Mathematics Education Comprehensive Doctoral Exam 2003

Reading List

The seven papers indicated below will be provided during the exam and will be referred to in exam questions. Those marked with ** have been part of the reading assigned in courses that ALL students taking the exam have read/seen in the past two years. Where possible, a link to the item mentioned is provided (only one item is not available electronically, Chapter 2 of The Nature of Mathematical Thinking<. If you need a copy of this chapter, please contact Dr. Hauk, hauk@unco.edu).


Listed alphabetically by author.

M. B. Casey, R. L. Nutall, & E. Pezaris (2001).  Spatial-mechanical reasoning skills versus mathematics self-confidence as mediators of gender differences on mathematics subtests using cross-national gender-based items. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 32(1), 28-57.

**B. Davis and E. Simmt (2003). Understanding learning systems: Mathematics education and complexity science. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 34, 137 - 167.

**J. Lobato & D. Siebert (2002). Quantitative Reasoning in a Reconceived View of Transfer, Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 21(1)MED Comp, 87-116

**National Research Council (2000)How People Learn:Brain, Mind, Experience, and School, Chapter 3: Learning and Transfer.

**Lew Romagnano (2001) Implementing the Assessment Standards: The Myth of Objectivity in Mathematics Assessment (PDF file), Mathematics Teacher, 94, 31-38.

** A. Schoenfeld (2000). Purposes and methods of research in mathematics education, Notices of the AMS, 47(6), 641-649.

  R. J. Sternberg & T. Ben-Zeev (1996). “Chapter 2: The process of understanding mathematical problems” in The Nature of Mathematical Thinking<, pp. 29-53.