# 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

401.001Current Research In School Mathematics

599.002Dissertation

599.006Dissertation

302.001Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School

599.002Dissertation

599.006Dissertation

500.001Independent Study

### 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)