Presentations

Wawro, M. (July, 2017). Student Understanding and Symbolization of Eigentheory. Invited plenary speaker for the Physics Education Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Wawro, M., Watson, K., & Christensen, W. (2017, July). Investigating Students’ Meta-Representational Competence with Matrix Notation and Dirac Notation. Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Wawro, M. (2017, July). Inquiry-Oriented Linear Algebra (IOLA): An Overview and an Example. Presentation given at the Meeting of the International Linear Algebra Society, Ames, IA.

Wawro, M. (2017, July). Student Understanding at the Intersection of Linear Algebra and Quantum Physics. Invited plenary speaker for the Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE) Conference, St. Paul, MN.

Wawro, M. (2017, February). How to support each other in being successful. Invited panelist for the 2017 Mentoring and Partnerships for Women in RUME (MPWR) Conference, San Diego, CA.

Wawro, M., Watson, K., & Christensen, W. (2017, February). Meta-representational competence with linear algebra in quantum mechanics. Paper presented at the 20th Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, San Diego, CA.

Watson, K., Wawro, M., Zandieh, M., & Kerrigan, S. (2017, February). Knowledge about student understanding of eigentheory: Information gained from multiple choice extended assessment. Paper presented at the 20th Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, San Diego, CA.

Ellis, J., Musgrave, S., Melhuish, K., Thanheiser, E., & Wawro, M. (2017, February). Empowered women in RUME: We have we been up to? Poster presented at the 20th Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, San Diego, CA.

Wawro, M., Watson, K., & Christensen, W. (2017, February). Meta-representational competence with linear algebra in quantum mechanics. Paper presented at the 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, Dublin, Ireland.

Borum, V., Lovin, L., Wawro, M., & White, N. (2017, January). Highlighting contributions to mathematics education from members of departments of mathematics sciences. Panel discussion sponsored by the MAA COMET and the AWM presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society, Atlanta, GA.

Ellis, J., Musgrave, S., Wawro, M., Thanheiser, E., & Melhuish, K. (2017, January). MPWR 2016 and Beyond: Fostering sustainable networks for women in RUME. Poster presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society, Atlanta, GA.

Wawro, M., & Watson, K. (2017, January). An interdisciplinary study of learning: Student understanding of linear algebra in physics. Poster presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society, Atlanta, GA.

Wawro, M., & Zandieh, M., & Rasmussen, C. (2016, July). Symbolizing and brokering in fostering inquiry. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Hamburg, Germany.

Rasmussen, C., & Wawro, M. (2016, August). Coordinating analyses of individual and collective mathematical progress. Paper presented in the “Mathematics Learning and Teaching at University Level” Research Forum at the Psychology of Mathematics Education 40th Annual Conference, Szeged, Hungary.

Wawro, M. (2016, April). An inquiry-oriented task sequence for eigentheory and diagonalization in linear algebra. Poster to be presented at the First Conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in Undergraduate Mathematics, Montpellier, France.

Wawro, M. (2016, March). Research on the Teaching and Learning of Linear Algebra. Invited colloquium given at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

Zandieh, M., Wawro, M., & Rasmussen, C. (2016, February). Symbolizing and brokering in an inquiry-oriented linear algebra classroom. Paper presented at the Nineteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Watson, K., Wawro, M., & Zandieh, M (2016, February). Assessing students’ understanding of eigenvectors and eigenvalues in linear algebra. Poster presented at the Nineteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wawro, M. (2015, August). Research on the Learning and Teaching of Linear Algebra. Invited colloquium given at the Virginia Tech Mathematics Department, Blacksburg, VA.

Rasmussen, C., & Wawro, M. (2015, May). Representing and modeling with vectors. Invited workshop for the San Diego Mathematics Project “Getting Ready for College Mathematics: Conversations with Math Professors” series for high school teachers, San Diego, CA.

Wawro, M., Ellis, J., & Soto-Johnson, H. (2015, April). Lessons learned from mentioning and partnerships for women in research in undergraduate mathematics education. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Wawro, M., Zandieh, M., Rasmussen, C., & Andrews-Larson, C. (2015, February). An RME-based instructional sequence for change of basis and eigentheory. Poster presented at the Eighteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Christensen, W., & Wawro, M. (2015, February). Education research at the interface of mathematics and physics. Working group organized at the Sixteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Rasmussen, C., Wawro, M., & Zandieh, M. (2015, February). Examining individual and collective level mathematical progress. Paper presented at the Eighteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Zandieh, M., Plaxco, D., Wawro, M., Rasmussen, C., Milbourne, H., & Czeranko, K. (2015, February). Extending multiple choice format to document student thinking. Paper presented at the Eighteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wawro, M., & Plaxco, D. (2015, February). Student understanding of linear independence of functions. Poster presented at the 9th Congress of European Research on Mathematics Education, Prague, Czech Republic. [Download poster]

Wawro, M., Zandieh, M., & Plaxco, D. (2015, January). An instructional sequence for change of basis and eigentheory. Paper presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society [MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Teaching of Linear Algebra], San Antonio, TX. [Download slides]

Zandieh, M., Wawro, M., & Plaxco, D. (2015, January). Inquiry-Oriented Linear Algebra (IOLA): An RME-based instructional sequence for change of basis and eigentheory. Paper presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society [SIGMAA on RUME Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics], San Antonio, TX.

Wawro, M. (2014, April). Transitioning from doctoral student to faculty member. Invited talk given at the Graduate Student, Junior Faculty, and Researcher Mentoring Session at the 2014 NCTM Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Wawro, M., Zandieh, M., Rasmussen, C., Larson, C., Plaxco, D., & Czeranko, K. (2014, February). Developing inquiry oriented instructional materials for linear algebra (DIOIMLA): Overview of the research project. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Denver, CO.

Plaxco, D., Wawro, M., & Zietsman, L. (2014, February). Student understanding of linear independence of functions. Paper presented at the Seventeenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Denver, CO.

Larson, C., Wawro, M., Zandieh, M., Rasmussen, C., Plaxco, D., & Czeranko, K. (2014, February). Implementing inquiry-oriented instructional materials in undergraduate mathematics. Paper presented at the Seventeenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Denver, CO.

Wawro, M., & Plaxco, D. (2014, January). Utilizing types of mathematical activities to facilitate characterizing student understanding of span and linear independence. Invited talk given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings [SIGMAA on RUME Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics], Baltimore, MD.

Plaxco, D., & Wawro, M. (2013, November). Characterizing student conceptions of span and linear independence through mathematical activity: The case of Joe. Poster presented at the Thirty-fifth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), Chicago, IL.  

Wawro, M. (2013, July). Analyzing student understanding in linear algebra through mathematical activity. Paper presented at the 2013 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers [Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education session], Portland, OR.

Wawro, M. (2013, June). Designing instruction that builds on students’ ways of reasoning in linear algebra: an example from span and linear independence. Paper presented at the 2013 Meeting of the International Linear Algebra Society, Providence, RI.

Wawro, M. (2013, April). Analyzing student understanding in linear algebra through mathematical activity. Invited colloquium given at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Wawro, M., & Christensen, W. (2013, February). Investigating student understanding of cross-cutting concepts within undergraduate mathematics and physics. Working group organized at the Sixteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Denver, CO.

Wawro, M., & Plaxco, D. (2013, February). Utilizing types of mathematical activities to facilitate characterizing student understanding of span and linear independence. Paper  presented at the Sixteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Denver, CO.

Wawro, M. (2013, January). Reasoning about solutions in linear algebra: The case of Abraham and the Invertible Matrix Theorem. Paper presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society [SIGMAA on RUME Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics], Boston, MA.

Wawro, M. (2012, November). Student reasoning about the Invertible Matrix Theorem in linear algebra. Poster presented at the Thirty-fourth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), Kalamazoo, MI.

Wawro, M. (2012, July). Student thinking about the Invertible Matrix Theorem in linear algebra. Paper presented at the 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education [roundtable discussion within the Learning and Cognition in Mathematics Topic Study Group], Seoul, South Korea.

Rasmussen, C., & Wawro, M. (2012, July). Documenting the collective activity of the mathematics classroom. Paper presented at the 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education [Learning and Cognition in Mathematics Topic Study Group], Seoul, South Korea.

Wawro, M. (2012, June). Reasoning about existence and uniqueness of solutions to Ax=0 and Ax=b in linear algebra: Abraham and the IMT. Poster presented at the Second Conference on Transforming Research on Undergraduate STEM Education, St. Paul, MN.

Rasmussen, C., Wawro, M., & Zandieh, M. (2012, April). Four lenses for examining individual and collective level mathematical progress. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting [symposium on Connecting the Moving Dots: Comparing Approaches to Coordinating Temporal Analyses of Groups and Individuals], Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Wawro, M. (2012, February). Expanding Toulmin’s Model: The development of four expanded argumentation schemes from analysis in linear algebra. Paper  presented at the Fifteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Portland, OR.

Wawro, M., Larson, C., Zandieh, M., & Rasmussen, C.  (2012, February). A hypothetical learning trajectory for conceptualizing matrices as linear transformations. Paper  presented at the Fifteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Portland, OR.

Wawro, M., & Larson, C.  (2012, January). A hypothetical learning trajectory for conceptualizing matrices as linear transformations. Paper to be presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society [MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Teaching of Linear Algebra], Boston, MA. [Download slides]

Wawro, M., Sweeney, G., Zandieh, M., & Larson, C. (2011, August). Designing instruction that builds on students’ ways of reasoning in linear algebra. SIGMAA on RUME invited workshop at MathFest, Lexington, KY. [Download Day 1 Part 1 slides] [Download Day 1 Part 2 slides] [Download Day 2 Part 1 slides] [Download Day 2 Part 2 slides]

Wawro, M. (2011, February). Individual and collective analysis of the genesis of student reasoning regarding the Invertible Matrix Theorem in linear algebra. Work presented at the Fourteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Portland, OR.

Wawro, M., Zandieh, M., Sweeney, G., Larson, C., & Rasmussen, C. (2011, February). Using the emergent model heuristic to describe the evolution of student reasoning regarding span and linear independence. Work presented at the Fourteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Portland, OR.

Sweeney, G., & Wawro, M. (2011, January). Revoicing as a tool for promoting effective student discourse. Roundtable presentation at the Fifteenth Annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference, Irvine, CA.

Wawro, M. (2011a, January). Detailing an innovative, student-centered instructional sequence that builds from students’ intuitive understandings of vector to formal definitions of span and linear dependence. Paper presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society [MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Teaching of Linear Algebra], New Orleans, LA. [download slides]

Wawro, M. (2011b, January). Development of student reasoning regarding the Invertible Matrix Theorem in linear algebra. Work presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society [SIGMAA on RUME Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics], New Orleans, LA.  [download slides]

Wawro, M. (2010, October). Individual and collective analyses of the genesis of student reasoning regarding the Invertible Matrix Theorem. Poster presented at the Thirty-second Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), Columbus, OH.

Rasmussen, C., Zandieh, M., & Wawro, M. (2010, October). Brokering as a mechanism for the social production of meaning. Brief research report presented at the Thirty-second Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), Columbus, OH.

Rasmussen, C., Zandieh, M., & Wawro, M. (2010, June). Brokering as a mechanism for the social production of meaning. Paper presented during the Symposium on Social Construction of Mathematical Meaning through Collaboration and Argumentation at the Ninth International Conference of the Learning Sciences  (ICLS), Chicago, IL.

Cole, R., Towns, M., Rasmussen, C., Becker, N., Wawro, M., & Sweeney, G. (2010, February). Adapting a methodology for documenting collective growth to an undergraduate physical chemistry class. Paper presented at the Thirteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC.

Henderson, F., Rasmussen, C., Sweeney, G., Wawro, M, & Zandieh, M. (2010, February). Symbol sense in linear algebra. Paper presented at the Thirteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC.

Wawro, M., Sweeney, G., & Rabin, J. M. (2010, February). Subspace in linear algebra: Investigating students’ concept images and interactions with the formal definition. Paper presented at the Thirteenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC.

Rasmussen, C., & Wawro, M. (2009, October). The role of brokers in the reinvention process. Work presented at the Second Realistic Mathematics Education Conference, Boulder, CO.

Wawro, M. (2009, February). Task design: Towards promoting a geometric conceptualization of linear transformation and change of basis. Paper presented at the Twelfth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC.

Rasmussen, C., Zandieh, M., & Wawro, M. (2009, February). The social production of meaning. Paper presented at the Twelfth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC.