Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University

Dr. Cynthia Langrall

Professor
Director, Ph.D. in Mathematics Education
Editor, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • I enjoy teaching at the undergraduate level in the elementary and middle school mathematics education programs. At the graduate level I teach theory and research coursed in the Master's and Doctoral programs.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • My research is focused on two main areas of interest: the development of elementary and middle school students' probabilistic and statistical reasoning and issues related to teacher development
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Mooney, E. S., Langrall, C. L., & Hertel, J. (2014). A practitional perspective on probabilistic thinking and frameworks. In E. Chernoff & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Probabilistic thinking: Presenting plural perspectives (pp. 495-507). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.
  • O’Hanlon,W., Barker, D., Langrall, C., Dossey, J., McCrone, S., and El-Zanati, S. (2014). Mathematics research experiences for preservice teachers: Applying the scholarship of teaching and learning. In C. Bennett and J. Dewar (Eds.), MAA Notes Volume: Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics.
  • Langrall, C., Nisbet, S., Mooney, E., & Jansem, S. (2011). The role of context expertise when comparing data. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 13, 47-67.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Outstanding University Researcher Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2012