Susan Addington's Biography 

Susan L. Addington
Curriculum Vitae susan.addington@earthlink.net
Education
Professional Employment
Mathematics Education
Expertise Teacher education (elementary and secondary, preservice
and inservice), curriculum writing, ethnomathematics, developing and using technology for math
education Writing Projects In progress: Measuring
the World, coauthor David Dennis. A textbook for a yearlong
course in mathematics for elementary teachers. This book is undergoing pilot
testing at CSUSB through 2012. Technology in Math Education. This is a “textbook” (exposition and problems) for a
1quarter or 1semester course for future secondary math teachers. Covers
dynamic geometry software, spreadsheets, and computer algebra systems. Mathematical
Intentions.
(This website) The history of our secondary math curriculum.
Lecture series (podcasts) by David Dennis; lecture notes/problem sets by Dennis
and Addington; applets by Addington.
http://www.quadrivium.info Selected Recent Projects (20102013) Developing
Educators Learning to Teach Algebraically, Principal Investigators Vicky Kukuruda (Riverside County Office of Education) and
Madeleine Jetter (CSUSB). Professional
development project in Riverside County for teachers of grades 310.
Coleader of summer workshops, facilitator for lesson study
groups, mathematics curriculum advisor. (19982009 off and on)
Mathematics in a Cultural Context and its predecessor projects, including “Adapting
Yup’ik Elders’ Knowledge”. Ethnomathematics research;
curriculum writing; advisor on math education theory and applications;
coleader of summer institute. (20067) Mobile Computing for Future Mathematics Teachers. Funded for
$25,000 by the AT&T Foundation. Mobile laptop lab on a
rolling cart and curriculum development for elementary and secondary teachers. (19982001) IAS/Park City Math Institute. 19982000,
Director of the High School Teachers’ Program ;
19982001, Steering Committee. Selected Recent
Presentations “Thinking in Tables.” Invited presentation, RiversideSan Bernardino County Math Council meeting. May 2011 “Number Sense with (and without) a 4function Calculator.” Greater San Diego Math Council meeting, JMM “Algebra Word Problems without algebra (but with technology).” Invited lecture, Workshop on Reasoning and SenseMaking in the Mathematics Curriculum, MSRI, June, 2010 (with Madeleine Jetter) “Nonstandard Units Are Custom Units: Linking Measurement to Proportional Reasoning.” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, April 2010. (with David Dennis) “Measuring the World: Preparing Elementary Teachers to Prepare Students for Algebra.” Joint Math Meetings, Jan. 2010, San Francisco. (with David Dennis) “Retrieving old mathematics with new technology.” Joint Math Meetings, Jan. 2010, San Francisco. (with Madeleine Jetter) “When is an ‘impoverished’ model best? The case of prime factorization”, Research in Undergraduate Math Education conference, San Diego, March 2008. (with David Dennis and Madeleine Jetter) “Measurement and Multiplicative Thinking
in Prospective Elementary Teachers,” International Congress of Math Education,
July 2008, Monterrey, Mexico (with Madeleine Jetter) “The
Primes Game,”presentation at California Math Council
South annual meeting, Nov. 2008. Selected Publications “Etty Wanda and the ‘Have a Heart’ Problem”, in Teaching Children Mathematics, Vol. 13,
No. 3, Oct. 2006, pp. 148153. Ways to Think
about Mathematics: Activities and Investigations for Grade 612 Teachers. Coauthor with Steve Benson,
Nina Arshavsky, Al Cuoco,
E. Paul Goldenberg, Erick Karnowski.;
Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2005. I was the principal writer for two
modules, "Area and Dissections" and "Linearity" “Lost in
the Funhouse: An Application of Dynamic Projective Geometry” (coauthor: Stuart
Levy), in Geometry Turned On: Dynamic Software in Learning, Teaching, and
Research; Math. Assoc. of Am., 1997, pp. 157160. Galois' Dream, by Michio
Kuga (cotranslator, with M. Mulase), Birkhauser, 1993. “Equivariant holomorphic
maps of symmetric domains”, Duke Math. J. 55 (1987), 6588. College Teaching Math content and math technology courses for
prospective elementary, middle school, and high school teachers. Lower division
math courses from college algebra through calculus and linear algebra; upper
division and graduate courses in algebra, number theory, real and complex
analysis, geometry, topology. Designed a new course in technology for future
secondary teachers. 



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