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Matthew G. Jones

Title: Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Department: Mathematics

Office: NSM A-120
Phone Extension: x2410
Email Username: mjones

Show All    Refereed Publications    Refereed Conference Presentations    Grants and Funded Projects -- Leading Roles     Awards and Honors    


Refereed Publications

  • Jones, M. G. (In press). Pedagogical literature: What can be learned and where to begin? Accepted by PRIMUS , December 16, 2006.
  • Jones, M. G. (In press). My students aren't motivated—What can I do? Accepted for Mathematics for All NCTM book series, July 14, 2007.
  • Jones, M. G. (October, 2007) . Professional Development for Adjunct Mathematics Faculty: Professional Development through Structured Lesson Planning , contribution to the working group on mathematics teaching assistant development . In T. Lamberg & L. R. Wiest (Eds.), Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) Annual Meeting, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, October 25-28, 2007.
  • Jones, M. G. (May, 2007). Making a case for the scholarship of teaching and learning. Manuscript submitted to College Teaching .
  • Jones, M. G. (May, 2007). Mathematics teachers' response to reform: Interactions of professional development elements and prior beliefs. Manuscript submitted to School Science and Mathematics .
  • Jones, M. G. (2007). Lessons from a university-K-12 partnership: Five strategies for mathematics professional development. NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, 9 (2), 5-6.
  • Jones, M. G. (2006). Teachers' changes in the first year of mathematics professional development: Mathematical discourse , Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) Annual Meeting, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, November 9-12, 2006, Vol. 2, 699 .
  • Jones, M. G. (2004). Regularity, Partial Elimination Ideals, and the Canonical Bundle. Proceedings of the AMS . 132(5), 1531-1541


 

Refereed Conference Presentations

  • Jones, M.G., and Johnston, S. (April, 2008). Mathematics Faculty Learning to Engage Students: A Study of a Workshop on Effective Lesson Design. Proposal accepted for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York , NY , March 24-28, 2008 .
  • Jones, M. G., and Schommer-Aikins, M. (April, 2008). Epistemological and Mathematical Beliefs of Students in a Culturally Diverse Institution. Proposal accepted for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York , NY , March 24-28, 2008 .
  • Jones, M. G. (January, 2008). Professional Development for Adjunct Mathematics Faculty: Professional Development through Structured Lesson Planning. Proposal accepted for Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America , San Diego , California , January 6-9, 2008 .
  • Jones, M. G. (November, 2006). First-Year Impact of Intensive, Broadly-Focused Professional Development, California Mathematics Teacher Educators (CAMTE) strand of California Mathematics Council (CMC) conference, Palm Springs , CA .
  • Jones, M. G. (November, 2005). Using a Summer Enrichment Program for Kids as a Site for Teacher Learning, California Educational Research Association Conference 2005, Long Beach , November 17, 2005.
  • Jones, M. G. (November, 2005). Attending to the Language of Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Western Regional Meeting, Denver , November 11, 2005.
  • Jones, M. G. (November, 2004). Problem Posing, With a Focus on Geometry and Measurement, Presentation to NCTM Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, November 4, 2004.
  • Jones, M. G. (March, 2004). Moving Algebra Beyond Algebra Class: Infusing Algebraic Thinking. Los Angeles County Teachers of Mathematics Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 2004.
  • Jones, M. G. (November, 2003). Moving Algebra Beyond Algebra Class: Infusing Algebraic Thinking. California Mathematics Council (CMC) Conference, Palm Springs, CA, November 7, 2003.


 

Grants and Funded Projects -- Leading Roles

  • Primary Investigator, Lead Facilitator: PRoMiSE (Providing a Rigorous Mathematical Sciences Education) California Math-Science Partnership, June, 2006-September, 2008, California Dept. of Education (CDE), $815,801—Continuing funding of the partnership with Whittier City School District to provide additional professional development (a total of at least 160 hours will be offered) and improve district student achievement.
  • Strategies for Student Success Workshop, sponsored by QED (Quality Educator Development), Spring 2007-Fall 2008, US D.O.E. Co-designed and co-administered a 15-hour workshop for CSUDH and local community college adjunct faculty to improve their pedagogy through increased engagement and focus on conceptual understanding. Analyzed data collected through the workshop for publication and dissemination. Planning for follow-up work is underway.
  • CTL Travel Award, $500, Fall 2006. This grant was awarded to support travel to Merida, Mexico, to present at the Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) Annual Meeting .
  • Primary Investigator, Lead Facilitator: PRoMiSE (Providing a Rigorous Mathematical Sciences Education) California Math-Science Partnership, January, 2005-September, 2006, Ca Dept. of Education, $916,000—Project partnership with Whittier City School District to provide extensive professional development (a total of at least 368 hours will be offered) and improve district student achievement.
  • Project Director, Lead Instructor: CSUDH English Language Development Institute-Mathematics Content (ELDI-MC), 2004-2005, $70,000: Project provided professional development for 27 teachers in local districts through a two-week intensive summer institute and 5 Saturday follow-ups during the academic year.
  • CTL Travel Award, $500, Fall, 2004. This grant was awarded to support travel to New Orleans to present at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Southern Regional Meeting.


 

Awards and Honors

  • UCLA Mathematics Department Distinguished Teaching Award, 2000
  • UCLA Mathematics Department High Honors, 1996
  • UCLA Daus Prize in Mathematics, 1996


 

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