Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University

Listing of Grants

Jeffrey Barrett

  • National Science Foundation, Local Systemic Change Grant, and January, 2000 through June 2003: The PRIME Mathematics K-5 Project. Co-PI with Carol Thornton, Bob Carrescia and Mary Unser of Peoria School District # 150, Peoria Illinois. This grant program addresses the need for teacher development programs in 30 K-5 elementary schools for teaching mathematics ($1,515,000).
  • Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute, Park City, Utah. Study Grant: Awarded for Summer, 1998: Mathematics Education Research mentoring program with M.Battista and R. Lehrer.
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Grant: N. Presmeg and J. Barrett were awareded a grant to conduct a Lesson Study project with grade 4 and 5 teachers on teaching Geometry and Symmetry during the period from January through August of 2001. ($ 27,000)
  • University Research Grant (PFIG) Summer, 2001. Awarded in tandem with N. Presmeg's related grant. We initiated a study of the relation between symmetrical cognitive operations and strategies and children's mathematical reasoning in general across a broad developmental range from school grades 1 through 12, with grades 4 and 5. ($ 3000)
  • University Research Grant :Summer, 1998. Research topic: Understanding the Growth of Children's Knowledge of Length for Geometric Paths. (Paper presented at PME/NA, 1998).

James Cottrill

  • University Research Grant, Illinois State University, Evaluation of Instructional Materials and Student Understanding in Linear Algebra, 2000.

Roger Day

  • Assessment and Evaluation of Mathematics Student Teachers, Teaching-Learning Development Program, Center for Teaching and Learning, Illinois State University (with Dr. Tami Martin, 2000, $700)
  • AMTE 2001 Annual Meeting, Travel Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, Illinois State University (2000, $650)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Mathematics Student Teachers, Assessment Grant, University Assessment Office, Illinois State University (with Dr. Tami Martin, 2000, $1800)
  • AACTE 2001 Annual Meeting, Travel Grant, University Assessment Office, Illinois State University (2001 $700)
  • CSEMS Scholarships, National Science Foundation (with Dr. Franzie Loepp, Illinois State University, 2001, $391,875)

Nerida Ellerton

  • Australian Research Council Large Research Grant (major external funding) Challenging traditional concepts of validity for pencil-and-paper mathematics tests), 1996-1997 $66 000
  • Australian Research Council Large Research Grant (major external funding) The translation of pencil-and-paper tests: The question of equivalence 1999-2002, $106 000
  • Australian Research Council-SPIRT Research Grant (major external funding) (with Frank Crowther & Peter Cuttance): A holistic approach to improving mathematics achievement in Australian secondary schools), 2001-2003, $165 000

Saad El-Zanati

  • S. I. El-Zanati and C. Vanden Eynden, Possible Cycle Factorizations of Complete Graphs, Illinois State University Research Grant, Summer 2000, ($8,000).
  • S. I. El-Zanati and J. Gamage, A proposal to study the effectiveness of the Academic Progress Alert system at Illinois State University, ISU Office of Undergraduate Studies, Summer 2000, ($8000).
  • S. I. El-Zanati and C. Vanden Eynden, Near alpha-labelings of bipartite graphs, Illinois State University Research Grant, Summer 1999, ($8,000).
  • S. I. El-Zanati and C. Vanden Eynden, Cycle factorizations of cycle products, Illinois State University Research Grant, Summer 1997, ($7,000).
  • S. I. El-Zanati and C. Vanden Eynden, Decompositions of complete graphs into cubes, Illinois State University Research Grant, Summer 1995, ($7,000).
  • S. I. El-Zanati, On the existence of 2-colorable k-cycle designs, Illinois State University Research Grant, Summer 1993, ($3,795).

Jinadasa Gamage

  • Study the Effectiveness of the Academic Progress Alert System at Illinois State University, Internal grant form Illinois State University, June 2000. $4000

Cynthia Langrall

  • National Science Foundation/Subcontract, University of Missouri, Show-Me II: Refunding Grant, Project External Evaluator, $218,868, 2002–05
  • Illinois State Board of Education, Scientific Literacy Grant, Improving the Teaching of Mathematics through Lesson Study, $215,000, 2002
  • College of Arts and Sciences, University Research Grant, Refining a Framework on Middle School Students’ Statistical Thinking (with Edward S. Mooney), $5300, 2000-01
  • College of Arts and Sciences, University Research Grant, Validating and Using a Framework on Students’ Statistical Thinking to Inform Instruction (with G. Jones), $4000, 1998-99

Mike Marsalli

  • University Research Grant, “Noncommutative Hardy Spaces,” 1995
  • University Research Grant, “Noncommutative Hardy Spaces,” 1998

Tami Martin

  • “Travel to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 53rd Annual Meeting & Exhibits, Dallas, TX.” University Assessment Office, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Illinois State University Foundation, Supplemental Travel Grant for Assessment-Related Activities. Award period: 7/01/00 – 6/30/01. Total amount of award: $700.
  • “Travel to the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Fifth Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.” Illinois State University, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Supplemental Travel for Teaching Program. Award period: 7/01/00 – 6/30/01. Total amount of award: $400.
  • “Assessment and Evaluation of Mathematics Student Teachers.” Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Roger Day. Illinois State University, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, University Assessment Office, and the ISU Foundation, Assessment Small Grant Program. Award period: 7/01/00 – 6/30/01. Total amount of award: $1800.
  • “Assessment and Evaluation of Mathematics Student Teachers.” Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Roger Day. Illinois State University, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Teaching-Learning Development Program. Award period: 7/01/00 – 6/30/01. Total amount of award: $700.
  • “An Investigation of Pedagogical Factors Influencing Student Understanding of Geometric Proof.” Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Sharon Soucy McCrone. The purpose of the three-year study is to develop an empirically grounded theoretical model that relates pedagogy to student understanding of geometric proofs. National Science Foundation. Award period: 4/01/00 – 5/31/03. Total amount of award: $409,372.
  • “A Pilot Investigation of High School Students’ Understanding of Geometric Proof.” Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Sharon Soucy McCrone. Illinois State University Research Grant. Award period: 7/01/99 – 6/30/00. Total amount of award: $6,000.

Sharon McCrone

  • Mathematical Methods and Modeling for Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education. A grant for a PREP Workshop from the Mathematics Association of America (funded by the National Science Foundation). This grant was funded for a one-week summer workshop at Asilomar State Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA. Awarded December 2001 Project Director: Sharon Soucy McCrone. Co-presenters: John A. Dossey, Frank R. Giordano, and Sharon Soucy McCrone (awarded $28, 415).
  • Mathematical Modeling as Teacher Preparation. A National Science Foundation Grant awarded to Frank R. Giordano to conduct summer professional development workshops at the University of New Hampshire for university professors of mathematics education. Awarded December 2000 for summer 2001. Co-PIs: John A. Dossey and Sharon Soucy McCrone (awarded $29,988).
  • An Investigation of Pedagogical Factors Influencing Student Understanding of Geometric Proof. A National Science Foundation Grant awarded to conduct research in high school classrooms over the academic years 2000-2003, and to teach a summer course for teachers at Illinois State University. Awarded December 1999, effective April 1, 2000. Co-PIs: Sharon Soucy McCrone and Tami S. Martin (awarded $135,231 for year 1, with a total award of $409,371 over three years).
  • Mathematical Modeling as Teacher Preparation. A National Science Foundation Grant awarded to Frank R. Giordano to conduct summer professional development workshops at Illinois State University for university professors of mathematics education. Awarded December 1999 for summer 2000. Co-PIs: John A. Dossey and Sharon Soucy McCrone (awarded $29,988).
  • A Pilot Investigation of Students’ Understanding of Proof. University Research Grant to conduct research during the Summer of 1999, funded by Illinois State University. Awarded February 1999. Co-PIs: Sharon Soucy McCrone and Tami S. Martin. (awarded $6000)
  • Understanding the Development of Classroom Discourse through Mathematical Content and Problem Context. University Research Grant to conduct research during the Spring and Fall of 1998, funded by Illinois State University. Awarded January 1998. (awarded $3000).

Sherry Meier

  • IMaST II (8th grade curriculum, through CeMaST) An Instruction Materials Development Grant, National Science Foundation, 1995 – 1999,$2.4 million
  • IMaST Plus (6th grade curriculum materials) An Instructional Materials Development Grant, National Science Foundation, 1999 – 2002, $1.78 million

Edward Mooney

  • Enhancing College Preparation in Middle School Math and Science – Higher Education Cooperation Act Grant, Accepted: August 2002 (Award: $76,000)
  • Cooperation for Science and Mathematics Reform – Higher Education Cooperation Act Grant, Accepted: August 2001(Award: $90,000)
  • Refining a Framework on Middle School Students’ Statistical Thinking – University Research Grant, Accepted: July 2000 (Award: $5300)

Krzysztof Ostaszewski

  • Illinois State University University Research Grant, Summer 2000, $3,000, "Life Insurance Backdating."
  • University of Ulm, Germany, $1,000 grant for a research visit to the University of Ulm in March 2002.
  • Member of the Illinois State University team, lead by Franzie Loep and Roger Day, which received the National Science Foundation teaching grant 0123119 in the total amount of $391,875 for the period 2002-2006, entitled: Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholars.
  • Received $53,000 grant supporting Illinois State University Actuarial Program in 2001/2002, and $55,000 in 2002/2003, from State Farm Companies Foundation, as a part of a funding package from State Farm Companies Foundation for Illinois State University. Wrote the Actuarial Program portion of the grant proposal in both years.
  • University of Ulm Germany, $1,000 grant for a research visit to the University of Ulm in March 2001.
  • Society of Actuaries, "Social Security as a Part of Capital Markets", $6,000, 1999/2000 academic year.
  • Krzysztof Ostaszewski and Grzegorz Rempala, "Possible Applications of Bootstrap in Actuarial Science," Actuarial Education and Research Fund, 1998-1999 academic year, $10,368.30.
  • ARM Financial Group Lecture Series at the University of Louisville, 1997, 1998, and 1999, $5,000 a year.
  • The Scientific Research Committee of the Republic of Poland research grant, as a member of the team lead by Leslaw Gajek, $3,000 for research visits to the Technical University of Lodz and the University of Warsaw, Poland, 1998/1999 academic year.
  • The Kosciuszko Foundation, $1,500 for travel support for research with Professor Leslaw Gajek of Technical University of Lodz, Poland, 1998/1999 academic year.
  • Southern Regional Education Board, $750 for travel support for research with Professor Leslaw Gajek of Technical University of Lodz, Poland, 1998/1999 academic year.
  • Krzysztof Ostaszewski, "Financial Aspects of Social Insurance", University of Louisville Arts & Sciences Research, $3,000, Fall 1998.
  • Primco Capital Management, research on term structure of interest rates, research grant given to the University of Louisville, Spring 1998, $13,773.43.
  • Financial Services Volunteer Corp, $2500 travel grant for a research visit and a presentation at a pension reform conference in Warsaw, Poland, February 1998.
  • Southern Regional Education Board travel grant for a research visit to England, $750, December 1997.
  • University of Ulm, Germany, grant for a research visit to the University of Ulm in June 1997.
  • "Asset/Liability Management", Southern Regional Education Board, $500, May-June 1997, research grant for travel to Poland.

Carol Thornton

  • Graduate Fellows to Aid Science and Math Education (with Cynthia Moore, Biology), National Science Foundation, $1,325,956 (2001-2004)
  • Project Math: Good Beginnings, Illinois Board of Higher Education, $77,000, (2002)
  • Project Math: Good Beginnings, Illinois Board of Higher Education, $80,000, (2001)
  • K-5 PRIME Mathematics Project (with J. Barrett, Math), National Science Foundation, $1,516,500, (2000-2003)
  • Project Math: Good Beginnings, Illinois Board of Higher Education, $80,000, (2000)
  • Data and Probability, Illlinois State Board of Education, $24,000, (1999)
  • Project Math: Good Beginnings, K-3, Illinois Board of Higher Education, $80,000, (1999)
  • Peoria Mathlinks Project, Illilnois State Board of Education, Scientific Literacy Program, $79,798
  • Project Math: Good Beginnings, K-3, Illinois Board of Higher Education, $80,000, (1998)

Janet Warfield

  • Developing Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Mathematics. Illinois State University (A New Faculty Initiative Grant), $2500, 2001-2002.
  • Implementing the Illinois Learning Standards by Using Cognitively Guided Instruction (with C. Lubinski) through the Illinois State Board of Education, $5000, 2001-2002.
  • Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics for Relational Understanding (with A. Otto). A Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant through the ISU Center for the Advancement of Teaching. $800. 2001-2002.
  • Recreating Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School: NSF Grant 9254939. (with T. Wood & J. Lehman). $879,000, 1994 - 1998.
  • Recreating Mathematics Teaching in the Elementary School. Purdue University School of Education. (with T. Wood). $500, September, 1998 - May, 1999.
  • Recreating Mathematics Teaching in the Elementary School. Purdue University School of Education. $500, September, 1997 - May, 1998.