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# Scholarly Activities

## Refereed Journal Publications

**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).**Lunsford, M. L.***Journal of Statistics Education,*Volume 18, Number 1 (2010).**Lewis, Virginia Vimpeny**, "Pascal and Fermat Divide the Stakes,"*CHANCE Magazine*, Vol. 22, No. 4 (2009), 51-54.- Fink, A. D. D. and
**Lunsford, M. L.**, "Bridging the Divides: Using a Collaborative Honors Research Experience to Link Academic Learning to Civic Issues,"*Honors in Practice*, National Collegiate Honors Council, Volume 5 (2009), 97-113.

## Grant Awards

**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.**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**, Longwood Co-PI on University of Virginia's grant*The Virginia Algebra Project*, a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant, funded by the Virginia Department of Education from 2008 - 2010. The grant will allow the creation of graduate mathematics courses designed for middle school teachers seeking the Algebra I endorsement. The grant will also allow Longwood mathematics and mathematics education faculty to work with teachers seeking the Algebra I license in 2009-2010.**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**, Longwood Co-PI on Virginia Commonwealth University's grant*Researching the Expansion of K-5 Mathematics Specialist Program into Rural School Systems*funded by the National Science Foundation for $4,714,277 over a five year period starting Fall 2009. The grant will allow Longwood to modify our Mathematics Specialist program so that it can be offered in a blended environment (combination of distance learning and in-person sessions) and devise and implement support programs for Specialists working in remote environments where they might not have the support of in-system Mathematics Supervisors and the support of other coaches within their school system. In addition, we will undertake research determining the impact of Mathematics Specialists/coaches utilizing 21 pairs of schools in a treatment control experiment.**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**and**Smith, Wendy**, Co-Principal Investigators on the grant*Algebra Functions and Data Analysis (AFDA) for Southside Virginia*, a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant, was funded by the Virginia Department of Education for $125,000. The grant will allow Longwood mathematics and mathematics education faculty to work with 40 high school mathematics teachers in Southside Virginia in 2009-2010.

## 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

and 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.**Lunsford****, M. Leigh*** & Fink, Alix D. Dowling,*Introductory Statistics and Science: A Collaborative Teaching Approach*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 9, 2011. *presenter.**Hall, Jacqueline Anderson**,*Teaching Basic Number Theory from the Sieve of Eratosthenes,*Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 9, 2011.**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**, "*Practicing What We Preach" in Multivariable Calculus,*Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 7, 2011.**Timmerman, Maria**&**Lewis, Virginia**,*Southside Virginia Collaborative for Mathematics Professional Development,*Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2010 Fall Academy. Sweet Briar College, VA. October 2010.**Shoenthal, David**,*Student Success in Face-to-Face Versus Online Finite Mathematics Class*, Mathfest, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 6, 2010.**Lunsford, M. Leigh**&**Poplin,****Phillip**,*Basic Mathematics Skills and Success in Introductory Statistics (or Could You Pass Intro Stats?)*, Monday Blackwell Talks at LU, March 1, 2010.**Marmorstein,****Robert**,*Recent Trends in E-Mail Harvesting*, Monday Blackwell Talks at LU, Jan. 25, 2010.**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**,*Combining Mathematics History with a Greece Tour,*Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 14, 2010.**Webber, Robert**,*Visualizing the Gradient*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January, 2010.**Timmerman, Maria**,*Measurement and Geometry: What is the van Hiele model?,*2009 PCTM - LU Fall Conference, October, 2009.**Smith, Wendy**,*Algebra as an Abstraction of the Real Numbers,*2009 PCTM - LU Fall Conference, October, 2009.**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**,*Money: Whole Numbers or Decimals?,*2009 PCTM - LU Fall Conference, October, 2009.**Shoenthal, David**,*A Geometric Complexity Problem in a Length Space*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC, Jan. 8, 2009.**Emerson-Stonnell, Sharon**, and Markey, Robert,*Coordinating Tutoring with the Calculus I Classroom*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC, Jan. 8, 2009.**Hageman Smith, Wendy**,*A Constructivist Theory of Teaching Mathematics: from concept to context*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC, Jan. 7, 2009.**Lunsford, M. Leigh**and**Poplin, Phillip***,*Basic Mathematical Skills and Success in Introductory Level Statistics*, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC, Jan. 6, 2009. *presenter.