## Publications & Presentations

This page contains lists of recent publications and presentations by group members as well as graduate student theses.

**Selected Recent Articles:**

Bragdon, D., Pandiscio, E., & Speer, N. (to appear, 2017). University Students’ Graph Interpretation and Comprehension Abilities, *Investigations in Mathematics Learning*.Dorko, A. & Speer, N. (2015). Deepening Students’ Understanding of Area and Volume by Focusing on Units and Arrays, *Journal of the California Mathematics Project*, Vo. 7, 7-14.

Tyne, J. (2016). Slope and Derivative: Calculus Students’ Interpretation of Rates of Change and Their Ability to Appropriately Use Them to Make Predictions, MST thesis.

Case, J. & Speer, N. (2016). Calculus students’ understanding of logical implication and its relationship to their understanding of calculus theorems. Proceedings of the 19^{th} Annual Conference for Research on Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Dorko, A. & Speer, N. (2015). Calculus students’ understanding of area and volume units. *Investigations in Mathematics Learning*, 8(*1)*, 23-46.

Case, J. (2015). Calculus Students’ Understanding of Logical Implication and its Relationship to their Understanding of Calculus Theorems, MST Thesis [pdf]

Campbell, S. (2015). College Student Difficulties with Applied Optimization Problems in Introductory Calculus, MST Thesis [pdf]

Dorko, A. & Speer, N. (2014). Calculus students’ understanding of volume. *Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 6*(2)*, *48-68.

Frank, B.W., & Speer, N. (2012). Developing knowledge for teaching: Three cases of physics graduate students. In S. Rebello, P. Engelhardt, & A.D. Churukian (Eds.), American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, (2012 Physics Education Research Conference). Secaucus: Springer.

Kung, D. & Speer, N. (in press). Do they *really* get it? Evaluating evidence of student understanding of power series, *PRIMUS*.

**Presentations (talks and posters):**

Pandiscio, E. (2013). Linking the Common Core State Standards, the Smarter Balanced Assessment, and Classroom Practice in High School Mathematics. Invited presentation, UMaine RiSE Center No Question Left Behind conference, Northport, ME.

Speer, N. (2013). Facilitating student work in collaborative small groups. Invited presentation, UMaine RiSE Center No Question Left Behind conference, Northport, ME.

Bragdon, D. (2013). University students’ graph interpretation and comprehension abilities. Poster presentation, UMaine RiSE Center No Question Left Behind conference, Northport, ME. (PDF)

Michaud, K. (2013). Student experience at the Challenger Learning Center. Poster presentation, UMaine RiSE Center No Question Left Behind conference, Northport, ME. (PDF)

Dorko, A. & Speer, N. (in preparation). Calculus students’ understanding of volume in non-calculus contexts, to be submitted to *PRIMUS*.