# Dr. Craig Cullen

- About
- Education
- Awards & Honors
- Research

### Biography

Before coming to ISU, I taught high school for 6 years at Willowbrook high school in Villa Park IL. During that time, I taught algebra, geometry, precalculus, data analysis, and calculus. Outside of the classroom, I coached the Willowbrook boy's gymnastics team.

### Current Courses

314.001Concepts of Calculus for Middle School Teachers

223.001Introduction To Secondary Mathematics Education

599.011Dissertation

500.001Independent Study

500.002Independent Study

500.004Independent Study

223.001Introduction To Secondary Mathematics Education

326.001Mathematical Problem Solving Using Technology

585.001Topics In Mathematics Education Seminar

### Teaching Interests & Areas

My teaching focuses on courses for preservice high school teachers. I have taught all of our methods courses for these students. The course I have taught the most is our technology course for preservice teachers.

### Research Interests & Areas

The role of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Children's development of measurement concepts. I am currently focused on quantitative reasoning, especially as it relates to students' understanding of angle measure and trigonometry.

### Ph D Mathematics Education

### MA Mathematics Education

### BS Mathematics Education

### College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding University Teacher Award nominee

### Department Outstanding Teacher Award

### Outstanding University Teaching Nominee

### Outstanding College Teaching Award

### Department Outstanding Teacher Award

### Million Dollar Club

### STaR Fellow

### Departmental Teaching Initiative Award

### Book, Authored

Barrett, J. E., Cullen, C. J., Klanderman, D., & Behnke, D. (2017). A Pleasure to Measure. (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics): Reston, VA.

### Book, Chapter

*Journal for Research in Mathematics Education*monograph series

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

*Proceedings of the 33*(pp. 1400 - 1407). Reno, NV: University of Nevada, Reno.

^{rd}Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education### Conference Proceeding

*Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 259–262). Greenville, SC: Publisher.

*Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 1422–1428). Greenville, SC: Publisher.

*Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 1329–1336). Indianapolis, IN: Hoosier Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

*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

### Journal Article

Rupnow, T., O’Dell, J. R., Barrett, J. E., Cullen, C. J., Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., Rutherford, G. (2022). Children’s Construction of a Volume Calculation Algorithm for a Rectangular Prism with a Dynamic Virtual Manipulative, *Journal of Mathematical Behavior*, 67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmathb.2022.100998

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., Barrett, J. E., Cullen, C. J., Hudyma, A., & Vanegas, Y. (2022). Length measurement in the early years: teaching and learning with learning trajectories, *Mathematical Thinking and Learning*, 24:4, 267-290, DOI: 10.1080/10986065.2020.1858245

Eames, C., Barrett, J. E., Cullen, C., Ruthersford, G., Klanderman, D., Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., & Van Dine, D. (2020). Examining and Developing Fourth Grade Children’s Area Estimation Performance, School Science and Mathematics, 120 (2), 67-78. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssm.12386

**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.

*The Educational Forum,*

*84*(2), 166-178. doi:10.1080/00131725.2020.1698683

### Other

*Developing and understanding of area measurement concepts with triangular units*. In L. R., Wiest, & T. Lamberg (EDs), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. University of Nevada, Reno (2011): 1015-1023.

*Tasks and Design of Assessment with a Learning Trajectory for Length*. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Ohio State University (2010)

### Presentations

*. Presented at the*

**Sine, Cosine, Tangent → Sine, Secant, Tangent***The 37th Annual Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference - Southern Section*, February 16, 2023.

**(2022, March).**

*Why Do we Really Need Radians?*Presented at the 2022 Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN.

*Creative Mathematical Reasoning and Key Curricular Content as an Evaluative Framework for Preservice Task Engagement.*. 24th Annual AMTE Conference. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. (2020)

*Framing and revising a hypothetical learning trajectory for area measurement.*. Annual Research PreSession. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Meeting. (2013)

*Teachers' Noticing of Children's Understanding of Linear Measurement*. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference. (2013)

*The Longitudinal Development of Children’s Conceptions of Spatial Measurement*. Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society. Jean Piaget Society. (2013)

*The effects of learning trajectory based professional development on teachers' noticing*. North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. (2013)

### Grants & Contracts

*Learning Trajectories to Support the Growth of Measurement Knowledge: Pre-K through Middle School*. National Science Foundation: Discovery Research K-12. Federal. (2014)

*Mathematical Concept Development through Measurement for teachers of Grades 1 through 5*. Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program. (2012)

*Formative Assessment Improving Teachers' Instructional Practices*. Mathematics and Science Partnerships (Illinois State Board of Education). Illinois State University.

*Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program- Mathematical Concept Development through Measurement for teachers of Grades 1 through 5 stage II*. Department of Education. State.

*Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program-Mathematical Concept Development through Measurement for teachers of Grades 1 through 5*. Department of Education. State.