Elaine Young, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

eyoung@youngzones.org

Degrees

PhD 2002

Instructional Leadership & Academic Curriculum w/emphasis in Mathematics Education University of Oklahoma
MS 1998
Mathematics University of Oklahoma
MEd 1992
Educational Psychology - Social Foundations of Education University of Virginia
BS 1988
Mathematics University of New Mexico

Course Information

SMTE 1350
Fundamentals of Math I
SMTE 1351
Fundamentals of Math II
SMTE 3352
Fundamentals of Math III
SMTE 4382
Mathematics 4-8 Capstone
MATH 5321
Problem Solving & Mathematical Reasoning for Teachers
MATH 5322
Mathematics Assessment
MATH 5323
Mathematics Instruction & Mentoring
MATH 5325
Structure of Number Concepts
MATH 5327
Structure of Geometry & Measurement
MATH 5332
Evolution of Mathematical Systems
MATH 5393
Math Ed Literature & Research
MATH 5995/7
Thesis/Project

Teaching Awards

  • Spring 2010 TAMU System Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2010 Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (TCTM) Leadership Award
  • 2010 University Excellence Award in Teaching (TAMUS)

Publications

Conference Proceedings

Young, E., Ives, S., Guardiola, J. H. (2013). Preservice Teachers’ Emotional Engagement with the Tower of Hanoi. In S. Reeder & G. Matney (Ed.), Proceedings of the Research Council for Mathematics Learning.

Young, E., Champion, J. K., Ives, S., Tintera, G. D. (2012). Patterns of Participation Among Secondary Teachers in a Master of Science in Mathematics Program (pp. 135-143). Proceedings of the Research Council for Mathematics Learning.

Young, E., Ives, S. (2011). Egg Carton Fraction Model (pp. 56-64). Proceedings of the Research Council of Mathematics Learning.

Journal Articles

Young, E. & Ives, S. (in review May 2013). Reflective practice: Cyclical iImprovement of a fraction model lesson. Investigations in Mathematics Learning.

Young, E. (submitted March 2013). MATH Survivor! Texas Mathematics Teacher.

Young, E. & Zientek, L. (2011). Fraction operations: An examination of prospective teachers’ errors, confidence, and bias. Investigations in Mathematics Learning. 4(1), pages.

Young, E. (2011). Onsite peer tutoring in mathematics content courses for preservice teachers. Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers: The Journal, 2 [Pedagogy].

Young, E. (2010). [Review of the book From reading to math: How best practices to literacy can make you a better math teacher]. Teaching Children Mathematics, 16(9), 564.

Young, E. (2010). Probability: A whale of a tale. Teaching Children Mathematics, 17(2), 106-112.

Young, E. (2010). Trapezoids to Triangles. Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School, 15(7), 414-417.

Young, E. & Grace, M. (2009). Mathing aloud daily. Oklahoma Journal for School Mathematics, 1(2), 5-13.

Young, E. (2009). Excelling with Fibonacci and the golden mean. ON-Math, 7(1).

Young, E. & Marroquin, C. (2008, October). Mathematics on the playground. School Science and Mathematics Journal, 108(6), 279-283.

Young, E. (2007). Euler squares. Convergence. [Online]

Bennett, C., Rutledge, J. J., DeYoung, M. J., & Young, E. (2006). Con-fusing pairs: An intriguing investigation of LCMs. Mathematics Teacher, 100(2), 140-144.

Bennett, C., Rutledge, J. J., DeYoung, M. J., & Young, E. (2006). Dialogue: A route to ACT-ive learning. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 12(1), 37-39.

Young, E., & Marroquin, C. (2006). Posing problems from children’s literature. Teaching Children Mathematics, 12(7), 362-366.

Fleener, M. J., Reeder, S. L., Young, E., & Reynolds, A. M. (2002). History of mathematics: Building Relationships for Teaching and Learning. Action in Teacher Education, 24(3), 73-84.

Book chapters

Young, E. (submitted May 2013). Probability: A Whale of a Tale. In Exploring Mathematics through Literature: Articles and Lessons for Prekindergarten through Grade 8. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Young, E. (submitted May 2013). Posing Problems from Children’s Literature. In Exploring Mathematics through Literature: Articles and Lessons for Prekindergarten through Grade 8. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Book reviews

Young, E. (2006). Teachers engaged in research: Inquiry into mathematics classrooms in grades 3-5 [Review of the book Teachers engaged in research: Inquiry into mathematics classrooms in grades 3-5]. Teachers College Record.

Contribution to Book

Dutton, M. (2009). National Physical Therapy Examination Review. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. Contributed statistical graphs review table.

Collins, J. W. III, & O'Brien, N. P. (Eds.). (2003). The Greenwood Dictionary of Education. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Contributed geometry, invented procedures, operation, parallel postulate, logico-mathematical knowledge; spatial visualization, number systems, empty number line, CGI, geometric properties, Euclidean space, Non-Euclidean space, regular/irregular shapes.

Non-peer reviewed

Young, E. (2006). TEKS: A mathematical continuum for the early grades. Texas Mathematics Teacher, LIII(2), 10-15.

Young, E. (1999). What do children know about Y2K? ATE Newsletter, November/December 1999.

Dissertation abstract

Young, E. (2002). Unpacking mathematical content through problem solving (8th ed., vol. 63, pp. 2819). Dissertation Abstracts International A.

Research Interests

Dissertation: Unpacking Mathematical Content through Problem Solving
Children's literature in the mathematics classroom
Preservice teachers' ability with and confidence for fraction operations
Learning on the edge of chaos
The role of emotion in mathematical problem solving