# Dr. Amanda Cullen

- About
- Education
- Awards & Honors
- Research

### Biography

Amanda Cullen earned a bachelor of arts in elementary education from Millikin University, a master of science in mathematics from Illinois State University, and a doctorate of philosophy in mathematics education from Illinois State University.

### Current Courses

314.001Concepts of Calculus for Middle School Teachers

401.001Current Research In School Mathematics

599.002Dissertation

599.006Dissertation

599.101Dissertation Final Term

599.201Dissertation Final Term

500.002Independent Study

500.003Independent Study

302.001Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School

### Teaching Interests & Areas

Geometric Measurement, Number Theory for Teachers, Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6-8, and History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education

### Research Interests & Areas

Children's development of spatial structuring and area measurement concepts;

Children's drawing development (and connecting drawing development research to area measurement developmental progressions);

Inservice teachers' use of Hypothetical Learning Trajectories to inform their instruction; and

Preservice teachers' practicing the practice of teaching

### Ph D Mathematics Education

### MS Mathematics

### BA Elementary Education

### Outstanding University Teaching Award: Teaching Initiative Award (Pre-Tenure Faculty)

### Impact Award

### Outstanding University Teaching Award: Graduate Student Teaching Award, Department Nominee

### Book Review

### Book, Chapter

Barrett, J. E., Wickstrom, M. H., Tobias, J. M., Cullen, C. J., Cullen, A. L., & Baek, J. M., (2019), Chapter 3: Children’s Measurement Project. In P. Sztajn, P. H. Wilson (Eds.), Learning Trajectories for Teachers: Designing Effective Professional Development for Math Instruction. (pp. 48-74). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

*Journal for Research in Mathematics Education*monograph series

*(Vol. 16, pp. 129–148). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.*

### Conference Proceeding

**Corven, J.**(2023). Reimagining the emergent perspective within research-practice learning communities. In T. Lamberg & D. Moss (Eds.),

*Proceedings of the forty-fifth annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Volume 1*(pp. 910–915). Reno, NV.

**Fraction as a quantity: Describing students' reasoning. In T. Lamberg, D. Moss, R. Welder, G. Waddell, & L. Wiest (Eds.),**

*Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(Vol. 2, pp. 333–341), Reno, NV.

*Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 1718–1719). http://www.pmena.org/pmenaproceedings/PMENA%2044%202022%20Proceedings.pdf

*Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 171–178). Chicago, IL. Retrieved from http://pmena.org/2013/files/PMENA2013_Conference_Proceedings.pdf

*Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 1016–1023). Kalamazoo, MI.

### Journal Article

*Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK–12, 115*(3), 191–201

*.*https://doi.org/10.5951/MTLT.2021.0160

*Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK–12, 115*(11), 770–780. https://doi.org/10.5951/MTLT.2022.0081

**Lawton, C. A., Patterson, C. S., & Cullen, C. J. (2020). All the way around a circle.**

*Mathematics Teacher: Mathematics Learning and Teaching PreK–12, 113*(8), 637–642.

Cullen, A., & Barrett, J. E. (2019). Area Measurement: Structuring with Nonsquare Units, in Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 21(3). https://doi.org/10.1080/10986065.2019.1608619

Cullen, A. L., Cullen, C. J., & O’Hanlon, W. A. (2018). Effects of an intervention on children’s conceptions of angle measurement.

*International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 4*(1), 136–147

*.*doi:10.21890/ijres.382941

### Presentations

*Children’s Choice and Use of Tools While Solving Problems*. Research Council on Mathematical Learning 51st Annual Conference. Research Council on Mathematical Learning. (2024)