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## Jill Newton

Associate Professor Mathematics EducationCurriculum and Instruction

### – Profile

#### + Education

**Ph.D. —**Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy (Mathematics Education), Michigan State University (2008)**M.A. —**International Education, George Washington University (1995)**B.S. —**Mathematics, General Science, Secondary Mathematics/Science Teaching Certification, Michigan State University (1987)

#### + Experience

**2018 – Present**

Coordinator of Undergraduate Research

College of Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN**2014 – Present**

Associate Professor

Curriculum & Instruction

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN**2008 – 2014**

Assistant Professor

Curriculum & Instruction

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN**2004 – 2008**

Research and Teaching Assistant

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan**1988 – 2004**

Secondary Mathematics and Science Teacher

Escuela Campo Alegre, Caracas, Venezuela

West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, Michigan

The International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The American College of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

The American School of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Lake Michigan Catholic High School, St. Joseph, Michigan

Holy Name High School, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

#### + Awards

**Creating Algebra Teaching Communities for Hoosiers (CATCH) – IDOE Math Science Partnership**

PIs: Rick Hudson and Doris Mohr, University of Southern Indiana; Jean Lee, University of Indianapolis; Jodi Frost and Winnie Ko, Indiana State University, and Jill Newton, Purdue University. (April 2015-present). The goals of CATCH are to enrich teachers’ and students’ knowledge and skills related to algebra and to develop professional communities among those teaching algebra within districts and across the state.

**Exploring Opportunities to Learn about Algebraic Modeling, Connections, and Technology in Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs, Spencer Foundation**

PI: Jill Newton, Purdue University. (January 2015-present). This study builds on PTA to investigate particular opportunities to learn which are related to modeling, technology, and connections within and beyond algebra. This research is motivated by algebra’s role as a gatekeeper to advanced mathematics courses and college and career opportunities coupled with the high levels of teacher accountability currently associated with algebra courses across the United States. These particular areas of focus (i.e., modeling, technology, and connections) emerged from a review of current mathematics education research, and recommendations and standards developed by professional organizations (e.g., Mathematical Education of Teachers II, Common Core State Standards for Mathematics).

### + Research and Publications

- Mathematics education curriculum
- Mathematics teacher education
- Algebra teaching and learning
- Mathematical argumentation

#### Selected Publications

- Alvey, C., Hudson, R. A., Newton, J. & Males, L. M. (2016). Secondary pre-service teachers’ algebraic reasoning about linear equation solving. Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers.
- Staples, M., & Newton, J. (2016). Teachers’ contextualization of argumentation in the mathematics classroom. Theory into Practice, 55(4), 294-301.
- Staples, M., Newton, J., & Anagnostopoulos, D. (Eds.). (2016). Special Issue: Fostering a Democratic Education: Argumentation Within and Beyond K-12 Classrooms. Theory into Practice.
- Jung, H., Mintos, A., & Newton, J. (2015). Preparing secondary mathematics teachers: Focus on contexts and modeling. The Mathematics Educator, 24(1), 44-71.
- Max, B. & Newton, J. (2015). Teaching university mathematics: One mathematician’s contribution. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 62(9), 1062-1064.
- Hord, T. C., & Newton, J. (2014). Investigating elementary mathematics curricula: Focus on students with learning disabilities.
*School Science and Mathematics, 114*(4), 191-201. - Lee, J. S., Newton, J. A., & Ko, Y. (2014). Algebra remediation in Indiana: Questions raised from a survey.
*Indiana Mathematics Teacher*, Spring/Summer, 1-4. - Newton, J., Maeda, Y., Alexander, V., & Senk, S. (2014). Recommendations from
*MET II*: Investigating the alignment of secondary mathematics teacher education programs.*Notices of the American Mathematical Society,61*(3), 292-295. - Maeda, Y., Alexander, V. G., Newton, J. & Senk S. L. (2014). Development of a National Survey for Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education Programs: Challenges and Lessons Learned.
*Assessment Update, 26*(3), 5-6, 12-13. - Beisiegel, M., Chesler, J., Cox, D. C., Kenney, R., Newton, J. A., Stone, J. A. (2013). Reconsidering the mathematics preparation of pre-service secondary mathematics teachers.
*Notices of the**American Mathematical Society, 60*(8), 1056-1058. - Dingman, S., Kasmer, L., Newton, J., & Teuscher, D. (2013). Common mathematics standards in the United States: A comparison of K-8 state and common core standards
*. Elementary School Journal, 133*(4), 541-564. - Reys, B., Tran, D., Thomas, A. L., Dingman, S., Kasmer, L., Newton, J., & Teuscher, D. (2013).
*Common Core State Standards*: What Follows State Adoption?*Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, 14*(2), 5-13. - Newton, J. A., & Kasten, S. E. (2013). Two models for evaluating alignment of state standards and assessments: Competing or complementary perspectives?
*Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 44*(3), 550–581. - Newton, J. (2012). Investigating the mathematical equivalence of written and enacted middle school Standards-based curricula: Focus on rational numbers.
*International Journal of Educational Research, 51-52*(66-85).

### + Courses Typically Taught

**EDCI 42500**— Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School**EDCI 42600**— Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Junior High School**EDCI 49000**— History, Culture, and Language in Tanzania**EDCI 49000**— Education in Tanzania**EDCI 49000**— Knowing Africa Through Literature**EDCI 49000**— International Comparative Education**EDCI 49100**— Global Studies Seminar**EDCI 49800**— Supervised Teaching in Mathematics**EDCI 53500**— Teaching and Learning Algebra and Functions**EDCI 54800**— Teaching Mathematics to Diverse Learners**EDCI 54900**— Assessment in Mathematics Education**EDCI 62000**— Developing as a Mathematics Education Researcher**EDCI 63500**— Content and Goals in Mathematics Education**EDCI 63600**— Learning of Mathematics: Insights and Issues**EDCI 63700**— Teaching Mathematics: Insights and Issues