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Deandrea L. Murrey, Ed.D.

Title: Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Department: Teacher Education

Office: COE 1455
Phone Extension: x2489
Email Username: dmurrey

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Publications

  • Murrey, D. & Sapp, J. (2008). Making numbers count: How social justice math can help students transform people, politics, and communities. Teaching Tolerance. 33.
  • Murrey, D. & Newton, J. (2008) Making numbers count: creating a unit on air quality. Teaching Tolerance. 33. web exclusive, available at: http://www.tolerance.org/teach
  • Murrey, D. & Newton, J. (2007). Constructing understanding to motivate underachievers: Investigating perimeter and area formulas. Virginia Mathematics Teacher. 34(1) 36-37.
  • Murrey, D. & Newton, J. (2007). Constructing understanding to motivate underachievers: Investigating perimeter and area formulas. ComMuniCator, 31 (3) , 36-38.
  • Moscovici, Hedy & Newton, Deandrea L. (2006). Mathematics and Science: A Natural Connection? Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. NCTM, 11(8), 356-358.
  • Newton, Deandrea L. (2001). Equity in mathematics education: a right not a privilege. ComMuniCator, 26, 34-36.


 

Selected Presentations

  • 2007 Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators - National Conference, California: Research Presentation: How teachers that participated in professional development that included the development of unit plans have an increased ability to implement the lessons in their own classrooms.
  • 2005 Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators - National Conference, Texas: Research Presentation: How mathematics classroom case study can be used in both pre-service and in-service teacher preparation.
  • 2003 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - National Conference San Antonio, Texas: Presentation: Constructing Understanding: Investigating Perimeter and Area Formulas
  • 2003 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Regional Conference Salt Lake City, Utah: Presentation: Constructing Understanding: Investigating Perimeter and Area Formulas


 

Grants Awarded

  • 2007-2010: CMP STIR. California Department of Education-funded collaborative grant to increase student achievement in and understanding of the mathematics contained in the state standards in grades six through nine through implementation of teacher professional development program. Author and Co-Director. ($396,030).
  • 2005-2006: California Mathematics Project: Dominguez Hills. California Subject Matter Project and Professional Development Institute-funded grant to establish and develop a partnership with LAUSD, to increase the mathematics content knowledge of 25 mathematics teachers in the area of algebraic thinking. Co-Director. ($38,850).
  • 2004-2009: Quality Education Development (QED). NSF-funded grant to enhance organizational, classroom and clinical practices to encourage pre-service math teachers to adopt a vision of teaching and learning commensurate with current research and LAUSD’s practices. Lead Mathematics Education Faculty. ($5,000,000).
  • 2004: Middle School Mathematics Improvement Project. NSF-funded grant to create a stronger partnership between local Institute’s of Higher Education and their school districts. Project Co-Director. ($6,000).
  • 2003-2004: Do the Math. California Department of Education-funded grant to support six teams of teachers in grades 4-5 to design and participate in the professional learning necessary to build a quality mathematics program in low performing schools. Co-Authored with Margaret Olebe & University Coordinator. ($57,000).
  • 2003-2004: Impact of Teachers’ Beliefs on Mathematics Achievement. Office of Research and Funded Projects-CSUDH grant to examine how teachers’ beliefs about their mathematics content knowledge, about their mathematics teaching ability and about their students’ ability impact student achievement in mathematics. Author and Researcher. ($5,000).
  • 2003-2004: California Mathematics Project: Dominguez Hills. LAUSD & California Department of Education NCLB-funded grant to significantly improve student achievement in mathematics grade 6-12, determine what is “a highly qualified teacher” by developing a rigorous model to define this entity, improve teachers content knowledge, improve mathematics pedagogy, prepare units of instruction tied to selected curriculum, and add to the body of knowledge on effective professional development. Project Co-Director. ($86,000).
  • 2003-2004: System-wide Change for All Learners and Educators (SCALE). NSF-funded grant to to create a community of students who are critical thinkers capable of utilizing their full potential in math and science to further their education and expand career options. Lead Mathematics Education Faculty. ($10,602,985).
  • 2002-2003: California Mathematics Project: Dominguez HillsCalifornia Subject Matter Project and Professional Development Institute-funded grant to establish and develop a partnership with District J of LAUSD, to increase the mathematics content knowledge of 25-35 teacher leaders in the area of algebraic thinking, and to train teachers to work with 200 classroom teachers grade 3-7. Project Associate-Director. ($180,000).


 

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