Ph.D. Mathematics Education: The University of Georgia, 2011
M.Ed. Mathematics Education: The University of Georgia, 2007
B.S. (Honors). Mathematics-Education Concentration: Berry College, 2002
I am interested in the combination of mathematical knowledge and pedagogical knowledge teachers use in their regular classroom discussions with students. When posed with an unanticipated or unplanned question from a student during a typical classroom discussion, what type of mathematical content does a teacher use to respond to the comment or question? Additionally, once the teacher chooses a particular response for the student's comment, how does the teacher incorporate the response to the student in the context of the classroom discussion?
Since joining the faculty at Abington, I want to learn more about how pre-service teachers, especially those very early in their preparation program, develop mathematical content knowledge and a mathematical knowledge for teaching. This line of inquiry has expanded my original research interests into individuals aspiring to be teachers and informed the content I present in my own teacher preparation courses.
Fox, R. (2013, November). College students' approaches to solving word problems: A comparison. Poster accepted at the 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Chicago, IL.
Fox, R. (2013, April). Exploring one new pre-service teacher's mathematical content knowledge. Poster presented at the Research Presession of the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.
Fox, R. (2012, November). Learning to teach teachers: Making a transition. In Van Zoest, L. R., Lo, J.-J., & Kratky, J. L. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (p. 784). Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.
Fox, R. (2012, July). Teachers’ responses to unanticipated student questions. Paper accepted at 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education, Seoul, South Korea.
Fox, R. (2011, October). It’s not just a numbers game. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference and Exposition, St. Louis, MO.
Fox, R. (2011, October). Influence of content knowledge on teachers’ interactions with students. In Wiest, L. R., & Lamberg, T. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1979–1980). Reno, NV: University of Nevada, Reno.
Analysis and Interpretation of Statistical Data in Education
College Algebra I and II
General View of Mathematics
Problem Solving in Mathematics
Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
Nomination. Chief Ogontz Award. 2013.