Dr. Kate Riley

Office:  Bldg 25 Room 304

Department of Mathematics

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, California 93407

email: kriley@calpoly.edu

Phone: (805) 756-5070

Fax: (805) 756-6537



 
RESEARCH INTERESTS - My research interests are in the following areas: the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers; reasoning and proof; geometry; and integration of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics.  I am also interested in working with in-service teachers through professional development activities.
 
PUBLICATIONS -

Riley, Kate J. (In Press). Reasoning and proof in geometry. In M. Burke (Eds.), Navigating through Reasoning and Proof in Grades 9 - 12, (Chapter 4). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Riley, Kate J. (2004). Prospective secondary mathematics teachers' conceptions of proof and its logical underpinnings.  In D. McDougall & J. Ross (Ed.) Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Volume II, pp.729 - 735).   Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Hodgson, Ted & Riley, Kate J. (2001). Real-world problems as contexts for proof. The Mathematics Teacher, 94, 9, 724-728.

 
 
GRANTS - California Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant (CaMSP). California Department of Education. The purpose of the CaMSP grant is to research the impact of professional development on teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge, as well as research how professional development impacts students' academic achievement.  A component of this grant is the Teacher Apprentice Project.  (Funded: $982,000; 2006 - 2007 and additional funding $1.3 million 2007 - 2009).
 
TEACHER APPRENTICE PROJECT - The Teacher Apprentice Project (TAP) is a win-win situation for both the Santa Maria-Bonita School District and Cal Poly.  Approximately 30 - 40 undergraduate mathematics, engineering, and science students from Cal Poly will be recruited as TAP students.  Their mission will ask them to work for a maximum of 10 hours per week with teachers in Santa Maria as a teacher-aide/tutor in mathematics classes grades 6th 8th and science classes for 5th and 7th/8th grades.  A grant goal is to foster the Cal Poly students into a possible path of teaching science or mathematics. 
 
To sign up as a Teacher Apprentice (tutor), complete the TAP - Tutor Application Form and email (or mail) to Dr. Kate Riley.
 
CAL POLY MATHEMATICS COURSES -

MATH 141 - CALCULUS  I

Visual Calculus-Univ. of Tennessee

MATH 142 - CALCULUS  II

Calculus Problems with Solutions

MATH 143 - CALCULUS  II

Lamar University Calculus

 

 

ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS

MATH 327 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

Educational Java Programs-Arcytech
Great  Base-10 and Base-n Block Activities;
Fraction Bars;  Integer Bars (Cuisenaire Rods)

MATH 328 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

Elementary mathematics lessons

MATH 329 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III King's Math Activities
Shodor Mathematic Activities National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics  grades K - 12
Problems with a Point The Math Forum
Math.com  General math to calculus topics Malati-Mathematics Learning and Teaching Initiative

 

[Escher Fish] MATH 442 - EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
MATH 443 - MODERN GEOMETRIES
GEOMETER'S SKETCHPAD LESSONS   Dr. Jim Wilson - University of Georgia
SCIENCEU GEOMETRY CENTER
The Geometry Center (U of MN)
Geometry from the Land of the Incas    Problems, theorems, proofs, quizzes, with animations and sounds. Euclidean Geometry.

 

MATH LINKS -

 

California Mathematics Standards

History of Mathematics Archive

Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools

Mathematics Departments in the U.S.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

CUT-THE-KNOT Interactive Mathematics

California High School Exit Exam

MATHWORLD (Wolfram Research)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics NCTM

The Grey Labyrinth (math puzzles)

Journal for Research in Mathematics Ed.

Mathematics Teacher

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE Applets in Geometry, Trigonometry, Linear Algebra and Calculus

Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
Abstract Algebra--Quilts
 


 

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