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# Scholarly Activities

## Refereed Journal Publications

**Lewis, Virginia**, "Making Sense of 6^{th}Grade Virginia SOL results through Distractor Analysis."*Virginia Mathematics Teacher*. Volume 42, No. 2 (Spring 2016).**Lunsford, M. Leigh**, "Slide-and-Divide: Using a Slick Trick to Dive into Deeper Mathematics."*MathAMATYC Educator*. Volume 7 Number 1 (September 2015), 41--45.**Shoenthal, David**, "Improving Project Success in an Online Mathematics Course."*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics.*Volume 5, Issue 1 (2015), 105--120.**May, Robert**, "Double coset algebras,"*Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra*, Volume 218, Issue 11 (Nov. 2014), 2081--2095.**Shoenthal, David**, "Fourier Series as a Unifying Topic in Calculus II,"*PRIMUS,*Volume 24, Issue 4 (2014), 294--300.**Timmerman, Maria**, "Making Connections: Elementary Teachers' Construction of Division Word Problems and Representations,"*School Science and Mathematics,*Vol. 114, Issue 3 (March 2014), 114--124.**Shilling-Traina, Leah N.**and Stylianides, G.J., "Impacting prospective teachers’ beliefs about mathematics,"*ZDM*, Volume 45, Issue 3(May 2013), 393--407.**Shilling-Traina, L.N.**, "Making the "impossible" possible in the classroom: Cultivating persistence in problem-solving,"*Virginia Mathematics Teacher*, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Winter 2012), 14--16.- Donnelly, Suzanne, Fink, Alix, Fink, Mark,
**Lunsford, M. Leigh**Rhoten, Melissa, and Scheitlin, Kelsey, "Full Immersion: The Chesapeake Bay Watershed as an Environment for Learning Science in a Civic Context,"*,**Science Education and Civic Engagement*, Volume 4, Issue 2 (Summer 2012), p. 34--41. **Webber, Robert**, "Using Spreadsheets to Help Students Think Recursively,"*PRIMUS*, Volume 22, Issue 5 (2012), 365--372.**Smith, Wendy Hageman**, "Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Collaborative Discovery,"*Virginia Mathematics Teacher*, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Spring 2012), 4--7.**Abrams, William P.**and**Lunsford, M. Leigh**, "Mathematical Vignettes in a University-Controlled Freshman Seminar, or 'Oh - That's Cool!',"*PRIMUS*, Volume 21, Issue 3 (2011), 274--282.**May, Robert D.**, "Representations of certain generalized Schur algebras,"*Journal of Algebra*, 333 (2011) 180--201.**Lunsford, M. L.**and**Poplin, P.**, "From Research to Practice: Basic Mathematics Skills and Success in Introductory Statistics,"*Journal of Statistics Education*, Volume 19, Number 1 (2011).

## Grant Awards

, Longwood Principal Investigator on the grant**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon***Secondary Mathematics Professional Development Center*, a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant. Funded by the Virginia Department of Education for $485,732. The grant is a partnership between Radford University, NASA Langley Research Center, Longwood University, VCU and Virginia Tech to provide online graduate courses for 156 high school mathematics teachers in 27 Virginia school districts in 2015-17., Longwood Principal Investigator on the grant**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon***Southern Virginia Elementary Mathematics Coalition to Enhance Student Achievement through Teacher Professional Development*, a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant. Funded by the Virginia Department of Education for $796,715. The grant is a partnership between College of William and Mary and Longwood University to provide mathematics professional development for teachers in five elementary schools in 2015-17. Longwood will provide professional development for Clarksville Elementary and Prince Edward Elementary.**Lewis, Virginia**, Principal Investigator on the grant*PREP: Proportional Reasoning Enhancement Project*, a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant. Funded by the Virginia Department of Education for $243,606. The grant is designed to provide professional development for seventy grades 6-8 teachers to further develop their proportional reasoning and increase their productive use of formative assessments to analyze students' understanding of rational numbers and proportional reasoning in 2014-15.**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**, Principal Investigator on the grant*Teaching the 2009 Mathematics SOL in Grades 3-5 Across Southern Virginia*, a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant. Funded by the Virginia Department of Education for $239,804. The grant will allow Longwood mathematics education faculty and Longwood mathematics specialist graduates to work with 100 mathematics teachers in grades 3-5 throughout Southern Virginia in 2012-2013. Resources**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**, Principal Investigator on the grant*Teaching the 2009 K-3 Mathematics SOL in Southern Virginia*, a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant. Funded by the Virginia Department of Education for $133,177. The grant will allow Longwood mathematics education faculty to work with 40 mathematics teachers in grades K-3 throughout Southern Virginia in 2010-2011. Resources**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**, Longwood Principal Investigator. The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research received funding for the grant*Teaching the 2009 Grades 7-8 Mathematics SOL in Southern Virginia*, a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant, funded by the Virginia Department of Education. The grant will allow Longwood mathematics education faculty to work with 24 mathematics teachers in grades 7-8 throughout Southern Virginia in 2010-2011.**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**, Longwood Principal Investigator. Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices received funding for the grant*Teaching the 2009 Grades 4-6 Mathematics SOL in Southern Virginia*, a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant, funded by the Virginia Department of Education. The grant will allow Longwood mathematics education faculty to work with 36 mathematics teachers in grades 4-6 throughout Southern Virginia in 2010-2011.

## Refereed Conference Proceedings and Posters

**Blaheta, Don**, "Unci: a C++-based Unit-testing Framework for Intro Students."*Proceedings of the 46th ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education,*March 2015, pp. 476--481., "Teaching Semaphores Using ... Semaphores**Marmorstein, Robert***."**Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges*, January 2015, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp. 117--125.**Blaheta, Don**, "Reinventing homework as cooperative, formative assessment."*Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education,*March 2014, pp. 301--306.**Lewis, Virginia**, "Virginia Middle School Math Assessments: Why Do Students Make Incorrect Choices?" Poster Presentation at the Research Pre-session of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 24, 2012.**Marmorstein, Robert**, "Open Source Contribution As An Effective Software Engineering Class Project."*Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science*, June 27-29 2011, pp. 268--272.- Pendergrass, M. and
**Lunsford, M. L.**, "Bayesian Inference Using Data from a Real Galton Board," a Peer-Reviewed Contributed Beyond Poster at the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics, May 19-21, 2011.

## Presentations

,**Wears, Thomas***Equivalence, Invariance, and Symmetry*, Hampden-Sydney Colloquium; February 2, 2016and Becker Smith,**Smith,****Wendy***Turbo-Charging Freshman Engagement Using a 2 or 3-lecture Motivational Seminar on How and Why to Succeed at College Mathematics*, MAA MD-DC-VA Sectional meeting, Roanoke College; April 25, 2015,**B****laheta, Don***Unci: a C++-based Unit-testing Framework for Intro Students*, ACM-SIGCSE, Kansas City, MO; March 6, 2015.,**Wears, Thomas***Lorentzian Ricci Solitons On Nilpotent Lie Groups*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX; January 13, 2015**Smith,****Wendy**and Becker Smith,*Turbo-charging freshman engagement in introductory courses through a 2-lecture motivational seminar on how and why to succeed at college mathematics*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX; January 12, 2015**Lunsford, M. Leigh**and Carolyn Cuff,*Teaching Introductory Statistics (for instructors new to teaching statistics)*, an MAA Minicourse, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX; January 11 and 13, 2015**Lunsford, M. Leigh**,*Helping Statistical Concepts "Click" with Students*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX; January 10, 2015,**Marmorstein, Robert***Teaching Semaphores Using ... Semaphores*, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Eastern Region Conference, York, PA; November 15, 2014(with**Shilling-Traina, Leah**and**Virginia Lewis**),**Maria Timmerman***Not**All Definitions are Created Equal (for the Elementary Classroom)*, NCTM Regional Conference, Richmond, VA; November 14, 2014(with**Lewis, Virginia****Leah Shilling-Traina**and),**Maria Timmerman***Explori**ng**Compound Events through Games and Simulations*, NCTM Regional Conference, Richmond, VA; November 13, 2014(with**Timmerman, Maria**and**Virginia Lewis****Leah Shilling-Traina**),*Using Formative Assessment Techniques in K-8 Classrooms*, NCTM Regional Conference, Richmond, VA; November 13, 2014,**Shoenthal, David***The Root of the Problem*, Randolph-Macon College Math Colloquium, October 24, 2014,**Lunsford, M. Leigh***π=4**,*Randolph-Macon College Math Colloquium, October 17, 2014**Abrams,****William**,*Discovering Concepts in Calculus II*, Mathfest, Portland, OR; August 8, 2014**Lunsford, M. Leigh**, Invited Panelist on Panel*Incorporating Real-World Applications into Calculus and Statistics Courses*, Mathfest, Portland, OR; August 6, 2014&**Lewis, Virginia***,**Timmerman, Maria***It Just Depends: Games and Simulations for Exploring Compound Events*, NCTM Conference, New Orleans, LA; April 11, 2014 *primary speaker&**Smith, Wendy*****Shilling-Traina, Leah**,*A Successful Secondary Methods Class ELL Unit,*NCTM Conference, New Orleans, LA; April 11, 2014 *primary speaker,**Timmerman, Maria***Using Multiple Division Representations: When Do I Keep a Remainder?*, VCTM Conference, Harrisonburg, VA; March 14, 2014- Eisenman, Miriah, Hincker, Cathy, &
,**Lewis Virginia***’Frog Hoppin’ Good Time Down the Double Number Line*, VCTM Conference, Harrisonburg, VA; March 14, 2014 ,**Shilling-Traina, Leah***Using Fun Problems to Introduce Definitions in the Elementary Classroom,*VCTM Conference, Harrisonburg, VA; March 14, 2014,**Blaheta, Don***Reinventing homework as cooperative, formative assessment**,*ACM-SIGCSE, Atlanta, GA; March 7, 2014.& Gills, Joseph,***Wears, Thomas***The Geometry of Curves and Surfaces in the Heisenberg Group*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD; January 17, 2014. *presenter&***Lunsford****, M. Leigh**,**Poplin, Phillip***The Scarlet Letter: How we repented and came to value purposeful assessment*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD; January 15, 2014. *presenter* &**Lunsford****, M. Leigh**,**Poplin, Phillip***The Scarlet Letter: Assessment with a Purpose*, MathFest 2013, Hartford, CT; August 2, 2013. *presenter,**Shoenthal, David***Arms Race Examples in Intro ODEs*, Fall 2012 MD-DC-VA MAA Sectional Meeting, October 27, 2012.**Smith, Wendy Hageman**,*How Does Applying A Constructivist Theory of Teaching Affect Student Outcomes and Attitudes in the Post-Secondary General Education Math Class?*, Fall 2012 MD-DC-VA MAA Sectional Meeting, October 27, 2012.**Shilling-Traina, Leah**,*Prospective Teachers' Challenges In Teaching Reasoning-and-proving In Their Mentor Teachers' Classrooms*, 2012 AERA Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 16, 2012.**Smith, Wendy Hageman**,*The Impact of Post-Secondary Teaching Methods in Gen-Ed Math Courses*, Spring 2012 MD-DC-VA MAA Sectional Meeting, April 14, 2012.**Lunsford, M. Leigh****,***π=4**,*Hampden-Sydney Math and Computer Science Colloquium, March 27, 2012.**Shilling-Traina, Leah**,*Passing the Math Praxis*, SVEA Convention, March 24, 2012.**Lewis, Virginia**,*Student Answer Choices on the Middle School SOL Mathematics Assessments,*Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Spring Conference. March 10, 2012.**Hall, Jacqueline Anderson**,*"I CAN PROVE IT"--Using Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem to Bolster Confidence for the Math-Anxious Liberal Arts Mathematics Students*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA, Jan. 6, 2012.- Pendergrass, Marcus &
**Lunsford, M. Leigh****,***Galton Meets Bayes: Prior Beliefs Inform the Scientific Method,*Spring 2011 MD-DC-VA MAA Section Meeting, April 16, 2011. **Shilling-Traina, Leah**,*Putting the "U" In REUs, and a Little Math, Too*, Hampden-Sydney Math and Computer Science Colloquium, April 12, 2011.