Mathematical Sciences

Spencer Bagley

Spencer Bagley

Spencer Bagley

Assistant Professor

School of Mathematical Sciences
Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

Phone
970-351-2254
Office
Ross Hall 2239-E

Education

Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Teaching:

I regularly teach calculus courses (MATH 131 / 132) and serve as the calculus coordinator. I also teach graduate courses in mathematics education.

Research:

Broadly, I’m interested in research in undergraduate math education — I’d like to know how students learn and how to help them learn better. I have conducted several studies in both calculus and linear algebra. 

Publications/Creative Works

Bagley, S., & Rabin, J. (2015). Students' use of computational thinking in linear algebra. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2(1), 83-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40753-015-0022-x

Bagley, S., Rasmussen, C., & Zandieh, M. (2015). Inverse, composition, and identity: The case of function and linear transformation. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 37, 36-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmathb.2014.11.003

Bagley, S. (2015). Best practices for the inverted (flipped) classroom. In (Eds.) T. Fukawa-Connolly, N. E. Infante, K. Keene, and M. Zandieh, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 89-98.

Gleason, J., White, D., Thomas, M., Bagley, S., & Rice, L. (2015). The calculus concept inventory: A psychometric analysis and framework for a new instrument. In (Eds.) T. Fukawa-Connolly, N. E. Infante, K. Keene, and M. Zandieh, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 135-149.

Bagley, S. (2014). Improving student success in calculus: A comparison of four college calculus classes. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. 3633127). http://sdsu-dspace.calstate.edu/bitstream/handle/10211.3/123839/Bagley_sdsu_0220D_10443.pdf

Denny, P., Hanks, B., Simon, B., & Bagley, S. (2010). PeerWise: Exploring conflicting efficacy studies. In M. Caspersen, A. Clear, & K. Sanders (Eds.), Proceedings of the seventh international workshop on computing education research (pp. 53-60).

Whitacre, I., Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L. L., Philipp, R. A., Bagley, S., & Schappelle, B. (2014). ‘Negative of my money, positive of her money’: Secondary students’ ways of relating equations to a debt context. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2014.956822


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