Publications

 

In Print

Otten, S. (2007). Do cyclic polygons make the cut? Mathematics Magazine, 80, 138-141.  [abstract]

Herbel-Eisenmann, B. A., Cirillo, M., & Otten, S. (2009). Synthesizing the bases of purposeful discourse: Reading, reflecting, and community. In B. Herbel-Eisenmann & M. Cirillo (Eds.), Promoting purposeful discourse: Teacher research in mathematics classrooms. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Otten, S., & Herbel-Eisenmann, B. A. (2009). Multiple meanings in mathematics: Beneath the surface of area. In S. L. Swars, D. W. Stinson & S. Lemons-Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 296-303). Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University. [PDF]

Otten, S. (2009). God? A mathematician challenges the proofs [Book review of Irreligion]. Math Horizons, 17(1), 28-29.

Otten, S. (2010). When the ends justify the meanings: Exploring conclusions of middle school mathematical tasks. Unpublished research practicum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. [abstract]

Otten, S., Herbel-Eisenmann, B. A., & Males, L. M. (2010). Proof in algebra: Reasoning beyond examples. Mathematics Teacher, 103, 514-518.  [abstract]

Otten, S., & Dogru, F. (2010). A lesson learned from outer billiard derivatives. American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 9(1), 1-7. [PDF, abstract]

Males, L. M., Otten, S. & Herbel-Eisenmann, B. A. (2010). Challenges of critical colleagueship: Examining and reflecting on study group interactions. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 13, 459-471. [abstract]

Otten, S. (2010). There's math in the mix. In L. M. Males, J. M. Males, & C. Bechmann (Eds.), Adventures with mathematics: Climbing from grade 6 to grade 7 (p. 41). Ann Arbor: Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics. [website]

Otten, S. (2010). Making room for math. In L. M. Males, J. M. Males, & C. Beckmann (Eds.), Adventures with mathematics: Climbing from grade 6 to grade 7 (p. 47). Ann Arbor: Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics. [website]

Otten, S. (2010). Conclusions within mathematical task enactments: A new phase of analysis. In P. Brosnan, D. B. Erchick & L. Flevares (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 661-669). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University. [PDF]

Otten, S., & Corcoran, E. A. (2011). Teaching teachers about measurement: A varied approach. PRIMUS, 21, 316-322. [abstract]

Dogru, F., & Otten, S. (2011). Sizing up outer billiard tables. American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 10(1), 1-8. [PDF, abstract]

Otten, S. (2011). Cornered by the real world: A defense of mathematics. Mathematics Teacher, 105, 20-25. [PDF, abstract]

Otten, S., Gilbertson, N. J., Males, L. M., & Clark, D. L. (2011). Reasoning-and-proving in geometry textbooks: What is being proved? 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 (pp. 347-355). Reno, NV: University of Nevada. [PDF]

Herbel-Eisenmann, B. A., & Otten, S. (2011). Mapping mathematics in classroom discourse. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 42, 451-485. [abstract]

Otten, S., & Zin, C. (2012). In a class with Klein: Generating a model of the hyperbolic plane. PRIMUS, 22, 85-96. [abstract]

Kaplan, J, & Otten, S. (In Press). Optimization: Teaching old dogs with new tasks. Mathematics Teacher, 105, 686-691. [PDF]

Otten, S. (2009-2010). Sam cares: An advice column from the chair of the grievance committee. Column in the monthly newsletter of the Graduate Employees Union. East Lansing: Michigan State University. [website]

 

In Process

Otten, S., Gilbertson, N. J., Males, L. M., & Clark, D. L. (Under Review). The mathematical nature of reasoning-and-proving opportunities in geometry textbooks.

Gilbertson, N. J., Otten, S., Males, L. M., & Clark, D. L. (In Preparation). Proof in geometry and in general.

Putnam, R. T., Boyer, D. M., Otten, S., & Britton, E. (In Preparation). The search for support: A framework for beginning teachers' use of the Internet.

Putnam, R. T., Britton, E., & Otten, S. (In Preparation). Content needs of beginning secondary mathematics teachers.

Steele, M. D., Johnson, K. R., Otten, S, Herbel-Eisenmann, B.A., & Carver, C. (Under Review). Developing leadership content knowledge: The case of principal learning in algebra.

Otten, S., Herbel-Eisenmann, B. A., & Cirillo, M. (Under Review). Going over homework in mathematics classrooms: An unexamined activity.

Heilman, E., & Otten, S. (In Preparation). Poststructural theory in mathematics education: Its use, misuse, and possibilities.