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Patrick Thompson

Pat.Thompson@asu.edu

Professor
School of Math & Stat Sciences
Faculty
Mail Code: 1804

(480)965-2891

Bio

Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Research Interests

Mathematics Education (algebra, calculus)

Bio

Patrick Thompson grew up in a farming community (350 people) in southwestern Washington State, enjoying all the advantages of being young in the country. After finishing college in 1972 he joined the Peace Corps, eventually working with the African Mathematics Programme--and becoming interested in mathematics education. In graduate school he specialized in research on mathematical cognition and uses of technology in learning/teaching mathematics, and have continued these interests since.

Other Interesting Sites

The Math Forum

Manipula Math Java Applets

John Olive's Home Page

Jim Wilson's Home Page

Bruce Simmons' Home Page

Gary King's Statistics Homepage

Research Interests

Mathematics Education (algebra, calculus, quantitative reasoning)

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MTE 320 Fnd of 7-12 Math Curr Assess
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 784 Internship
MTE 792 Research
MTE 795 Continuing Registration
MTE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 492 Honors Directed Study
MAT 493 Honors Thesis
MAT 795 Continuing Registration
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 792 Research
MTE 795 Continuing Registration
MTE 799 Dissertation

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MTE 792 Research

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 493 Honors Thesis
MAT 591 Seminar
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 599 Thesis
MTE 784 Internship
MTE 792 Research
MTE 795 Continuing Registration
MTE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 492 Honors Directed Study
MAT 493 Honors Thesis
MAT 591 Seminar
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 792 Research
MTE 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MTE 792 Research

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MTE 784 Internship
MTE 792 Research
MTE 795 Continuing Registration
MTE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 492 Honors Directed Study
MAT 493 Honors Thesis
MAT 795 Continuing Registration
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 792 Research
MTE 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MTE 792 Research

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 795 Continuing Registration
MTE 493 Honors Thesis
MTE 499 Individualized Instruction
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 592 Research
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 784 Internship
MTE 792 Research
MTE 795 Continuing Registration
MTE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 270 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
MAT 492 Honors Directed Study
MAT 493 Honors Thesis
MAT 795 Continuing Registration
MTE 294 Special Topics
MTE 493 Honors Thesis
MTE 590 Reading and Conference
MTE 592 Research
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 792 Research
MTE 799 Dissertation

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MTE 792 Research

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 270 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
MAT 795 Continuing Registration
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 792 Research

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 270 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
MTE 494 Special Topics
MTE 585 Modern Geometry for Teachers
MTE 592 Research
MTE 598 Special Topics
MTE 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  1. Thompson, P. W. Hidden Obstacles to Mathematics Education Reform. Association for Public and Land-grant Universities Mathematics Teacher Education Partnerships. (Jun 2015).
  2. Thompson, P. W. Making the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Fundamental to Calculus. International Conference on Mathematics in Undergraduate Study Programs. (Dec 2014).
  3. Thompson, P. W. Mathematics Education Reform and the Common Core State Standards. Banquet for Meeting of the Mathematics for America San Diego Chapter. (Jan 2014).
  4. Thompson, P. W., Carlson, M. P., Byerley, C., & Hatfield, N. Schemes for thinking about magnitudes.. Conference on Epistemic Algebra Students. (Jun 2013).
  5. Thompson, P. W. Recognizing proportional relationships: A commentary. Symposium on How Teachers Make Sense of Proportional Situations, NCTM Res Presession. (Apr 2013).
  6. Thompson, P. W. Under the Radar: Foundational Meanings that Math Professors (Mistakenly) Assume Students Have. Annual Meeting of the MAA Special Interest Group on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. (Feb 2013).
  7. Thompson, P. W. Fostering Students' Critical and Creative Thinking in Mathematics. International Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Conference. (Jan 2013).
  8. Thompson, P. W. A calculus course that focuses on students' understanding of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Invited colloquium for the Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech. (Oct 2012).
  9. Thompson, P. W. High school teachers' mathematical meanings for teaching secondary mathematics. Invited colloquium for the University of Arkansas mathematics department. (Oct 2012).
  10. Thompson, P. W. Mathematical MEANINGS for teaching secondary mathematics vs. mathematical KNOWLEDGE for teaching secondary mathematics. Invited colloquium for the Mathematics Education Student Association. (Sep 2012).
  11. Thompson, P. W. Assessing high school mathematics teachers' mathematical meanings for teaching secondary mathematics. Invited colloquium for the Mathematics Education Student Association. (Sep 2012).
  12. Thompson, P. W. Advances in quantitative reasoning. Conference on Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Modeling: A Driver for STEM Integrated Educati. (May 2012).
  13. Thompson, P. W. Fractions, units, and the Common Core State Standards. Symposium on Students’ Fractional Knowledge and the Common Core State Standards, NCTM Res Presession. (Apr 2012).
  14. Thompson, P. W. Current thinking on trig concepts worth knowing: This is NOT SOH-CAH-TOA. Symposium on Current Research on the Teaching and Learning of Trigonometry, NCTM Res Presession. (Apr 2012).
  15. Thompson, P. W. Finding the common ground. Symposium on Mathematics and Mathematics Education: Toward the Common Ground. (Apr 2012).
  16. Thompson, P. W. Byerley, C. Hatfield, N. Muhanraj, H. An approach to calculus made possible by technology. MAA Southwestern Section Joint Meeting. (Mar 2012).
  17. Thompson, P. W. A tribute to Judy Sowder. Conference in Honor of Judith Sowder's Retirement. (Jan 2012).
  18. Thompson, Patrick W. Quantitative reasoning and mathematical modeling. Invitational planning conference for the Wyoming Institute for the Study and Development of Mathemat. (Sep 2011).
  19. Thompson, P. W. Mathematical knowledge for teaching. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2011).
  20. Thompson, P. W. A project in Calculus 1. First Year Mathematics Colloquium Series. (Apr 2011).
  21. Thompson, P. W. Researching a quantitative approach to learning calculus. Invited Presentation to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. (Apr 2011).
  22. Thompson, Patrick W. Research as professional development: The role of research in reforming mathematics instruction at two-year colleges. American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. (Nov 2010).
  23. Thompson, Patrick W. Rethinking mathematical knowledge for teaching. Research Presession to the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (Apr 2010).
  24. Thompson, Patrick W. Miller, Christina Lage-Ramirez, Ana Courtney, Scott Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching: Its Meaning and Sources. Symposium at the Research Presesession of the annual meeting of the NCTM. (Apr 2010).
  25. Thompson, Patrick W. Toward a foundation of mathematics education. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. (Apr 2010).
  26. Thompson, Patrick W. School mathematics is largely useless for learning physics. But it needn't be.. Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society. (Mar 2010).
  27. Thompson, Patrick W. Millier, Christina Teaching Mathematics; Teaching Students; Teaching Mathematics to Students: Teachers’ Trajectories toward Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching. Annual Conference of the National Science Foundation DR-k12 program. (Sep 2009).
  28. Thompson, Patrick W. Rate of change and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Institute for Mathematics and Education Workshop on Calculus Learning. (Apr 2009).
  29. Thompson, Patrick W. Commentary on the National Mathematics Panel Report. Research Presession to the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (Apr 2009).
  30. Thompson, Patrick W. What is "higher" about higher cognition in school students?. National Science Foundation Workshop on Higher Cognition in Adolescents. (Sep 2008).
  31. Thompson, Patrick W. Learning without understanding and its implications for the mathematics that teachers teach.. Mathematical Association of American MathFest. (Jul 2008).
  32. Thompson, Patrick W. Castillo-Garsow, Carlos Moore, Kevin One approach to a coherent K-12 mathematics. Or, it takes 12 years to learn calculus.. Pathways to Algebra Conference. (Jun 2008).
  33. Thompson, Patrick W. The problem of scaling up versus the problem of researching the scaling process.. Education and Human Services, National Science Foundation. (May 2008).
  34. Thompson, Patrick W. Castillo-Garsow, Carlos Miller, Chris Lage Ramirez, Ana McClain, Kay Affecting teachers' images of what and whom they teach.. Research Presession to the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (Apr 2008).
  35. Thompson, Patrick Constructivism in Mathematics Education. Presentation to the Japan Society of Mathematics Education. (Oct 2007).
  36. Thompson, Patrick Teaching for Mathematical Literacy. Presentation to the Japan Society of Mathematics Education. (Oct 2007).
  37. Thompson, Patrick Presentation to the National Mathematics Panel. Invited Testimony to the President's National Mathematics Panel. (Apr 2007).
  38. Thompson, Patrick, Bloom, Irene, Bowling, Stacey, Castillo-Garsow, Carlos Affecting Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Instructional Practices By Affecting Their Mathematical Knowledge. Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. (Feb 2007).
  39. Thompson, Patrick, Carlson, Marilyn Affecting teachers' learning communities by affecting their mathematical knowledge. China-U.S. Educational Leadership Conference. (Jun 2006).
  40. Thompson, Patrick, Carlson, M Mathematical thinking and intersubjective operatins: A lens on the creation of mathematical learning communities. Research Presession to the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (Apr 2006).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Carlson,Marilyn P * , Boggess,Albert , Gardner,Carl L , Roh,Kyeong Hah , Thompson,Patrick W , . Pathways to Preparing Future Mathematics Faculty to Transform Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching and Learning. NSF-EHR-DUE (9/1/2013 - 8/31/2018).
  2. Thompson,Patrick W * . Promoting Excellence in Arizona Middle School Mathematics: Increasing Student Achievement through Systemic Instructional Change. MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (3/15/2012 - 2/28/2017).
  3. Thompson,Patrick W * Carlson,Marilyn P . Project Aspire: Defining and Assessing Mathematical Knowledge For Teaching Secondary Mathematics. NSF-EHR-DUE (9/1/2011 - 8/31/2015).
  4. Culbertson,Robert John * , Bond-Robinson,Janet , Brown,Albert Frederick , Carlson,Marilyn P , Thompson,Patrick W , . ASU Math & Science Teaching Fellows: Toward a World-Class Teacher Workforce for Arizona Schools. SFAz (7/1/2009 - 12/31/2010).
  5. Carlson,Marilyn P * , Burrows,Veronica Ann , Culbertson,Robert John , Horan,John Joseph , Horan,John Joseph , Krause,Stephen , Lawson,Anton Eric , Middleton,James Arthur , Middleton,James Arthur , Oehrtman,Michael , Ramirez,Nora G , Semken,Steven , Thompson,Patrick W , . Project Pathways: Opening Routes to Math and Science Success for all Students. NSF-EHR (7/1/2008 - 8/31/2012).
  6. Thompson,Patrick W * Carlson,Marilyn P Kuang,Yang . Developing a Professional Learning Community Model for Secondary Precalculus Teachers: A Model for Teacher Professional Growth. NSF-EHR (7/1/2008 - 8/31/2010).
  7. Thompson,Patrick W * Carlson,Marilyn P Hurlbert,Glenn Howland Krause,Stephen Middleton,James Arthur . SCISM-Summer Certification Institute in Secondary Mathematics. NSF-EHR (7/1/2008 - 9/30/2012).
  8. Culbertson,Robert John * Bond-Robinson,Janet Brown,Albert Frederick Carlson,Marilyn P Thompson,Patrick W . ASU Math & Science Teaching Fellows: Toward a World-Class Teacher Workforce for Arizona Schools. SFAz (6/1/2007 - 5/31/2011).
  9. Thompson,Patrick W * Ramirez,Nora G . RSC-MSP Training Agreement. CNTY OF MARICOPA-SUPT OF SCHL (2/1/2006 - 1/31/2007).
  10. Carlson,Marilyn P * , Atkinson,Robert Kenneth , Baker,Dale Rose , Bauer II,Richard C , Bauer II,Richard C , Birk,James Peter , Bloom,Irene , Burns,Hillary Dockser , Burrows,Veronica Ann , Buskirk,Trent David , Carpenter,Ray W , Chizmeshya,Andrew V , Chizmeshya,Andrew V , Clark,Douglas B , Culbertson,Robert John , Gomez,Luanna Soledad , Haag,Susan G , Halloun,Ibrahim , Horan,John Joseph , Horan,John Joseph , Hurlbert,Glenn Howland , Judson,Eugene E , Krause,Stephen , Krause,Stephen , Kuang,Yang , Lawson,Anton Eric , Lohr,Sharon Lynn , Mckelvy,Michael J , Mckelvy,Michael J , Middleton,James Arthur , Middleton,James Arthur , Oehrtman,Michael , Pizziconi,Vincent B , Ramirez,Nora G , Ramirez,Nora G , Reynolds,Stephen James , Roh,Kyeong Hah , Rutowski,Ronald L , Semken,Steven , Sloane,Finbarr , Smith,Hal L , Thompson,Patrick W , Wilcox,Kristine , Wilcox,Kristine , Wyckoff,Susan , Zandieh,Michelle Jeanette , . Project Pathways: Opening Routes to Math and Science Success for all Students. NSF-EHR (9/15/2004 - 6/30/2008).
  11. Carlson,Marilyn P * Burns,Hillary Dockser Ramirez,Nora G Thompson,Patrick W . Curriculum Development and Evaluation of the RSC-MSP. CNTY OF MARICOPA-SUPT OF SCHL (9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006).
  12. Thompson,Patrick W * , Banks,Debra L , Bloom,Irene , Burns,Hillary Dockser , Carlson,Marilyn P , Carlson,Marilyn P , Flores,Alfinio , Hurlbert,Glenn Howland , Kierstead,Henry Andrew , Kuang,Yang , Lohr,Sharon Lynn , Oehrtman,Michael , Ramirez,Nora G , Zandieh,Michelle Jeanette , . Developing a Professional Learning Community Model for Secondary Precalculus Teachers: A Model for Teacher Professional Growth. NSF-EHR (5/1/2004 - 6/30/2008).

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