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Curriculum Vitae and/or Bio

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Academic Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2007
  • Master of Arts in Education, Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, 1998
  • Diploma in Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, 1998

Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2009-Present
  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 2009-Present
  • Association Of mathematics Teacher Education (AMTE), 2007-Present
  • North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM), 2007-Present
  • Phi Delta Kappa, 2007-Present

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, East Carolina University (2013 – Present)
  • Assistant Professor, East Carolina University (2007 – 2013)
  • University Supervisor, North Carolina State University (2006 – 2007)
  • Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC (2005-2006)
  • Developmental Math Coordinator, North Carolina State University (2003-2005)
  • Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University (2001-2005)
  • Field Experience in Mathematics K-2

Mathematics Education Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • Functional Relationships
  • Technology in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Grades K-6
  • Internship in Mathematics
  • Internship Seminar: Issues in Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics and Methods for Grades P-K-2
  • Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Grades K-6
  • Mathematics and Methods for Grades 3-6

Graduate

  • Capstone Project in Mathematics Education
  • Technology in Mathematics Education
  • Data Analysis & Probability in the Middle Grades
  • Research in Mathematics Education
  • Leadership in Mathematics Education
  • Assessment in Mathematics Education
  • Current Topics in Mathematics Education
  • Advanced Middle-Level Mathematics Methods

Publications

  • Bosse, M., Adu-Gyamfi, K., & Chandler, K. (2014). Students’ Differentiated Translation Processes between Graphical and Algebraic Representations. Accepted to International Journal of Mathematics Teaching and Learning.
  • Lee, H., Kersaint, G., Harper, S. R., Driskell, S. O., Jones, D. L., Leatham, K.R., Angotti, R. L., Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2014). Teachers’ use of transnumeration in solving statistical tasks with dynamic statistical software, Accepted to Statistics Education Research Journal.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K. & Bosse, M. J. (2014). Processes and Reasoning in Representations of Linear Functions. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 12 (1), 167-192.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K., Stiff, L., & Bosse, M. (2012). Lost in Translation: Examining Translation Errors Associated with Mathematics Representations. School Science and Mathematics, 112 (3), 159-170.
  • Bosse, M., Adu-Gyamfi, K., & Cheetham, M. (2011). Assessing the Difficulty of Mathematical Translations: Synthesizing the Literature and Novel Findings. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 6 (3), 113-133.
  • Bosse, M. & Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2011). Stop Teaching and Let the Students Learn Geometry. Mathematics Teacher, 105 (4), 293-297.
  • Bosse, M., Adu-Gyamfi, K., & Cheetham, M. (2011). Translations among Mathematical Representations: Teacher Beliefs and Practices. International Journal of Mathematics Teaching and Learning.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K., Bossé, M., & Faulconer, J. (2010). Assessing understanding through reading and writing in mathematics. International Journal of Mathematics Teaching and Learning.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K. & Okech, A. (2010). Ethics in research in mathematics education. Journal of Academic Ethics.
  • Bosse, M. & Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2009). -nspire Calculators: Better, But Still not Perfect. Mathematics Teacher.

Presentations and Workshops

  • Adu-Gyamfi, K. & Thompson, A. (2014, February). Implementing the CCSS-M: A case study of two high school teachers. Research Council on Mathematics Learning Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Thompson, A. & Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2014, February). Implementing the edTPA in Mathematics Education at East Carolina University. Research Council on Mathematics Learning Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2013, November). Mini-Session Magic: Assessment and the Common Core. North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Fall Conference, Goldsboro, North Carolina.
  • Preston, R., Adu-Gyamfi, K., & Bosse, M. (2012, April). Mathematical Modeling and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Philadephia, Pennsylvania.
  • Knies, A. & Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2012, October). A New Approach to an Old Algebra. North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Fall Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Cooper, R., Harrison, L., & Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2012). Lights Camera Kinect. North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Fall Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K. & Camut, B. (2012). Experiencing Fractions Through Language Arts: Grades 3-5. North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Fall Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2010). Connecting mathematical concepts to student interpretations of mathematical representations. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, California.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2010). Connecting mathematical concepts to interpretations of mathematical representation. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Irvine, California.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2010). Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk: Connecting Mathematics & Real World Using the Calculator-Based Ranger, Greenville, North Carolina. NCCTM Gamma Chapter.
  • Bosse, M., Adu-Gyamfi, K., & Preston, R. (2009). Learning Math as a Second Language. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
    Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2010). Connecting Multiple Representations: Equation solving a transforming experience with the Ti-nspire handheld. Annual Conference of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2009). Applications of Modern Technologies in Teaching Mathematics and it’s Applications. National Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Accra, Ghana.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, K. (2007, October). Number Sense: Does Place Value Really Have Value in Our Numeration System. North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Fall Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Grants

  • College of Education Smart Classroom Grant (2007-2008): The Use of Smart Classroom Technology to Increase Pre-Service Teachers’ Capacity to Educate Diverse Learners. Co-PI. Status: Funded. (Approximately $100,000 in equipment, software and release time).

Service

Chair:

  • 2012-2013: MSITE Curriculum Committee

Member:

  • 2013-2014: College of Education Graduate Task Force
  • 2013-2014: Technology Committee
  • 2013-2014: Mathematics Education Curriculum Revision Committee
  • 2013-2014: ECU Initiative Committee
  • 2011-2012: Curriculum Committee:
  • 2010-2011: MSITE Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2010-2011: Mathematics Education Area Committee
  • 2009-2010: MAT Graduate Course for high school teachers
  • 2012-2013: Upper Division Interview Panel
  • 2008-2011: College of Education Advisory Council

Other Institutional Service Activities:

  • 2013-2014: Faculty Sponsor North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Student Affiliate
  • Gamma Chapter
  • 2012-2013: Faculty Marshall
  • 2012-2013: Faculty advisor Club Basketball

Reviewer – Article / Manuscript

  • 2010-present: School Science and Mathematics
  • 2013-Present: Computers in the Schools

Member: Committee/Task Force

  • 2013-2014: Computers in the Schools. Member of the Editorial Board
  • 2008-2009: North Carolina Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (NC-AMTE), Southern Pines, North Carolina. Designing a K-5 Mathematics specialist certificate program

Community Out-Reach

  • 2011-2012: Workshop for Teachers: Learning to use Technology for Teaching Senior High School Mathematics, Accra Ghana
  • 2008-2009: Workshop on Teaching Mathematics with Graphing Calculators, Accra, Ghana

Research Interests

  • Representations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  • Technology Supported Mathematics Learning