I am currently a doctoral students in mathematics education at The Ohio State University. My research interest resides at the intersection of epistemology of mathematics learning, and social conditions that influence learning of mathematics, including interactions and technology. Using teaching experiment methodology and relying on discourse analysis my dissertation examines patterns of group interactions and middle and high school students’ mathematical generalization processes in educational settings in which students explore properties of geometric transformations with dynamic geometry software.
My research on K-12 students’ mathematical thinking interwines with my work as a mathematics teacher educator as I attempt to expand prospective teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching. Over the course of the past two years I have consistently examined preservice teachers’ understanding of school learners’ thinking and experimented with ways that such an understanding might be enhanced by using illustrations of children’s work samples on various tasks and vignettes of practice.