Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

Andrews-Larson, C., Wawro, M., & Zandieh, M. (2017). A hypothetical learning trajectory for conceptualizing matrices as linear transformations. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 48(6), 809-829. [The final publication is available at Taylor & Francis Online.]

Zandieh, M., Wawro, M., & Rasmussen, C. (2017). An example of inquiry in linear algebra: The roles of symbolizing and brokering. PRIMUS, 27(1), 96-124. [The final publication is available at Taylor & Francis Online.]

Wawro, M. (2015). Reasoning about solutions in linear algebra: The case of Abraham and the Invertible Matrix Theorem. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 1(3), 315-338. [The final publication is available at Springer Online.]

Plaxco, D., & Wawro, M. (2015). Analyzing student understanding in linear algebra through mathematical activity. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 38, 87-100. [The final publication is available at Science Direct.]

Rasmussen, C., Wawro, M. & Zandieh, M. (2015). Examining individual and collective level mathematical progress. Education Studies in Mathematics, 88(2), 259-281. [The final publication is available at Springer Online.]

Selinski, N., Rasmussen, C., Wawro, M., & Zandieh, M. (2014). A methodology for using adjacency matrices to analyze the connections students make between concepts: The case of linear algebra. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 45(5), 550-583. [The final publication is available on the JRME website.]

Wawro, M. (2014). Student reasoning about the invertible matrix theorem in linear algebra. ZDM The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 46(3), 389-406. doi: 10.1007/s11858-014-0579-x [The final publication is available at Springer Online.]

Becker, N., Rasmussen, C., Sweeney, G., Wawro, M., Towns, M., & Cole, R. (2013). Reasoning using particulate nature of matter: An example of a sociochemical norm in a university-level physical chemistry class. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 14, 81-94. doi: 10.1039/C2RP20085F [The final publication is available at RSC Publishing.]

Wawro, M., Rasmussen, C., Zandieh, M, Sweeney, G., & Larson, C. (2012). An inquiry-oriented approach to span and linear independence: The case of the Magic Carpet Ride sequence. PRIMUS, 22(7), 1-23. doi:10.1080/10511970.2012.667516 [Click here to download authors’ pre-proof version. The final publication is available at Taylor & Francis Online]

Cole, R., Becker, N., Towns, M.,  Sweeney, G., Wawro, M., & Rasmussen, C. (2012). Adapting a methodology from mathematics education research to chemistry education research: Documenting collective activity. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 10, 193-211. dpi: 10.1007/s10763-011-9284-1 [The final publication is available at SpringerLink.]

Nemirovsky, R., Rasmussen, C., Sweeney, G., & Wawro, M. (2011). When the classroom floor becomes the complex plane: addition and multiplication as ways of bodily navigation. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 21, 287-323.  [The final publication is available at Taylor & Francis online.]

Wawro, M., Sweeney, G., & Rabin, J. M. (2011). Subspace in linear algebra: Investigating students’ concept images and interactions with the formal definition. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 78(1), 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s10649-011-9307-4  [Click here to download authors’ final version. The final publication is available at SpringerLink.]

Refereed Book Chapters

Rasmussen, C., & Wawro, M. (in press). Post calculus research in undergraduate mathematics education. Invited chapter in J. Cai, (Ed.), The compendium for research in mathematics education. Reston VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Plaxco, D., Zandieh, M., & Wawro, M. (in press). Stretch Directions and Stretch Factors: A Sequence Intended to Support Guided Reinvention of Eigenvector and Eigenvalue. In S. Stewart, C. Andrews-Larson, A. Berman, & M. Zandieh (Eds.), Challenges In Teaching Linear Algebra. Springer.

Wawro, M. (2016). Finding synergy among research, teaching, and service: An example from mathematics education research. In J. Dewar, P. Hsu, & H. Pollatsek (Eds.), Mathematics Education: A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments (pp. 135-145)Springer International Publishing. [The final publication is available at Springer.]

Wawro, M., Rasmussen, C., Zandieh, M., & Larson, C. (2013). Design research within undergraduate mathematics education: An example from introductory linear algebra. In T. Plomp, & N. Nieveen (Eds.), Educational design research – Part B: Illustrative cases (pp. 905-925). Enschede, the Netherlands: SLO. [Click here to download pdf]

Rasmussen, C., Zandieh, M., & Wawro, M. (2009). How do you know which way the arrows go? The emergence and brokering of a classroom mathematics practice. In W.-M. Roth (Ed.), Mathematical representation at the interface of body and culture (pp. 171-218). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. [Click here to download pdf]

Published Dissertation

Wawro, M. (2011). Individual and collective analyses of the genesis of student reasoning regarding the Invertible Matrix Theorem in linear algebra. Dissertation Abstracts International, 72(11). (Publication No. AAT 3466728).

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Jaworski, B., Potari, D., Rasmussen, C., Oates, G., Kwon, O.N., Ellis, J., … Zachariades, T. (2016). Mathematics Learning and Teaching at University Level. In Csíkos, C., Rausch, A., & Szitányi, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 1, pp. 375–404. Szeged, Hungary: PME.

Wawro, M., & Plaxco, D. (2015). Student understanding of linear independence of functions. Proceedings of the 9th Congress of European Research on Mathematics Education, Prague, Czech Republic.

Wawro, M., & Plaxco, P. (2013). Utilizing types of mathematical activities to facilitate characterizing student understanding of span and linear independence. In (Eds.) S. Brown, G. Karakok, K. H. Roh, and M. Oehrtman, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Volume I (pp. 1-15), Denver, Colorado. [click here to download pdf]

Wawro, M., Larson, C., Zandieh, M., & Rasmussen, C. (2012). A hypothetical collective progression for conceptualizing matrices as linear transformations. In S. Brown, S. Larsen, K. Marrongelle, and M. Oehrtman (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 1-465 – 1-479), Portland, OR. [click here to download authors’ pdf]

Rasmussen, C., Trigueros, M., Zandieh, M., Possani Espinosa, E., Wawro, M, Sweeney, G., et al. (2010). Building on students’ current ways of reasoning to develop more formal or conventional ways of reasoning: The case of linear algebra. In P. Brosnan, D. B. Erchick, & L. Flevares (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1577-1587). Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.

Rasmussen, C., Zandieh, M., & Wawro, M. (2010). Brokering as a mechanism for the social production of meaning.In Brosnan, P., Erchick, D. B., & Flevares, L. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 427-434). Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.

Schwarz , B., Hershkowitz, R., Atzmon, S., Rasmussen, C., Stahl, G., Wawro, M., et al. (2010). Symposium: Social construction of mathematical meaning through collaboration and argumentation. In K. Gomez, L. Lyons, & J. Radinsky (Eds.), Learning in the Disciplines: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010) – Volume 2, Short Papers, Symposia, and Selected Abstracts (pp. 29-36). International Society of the Learning Sciences: Chicago IL.

Cole, R., Towns, M., Rasmussen, C., Becker, N., Wawro, M., & Sweeney, G. (2010). Adapting a methodology for documenting collective growth to an undergraduate physical chemistry class. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC. [click here to download pdf]

Henderson, F., Rasmussen, C., Sweeney, G., Wawro, M, & Zandieh, M. (2010). Symbol sense in linear algebra. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC. [click here to download pdf]

Wawro, M., Sweeney, G., & Rabin, J. M. (2010). Subspace in linear algebra: Investigating students’ concept images and interactions with the formal definition. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC. [click here to download pdf]

Wawro, M. (2009). Task design: Towards promoting a geometric conceptualization of linear transformation and change of basis. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC. [click here to download pdf]

Other Papers

Wawro, M., Ellis, J., & Soto-Johnson, H. (2014). MPWR: Mentoring and partnerships for women in RUME. Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter, 44(5), 20-23. [The final publication is available on the AWM website.]