Lee’s Moseley And Singletary Present In Vancouver

Friday, August 22, 2014

Drs. Jeneva Moseley and Laura Singletary, assistant professors of mathematics at Lee University, presented research at the Joint Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 38) and the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 36). The meeting took place in Vancouver, Canada. 

The conference, titled “Mathematics Education at the Edge,” provided the opportunity to highlight and examine mathematics education research that is breaking new ground or on the cutting edge of innovative research and research methodologies. Its goal was to explore issues with groups that are often positioned at the edge or periphery of educational research, said officials.

“Considering there were only about 600 people in attendance from all over the world, the fact that Lee had two professors making research presentations is quite an honor,” said Dr. Moseley. “It was a blessing for us to have this opportunity to exchange ideas with world leaders in our field.”

Dr. Moseley chaired a session about teaching proofs in geometry and presented a poster about academic language.

“New teachers are commonly evaluated on their use of academic language, but their perceptions of academic language are typically fragmented and misaligned with how they are being evaluated,” said Dr. Moseley. “My poster brought this to light in hopes that this dilemma can be resolved through teacher education or through reforming methods for evaluating teachers.”

In Dr. Singletary’s research talk, she presented an analytical framework detailing the kinds of mathematical connections teachers make during instruction.

“Making mathematical connections are an important part of developing a meaningful understanding of mathematics,” Dr. Singletary said. “My research examined the kinds of mathematical connections that teachers make for and with their students and developed a framework to differentiate among the kinds of connections they made in practice.”

According to Dr. Singletary, she will continue using this framework to examine how teachers support their students in engaging in the process of making mathematical connections.

oseley began teaching at Lee in August of 2013. She received her PhD in theory and practice in teacher education with a concentration in mathematics education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She graduated from Lee in 2001 with a triple major in mathematics, mathematics education, and English education.
ngletary joined Lee’s faculty in fall 2012. She earned her doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Georgia and was awarded the Presidential Graduate Fellowship. She received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Lee University. While studying at Lee, Singletary was a Centennial Scholar and recipient of the departmental mathematics award.

For more information about PME-NA, visit www.pmena.org


Bea Lyons Honored At “Tea For Bea”

When Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Kimberly McCormick, established the Faculty Fellows Program during 2014, several well-known and respected educators were named as inaugural fellows. The Social and Behavioral Science Division honored Bea Lyons as its fellow. A special “Tea for Bea” was recently held to serve as a springboard for the first endowed fellowship ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Kimball Announces Early College Open House

Chattanooga State Community College announces an Early College Open House on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. CST at the Chattanooga State Kimball Site at 2100 Main St. in Kimball. College representatives will be on site to answer questions, assist with dual enrollment grant applications and process registrations on the spot.  Chattanooga State's Early College Program gives students ... (click for more)

Woman, 25, Dies From Wreck On Barton Avenue

A 25-year-old woman has died from injuries received in a head-on accident on Barton Avenue in North Chattanooga on Saturday. The victim was Stephanie Kilburn . At approximately 2:25 p.m. , the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 800 Barton Ave. on an accident with injuries. V ehicle 1 was traveling southbound on Barton Avenue and failed to stop at a stop ... (click for more)

City Seeking Grant To Improve Signals At 32 Intersections

The city is seeking a $2 million federal grant to go along with $500,000 in city funds for a project to improve signals at 32 intersections. There would also be bike and pedestrian improvements. The routes include Brainerd Road, Lee Highway, Shallowford Road, Gunbarrel Road and Hamilton Place Boulevard. The application is for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant. (click for more)

Memorial Auditorium Flag Disgrace

How can it be that Memorial Auditorium, which was built to honor soldiers and sailors, displays our country’s flag in such a disgraceful manner?  Out of six poles on the front of the building only two battered flags remain.  Additionally, two old banners are attached to the wall that have long ago faded and look like they’ve seen better days. This is not acceptable ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Buy Ping Golf Clubs

As we set the charcoal, ice the drinks and prepare for Memorial Day, the first thing on my mind is to ask any golfers within my reach to consider buying and playing with Ping-brand golf clubs. Pings are made in America but there is a little something else you need to know, as told in an email I received earlier this week. I regret I do not know the author: * * * “On Monday, ... (click for more)