# Jae Baek

Instructional Assistant Professor

Mathematics

- About
- Education
- Research

### Biography

Dr. Baek is a mathematics educator, whose primary teaching and research interests are in teaching and learning mathematics with understanding. She teaches math contents and methods courses for pre- and in-service teachers at elementary and middle levels, and conducts research on how children and teachers make sense of mathematics.

### Current Courses

130.002Dimensions Of Numerical Reasoning

130.005Dimensions Of Numerical Reasoning

201.005Teaching Mathematics In The Elementary School

130.002Dimensions Of Numerical Reasoning

130.006Dimensions Of Numerical Reasoning

201.001Teaching Mathematics In The Elementary School

### Research Interests & Areas

Children's mathematical thinking in Numbers, Operations, and Algebra

### Ph D Mathematics Education

University of Wisconsin

Madison

### 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.

Baek, J.

*Numerical reasoning: Making sense of numbers and operations through multiplication in grades 3-5*. Michael T. Battista (EDs), Reasoning and sense making in grades 3-5. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics### Journal Article

Baek, J. M., Wickstrom, M. H., Tobias, J. M., Miller, A. L., Safak, E., Wessman-Enzinger, N. M., & Kirwan, J. V. (2017). Preservice teachers’ pictorial strategies for a multistep multiplicative fraction problem.

*Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 45*(1), 1–14. doi:10.1016/j.jmathb.2016.10.005
Cullen, A., Tobias, Safak, E., Wessman-Enzinger, N., Wickstrom, M., & Baek, J.

*Preservice teachers’ algebraic reasoning and symbol use on a multistep fraction word problem*. International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning 18.1 (2017): 109-131.
Wickstrom, M. H., Baek, J., Barrett, J. E., Cullen, C. J., & Tobias, J. M. (2012). Teacher's noticing of children's understanding of linear measurement.

*Proceedings of the 34*(pp. 488-494). Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.^{th}Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education### Presentations

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

*Understanding mathematics embedded in students' strategies for multidigit multiplication*. Cognitively Guided Instruction 7th Biennual National Conference. Iowa State University. (2013)

*A ten-day workshop series for a summer institute with Peoria District 150 elementary teachers through the Formative Assessment project*(2012)

*Teachers' Learning of Learning Trajectories*. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Research Presession. (2012)

*Teacher’s Noticing of Children’s Understanding of Linear Measurement*. North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Annual Conference. (2012)

### Grants & Contracts

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

*Getting to the core: Grades 3-5 math & science partnership*. University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. State. (2011)

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