of Productive Use of Student Mathematical Thinking, Submitted to NSF DRK-12, December, 2015: Co-Principle Investigator

 

Collaborative Research: Leveraging Mathematically Important Pedagogical Opportunities to Enhance Mathematics Teacher Learning and Practice, Submitted to NSF DRK-12, January, 2011: Co-Principle Investigator.

 

Building a Professional Development Model for Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction (CMI), Submitted to NSF Teacher Professional Continuum Program, September, 2004: Co-Principle Investigator

 

From Preservice to Mentor Mathematics Teacher: Creating a Culture of Collegiality, Preproposal submitted to NSF Teacher Professional Continuum Program, May 2003: Principle Investigator

 

INVITED TALKS

Intellectually Engaging Problems: The Heart of  Good Lesson. Invited talk at NCTM annual conference. Boston, MA, April 13-18, 2015.

 

Seeing Through Your Studentsf Eyes. Invited talk at AMTE as the Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics Teacher Education award recipient. AMTE annual conference, Orlando Florida. February 13, 2015.

 

Math and Science Education in Japan. Invited talk for Kennesaw State Universityfs Year of Japan. Kennesaw, Georgia. April 17, 2014. (Co-Presentor: Catherine Lewis, Tad Watanabe)

 

Japanese Junior High School Mathematics Curriculum. Invited talk at the CSMC International Mathematics Curriculum Conference, University of Chicago, November 11-13, 2005

 

Patterns and Tables and Graphs, Oh My! Japanese Style. Invited Keynote Address at the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference, Jordan High School, Sandy, Utah, October 8, 2004

 

Mentoring Mathematics Teachers: Ways to Develop Rich Mathematical Dialogue, Invited speaker at Mankato State University Inservice Teacher Mentoring Workshop, Mankato Minnesota, February 27, 2001

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Uncovering teachers' goals, orientations, and resources related to the practice of using student thinking. The 37th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. November 5-7, 2015 (Co-Presenters: Stockero, S. L., Van Zoest, L. R., Rougee, A., Fraser, E. H., & Leatham, K. R.)

 

Attributes of student mathematical thinking that is worth building on in whole class discussion. The 37th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. November 5-7, 2015 (Co-Presenters: Van Zoest, L. R., Stockero, S. L., Atanga, N. A., Leatham, K. R. & Ochieng, M. A.)

 

Toward a Theory of Productive Use of Student Mathematical Thinking. The 2015 Annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference. Boston, MA. April 13-18, 2015 (Co-Presenters: Van Zoest, L. R., Stockero, S. L., Leatham, K. R., Atanga, N., Merrill, L. & Ochieng M.)

 

Defining and Developing Teaching Practices Related to Responding to Students' Mathematical Thinking. Symposium at the 19th annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teachers Educators, Orlando, FL. February 12-14, 2015 (Co- Presenters: Webel, C., DeLeeuw, W., Empson, S., Jacobs, V., Land, T., Leatham, K., Stockero, S.L., Van Zoest, L.R., & Conner, K.)

 

Teachersf Perceptions of Productive Use of Student Mathematical Thinking, The 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Vancouver BC, Canada, July 15 – 20, 2014 (Co-Presenter: Keith R. Leatham, Laura R. Van Zoest, Shari L. Stockero)

 

Making the MOST of Student Mathematical Thinking, Research Conference of the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. New Orleans, Louisiana. April 6-8, 2014 (Co-presenters: Keith R. Leatham, Shari L. Stockero, Laura R. Van Zoest)

 

Talking about Pedagogy, Students and Mathematics, The 35th  annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Chicago, IL, November 14-17, 2013 (Co-Presenter: Keith R. Leatham)

 

Classroom Mathematics Discourse: Broadening Perspectives by Integrating Tools for Analysis – Working Group, The 35th  annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Chicago, IL, November 14-17, 2013 (Co-Presenter: Kate R. Johnson, Michael D. Steele, Beth A. Herbel-Eisenmann Keith R. Leatham, Shari L. Stockero, Laura R. Van Zoest, Isai Almeida, Lindsay Merrill)

 

Conceptualizing Mathematically Significant Pedagogical Openings to Build on Student Thinking, The 37th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Kiel, Germany, July 28 – August 2, 2013 (Co-Presenter: Shari L. Stockero)

 

A Framework for Recognizing Teachable Moments in Mathematics Classrooms, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators 17th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL January 24-26, 2013 (Co-Presenters: Keith R. Leatham, Shari L. Stockero, Laura R. Van Zoest)

 

Principles of High Quality Instruction, New Mexico State University Lesson Study Project, Las Cruces, New Mexico, April 19, 2012

 

Goals and Concepts, New Mexico State University Lesson Study Project, Las Cruces, New Mexico, April 18, 2012

 

Mathematically Important Pedagogical Opportunities (MIPO), Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America conference, Reno, Nevada, October 20-23, 2011 (Co-Presenters: Shari L. Stockero, Laura R. Van Zoest, Keith R. Leatham)

 

Lesson Study and More, Two-day workshop for New Mexico State University Lesson Study Project, Las Cruces, New Mexico, July 29-30, 2011

 

Thinking on the Brink, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators 15th Annual Conference, Irvine, California January 27-29, 2011 (Co-presenter: Travis Lemon)

 

Studentsf Mathematical Thinking: The gStrugglesh Student Teachers Notice and the Thinking they find gInterestingh, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators 15th Annual Conference, Irvine, California January 27-29, 2011 (Co-presenter: Keith R. Leatham)

 

Investigating Mathematically Important Pedagogical Opportunities, Working group at Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 28-31, 2010 (Co-Presenters: Shari L. Stockero, Laura R. Van Zoest, Keith R. Leatham)

 

Orchestrating Class Discussions: What is the Goal? Park City Mathematics Institute – Secondary School Teacher Program, Park City, Utah, July, 15, 2010

 

Overcoming Cultural Barriers in Lesson Study, New Mexico State University Lesson Study Project, Las Cruces, New Mexico, May 7, 2010

 

Considerations in Crafting Good Questions, New Mexico State University Lesson Study Project, Las Cruces, New Mexico, February 26, 2010

 

Anticipating Student Thinking, New Mexico State University Lesson Study Project, Las Cruces, New Mexico, February 26, 2010

 

Rich Problems from Japan: Connections, Representations, and Problem Solving, Utah State University Colloquium, Logan, Utah, December, 2009

 

Effectively Using Student Mathematical Thinking, Park City Mathematics Institute – Secondary School Teacher Program, Park City, Utah, July, 13, 2009

 

The Role of Questioning in Japanese Teaching, Park City Mathematics Institute – Secondary School Teacher Program, Park City, Utah, July, 6, 2009

 

Restructuring Field Experiences to Focus on Studentsf Mathematical Thinking, Research Presession of the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 7-9, 2008 (Co-presenters: Keith R. Leatham, Anderson Norton, Patricia Wilson, Enrique Galindo)

 

Learning to Focus on Studentsf Mathematical Thinking: Highlights from Three Teacher Preparation Projects. 2008 American Education Research Association Annual meeting, New York, New York, March 24-28, 2008 (Co Presenters: Enrique Galindo, Keith R. Leatham, Patricia S. Wilson; Discussants: Frank K. Lester, Diana V. Lambdin)

 

Lesson Study in Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Alternative Models of Student Teaching. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators 12th Annual Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 24-26, 2008 (Co-presenters: Keith R. Leatham, Lew Romagnano, Brooke Evans, Don Gilmore, Akihiko Takahashi)

 

Using Studentsf Mathematical Thinking to Orchestrate a Class Discussion. Research Report at PMENA Stateline (Lake Tahoe), NV: University of Nevada, Reno, October 2007. (Co-presenter: Keith R. Leatham)

 

Writing for NCTM Journals. Research Presession of the Annual Meeting National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta, March 21, 2007

 

Writing for NCTM Journals. Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Cottonwood High School, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 21, 2006.

 

Rich Problems from Japan: Connections, Representations, and Problem Solving. Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, St. Louis, Missouri, April 26-29, 2006.

 

What is the Purpose of Student Teaching in Mathematics. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators 10th Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida, January 26-28, 2006 (Co-presenter: Keith R. Leatham)

 

Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Technology, Discussion Group at PMENA, Virginia Tech, October, 2005 (Co-discussion leader: Keith R. Leatham)

 

Student Teaching in Japan: Wherefs the Management?, International Congress of Mathematics Education, Copenhagen, Denmark, July, 2004 (A refereed 8 page paper was published on the ICME website in conjunction with this presentation.)

 

Quinnfs Quadrilaterals, Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Philadelphia, April 21-24, 2004.

 

Preservice lesson study: Rich dialogue, challenged beliefs and reflective thinking, Research Presession of the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Philadelphia, April 19-21, 2004 (Co-presenters: Julie Stafford-Plummer, Thomas Ricks; Discussant: Brad Glass)

 

Student Teaching in Japan: Wherefs the Management? Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, February 28, 2004.

 

Mentoring Styles in Mathematics: Two Contrasting Cases, Colloquium, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, October 7, 2003 (given in Japanese)

 

Treating Lessons as Experiments: A Model for Improving Teaching and Teacher Education, Research Presession of the Annual Meeting National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Antonio, April 7-9, 2003 (Discussant for Presentation given by James Hiebert, Anne Morris, Brad Glass, Diana Wearne, Laurie Goggins, Stephen Hwang)

 

Student Teaching in Japan: The Lesson, Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Cottonwood High School, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2, 2002

 

Mentoring Styles in Mathematics: Two Contrasting Cases, Colloquium, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan, June 5, 2002 (given in Japanese)

 

Spotlights on Technology: Using Technology in a Mathematics for Elementary Teachers Course, Wisconsin Mathematics Council, 2002 Green Lake Conference, Green Lake, WI, May 3 2002

 

A Course in Using Technology to Teach Mathematics: What Should it Look Like? Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators 6th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX January 25, 2002 (Co-presenters: Keith Leatham, Skip Wilson)

 

Mentoring Styles in Mathematics: Two Contrasting Cases, PMENA, Snowbird, Utah, October 19, 2001

 

Mentoring Mathematics Teachers: How Can Everyone Benefit? Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Brighton High School, Sandy, Utah, October 13, 2001

 

From Tessellations to Polyhedra: BIG Tessellations, Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Brighton High School, Sandy, Utah, October 13, 2001

 

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: A Review of Liping Mafs book, Minnesota Mathematics Association for Two Year Colleges (MinnMATYC), Duluth, Minnesota, April 28, 2001

 

Integer Geometry: What is it?, California Council of Teachers of Mathematics – Southern Section, Palm Springs, California, November 4, 2000

 

Understanding the Structure and Uses of the Text gMathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approachh, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond Louisiana, September 8, 2000

 

A Look at Theoretical vs. Empirical Probabilities using Spreadsheets, Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Woods Cross High School, Woods Cross, September, 2000

 

Mentor Teachers, Student Teachers, and Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference Research Presession, Chicago, IL, April 12, 2000

 

From Tessellations to Polyhedra, Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Reach-Out, St. George, Utah, January 22, 2000

 

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: A Review of Liping Mafs book, Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Reach-Out, St. George, Utah, January 22, 2000

 

Integrating Technology in the Mathematics Classrooms, University of Montana Colloquium, May 7, 1998

 

A New Angle on Stars, Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Washington D. C. , April 1-5, 1998

 

From Tessellations to Polyhedra, Western Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Denver, February 19, 20 1998

 

The HP38G Across the Curriculum, The 10th Annual International conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Chicago, November 6-8, 1997

 

A Look at Theoretical vs. Empirical Probabilities using Spreadsheets, Northwest Mathematics Conference, Whistler, British Columbia, October 23-25, 1997

 

HP38G Workshop, San Diego, July 29-August 2, 1996

 

Integer Geometry, Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, April 23-27, 1996

 

Technology as a tool: Modeling for preservice teachers, 102nd Annual AMS-MAA conference, Orlando, January 1996

 

Using Geometer's Sketchpad in Classes for Preservice Teachers, PROMPT, Arcata, July, 1995

 

Integrating Technology: We Talk the Talk but do We Walk the Walk, Brigham Young University Colloquium, March, 1995

 

Integer Geometry, What is it?, NCTM Western Regional conference, Boise, October, 1994

 

Are We Teaching with the Correct Models and Modeling with the Correct Teaching, Brigham Young University Colloquium, August, 1994

 

Integer Antiprisms and Integer Octahedron, 100th Annual AMS-MAA conference, Cincinnati, January 1994.

 

Models in Integer Geometry Workshop, Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, October 1993.

 

Integer Polyhedra and the Perfect Box, 99th Annual AMS-MAA conference, San Antonio, January 1993.

 

Integer Polygons, Northwest MAA Conference, Portland State University, June 1990.

 

 

POSTERS

A Framework for Identifying Mathematically Significant Pedagogical Openings to Build on Student Thinking. The 35th  annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Chicago, IL, November 14-17, 2013 (Co-Presenters: Isai Almeida, Lindsay Merrill, Laura Van Zoest, Shari Stockero, Keith R. Leatham)

 

 

CONSULTING

New Mexico Lesson Study Project – Spring, 2010, 2011, 2012

 

PCMI July, 2008, 2009

 

Lesson Study Workshop: Price, Utah

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Supplemental CD Materials for Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach , Musser, G. L. and Burger, W. F.

 

 

TEACHING

 

Courses Taught

 

Graduate:

Problem Solving, Modern Approaches to Euclidean Geometry, Seminar in Mathematics Education, Research in Mathematics Education, Computers and Mathematics, Graphics Calculators in Pre-calculus Mathematics, Mid-Level Math, Advanced Problem Solving, Teaching and Learning Probability and Statistics

 

Undergraduate:

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, Critical Review of School Mathematics, Task Design and Assessment of Student Understanding, Teaching Mathematics with Technology, Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Problem Solving for Elementary and Secondary Teachers, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry, Transformational Geometry in the Complex Plane

 

Student Theses/Projects Supervised

 

Type of Degree                                                                       Number of Students

Master of Science                                                                                1

Master of Arts                                                                                     23

Honors Thesis                                                                                     2

 

 

SERVICE

 

Mathematics Education Department Committees

Department Chair, June 2014 - Present

Promotion and Tenure committee 2013

Associate Chair, July 2004 - 2011

Learning Outcomes Committee 2007 – 2010

Undergraduate Program Committee, 2004-2008

Faculty Mentor: Keith Leatham, Scott Hendrickson, Dawn Teuscher

Graduate Course Development Committee, 2004

Graduate Coordinator, 2000-2002

TA Training Seminar for Math and Math Ed Fall 2000 - 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009 - 2013

 

University Committees

College Promotion and Tenure committee 2003-2004, 2007-2009, 2010-2011, 2012-2013

CITES Mathematics Professional Development Committee 2004 – 2005

Operation Exploration (2002)

Secondary Education Renewal and Restructuring committee (1998-2001), Steering committee (2000-2001)

College TA Training Seminar (1999-2002)

 

Mathematics Departmental Committees

Calculus Committee, 1997-1998, 2011

Calculus Text Selection Committee, 2011

Teaching Associates Program Coordinator, Winter 2000

Graduate Committee, 1998-2000

State Accreditation for Mathematics Education Major Site Team Leader, 1997-1998

Mathematics Education Committee 1996-1997

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers Course Coordinator 1996-2000

Curriculum Committee 1996-2000

MLC tutor, 1993-1996

Undergraduate advisor, 1993-1996

TA Training Seminar, Fall 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999

 

Mathematics Education Community

USOE Mathematics Advisory Panel on the adoption of the Common Core, 2010 - 2011

Treasurer of Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2004 - present

Chair of Mathematics Teacher Editorial Panel, 2008-2009

Mathematics Teacher Editorial Panel, 2006 – 2009, 2010-2011

University of Wisconsin Math Ed Program Review Committee, April, 2007

Chair of Utah State Math Core Review Subcommittee, 2006

Promotion Files Reviewed

Associate Professor – Portland State University, 2014

Associate Professor-Michigan Tech University, 2011

Associate Professor-Utah State University, 2011

Full Professor-Montana State University, 2005

Associate Professor-University of Victoria, 2005

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Nominations Committee, 2005

School Science and Mathematics Associate Editor, 1996-2006

President of Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2011-2012

President-Elect of Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2002-2003, 2010

Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board member (two-year at large), 2001-2003

Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus Reader, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004

Founded Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, March 16, 2001

Florida FCAT Teacher Workshop Development Committee, 2000

Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board member (post high school representative), 1999-2000

Utah State Department of Education Site Team for the program approval of Westminster College, November 1996

State of Utah Mathematics Teacher Certification Requirements advisory committee, 1996-1997

Hewlett Packard 38G workshop materials advisor, 1996

College Boardfs Equity 2000 Mathematics Assessment Committee member, Fall 1995-1996

State Universities representative for Oregon Mathematics Education Council (OMEC), 1995-1996

Curriculum Developer for Project CONNECT, 1995

State coordinator for the American Junior High School Mathematics Examination, 1993-1996

Mathematics coordinator for the 1994, 1995 and 1996 SMILE summer physics camp

Mathematics department representative for the academic year SMILE activities, 1993-1996

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics (UCTM)

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)

Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (UAMTE)

Psychology of Mathematics Education-North America (PMENA)

Text and Academic Authors (TAA)

 

PERSONAL

 

Date of Birth:              February 2, 1962

Citizenship:                 U.S.A.

Home address:            2135 Parkview Dr., Mapleton, Utah 84664

Home phone:               (801) 491-2111