Aleda Susan Gay

School of Education - Curriculum & Teaching, Mathematics
Associate Professor
Middle Math Education Program Coordinator
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University
Primary office:
785-864-9676
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 341
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Summary

Mathematics Education:

A. Susan Gay, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in January 1991. Previously, she was the mathematics state supervisor for the Oklahoma State Department of Education and a mathematics teacher in Stillwater, OK Public Schools. From Oklahoma State University, she holds a BS degree in mathematics, a MS degree in secondary education with emphasis in mathematics, and an EdD in curriculum and instruction with emphasis in middle/secondary mathematics education.

She served as president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators from 1999 to 2001 and currently is the AMTE Conference Director. She previously served as a member of the Board of Examiners for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Susan Gay specializes in middle and secondary mathematics education.

Education

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University

M.S., Secondary Education, Oklahoma State University

B.S., Mathematics, Oklahoma State University

Teaching Interests

  • Middle and Secondary Mathematics Education

Research

Her research interests are students' knowledge of mathematical concepts, students' understanding of mathematics vocabulary, mathematical literacy, and teacher professional development. She has published research in School Science and Mathematics, Middle School Journal, Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies and has presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings and national and regional conferences of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

Selected Publications

Barry, A. Gay, S. Pelkey, L. & Rothrock, K. (2017). What types of text are novice teachers choosing to teach mathematics? . Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers: The Journal, 3.

Gay, S. & Burbridge, L. (2016). "Bring your own device” for formative assessment. Mathematics Teacher, 110(4), 310-313. DOI:10.5951/mathteacher.110.4.0310

Gay, A. S., & Burbridge, L. (2016). “Bring your own device” for formative assessment. Mathematics Teacher, 110(4), 310-313.

Gay, S. & Peterson, I. (2014). Writing to promote and assess conceptual understanding in college algebra . PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies , 24, 637-646.

Gay, A. S. (2013). AMTE 2014 Conference Registration. AMTE Connections, 23(1), 5.

Gay, A. S. (2013). The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Upcoming 2014 Annual Conference . AMTE Connections, 22(4), 4.

Gay, A. S. (2013). The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Seventeenth Annual Conference Review . AMTE Connections, 22(3), 3.

Gay, A. S. (2013). The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Eighteenth Annual Conference . AMTE Connections, 23(2), 4.

Gay, A. S. (2012). 2013 AMTE Annual Conference Registration. AMTE Connections, 22(1), 8. http://www.amte.net/sites/all/themes/amte/resources/new sletters/AMTENewsletter_Vol22-1_Fall2012.pdf

Gay, A. S. (2012). AMTE 2013 Annual Conference Information. AMTE Connections, 22(1), 4. http://www.amte.net/sites/all/themes/amte/resources/new sletters/AMTENewsletter_Vol22-1_Fall2012.pdf

Lindaman, B. & Gay, A. S. (2012). Improving the instruction of infinite series. PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 22, 373-385.

Gay, A. S. (2012). Upcoming 2013 AMTE 17th Annual Conference. AMTE Connections, 21(4), 4. http://www.amte.net/sites/all/themes/amte/resources/new sletters/AMTENewsletter_Vol21-4_Summer2012.pdf

Gay, A. S. (2012). 2012 AMTE 16th Annual Conference Review. AMTE Connections, 21(3), 3. http://www.amte.net/sites/all/themes/amte/resources/new sletters/AMTENewsletter_Vol21-3_Spring2012.pdf

Gay, A. S. (2012). The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Seventeenth Annual Conference. AMTE Connections, 22(2), 4. http://www.amte.net/sites/all/themes/amte/resources/new sletters/AMTENewsletter_Vol22-2_Winter2012.pdf

Gay, A. S. (2011). AMTE 2012 16th Annual Conference., 21(1), 3-4.

Gay, A. S. (2011). Preconference Sessions at AMTE 2012 Conference., 21(1), 10.

Gay, A. S. (2011). Upcoming AMTE 2012 16th Annual Conference., 20(4), 3.

Gay, A. S. (2011). AMTE 2011 15th Annual Conference Review., 20(3), 3.

Gay, A. S. (2011). Preconference Sessions at AMTE 2012 Conference., 21(1), 9.

Gay, A. S. (2011). The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Sixteenth Annual Conference. AMTE Connections, 21(2), 4.

Gay, A. S. (2010). AMTE 2011 15th Annual Conference., 20(2), 3.

Gay, A. S. (2010). AMTE 2011 Annual Conference., 20(1), 3-4.

Gay, A. S. (2010). AMTE 2011 Annual Conference., 19(4), 3.

Gay, A. S. (2010). AMTE 2010 Annual Conference News., 19(3), 8.

Gay, A. S. (2010). AMTE Conference Dates & Locations for 2011 & 2012., 19(3), 3.

Gay, A. S. (2009). AMTE's 2010 Annual Conference., 19(2), 2-3.

Markowitz, M. Dunn, J. & Gay, A. S. (2009). Annotated references for MTSS implementation for secondary mathematics.

Gay, A. S. (2009). AMTE’s 2010 Annual Conference News., 19(1), 2.

Gay, A. S. (2009). AMTE's 2010 Annual Conference News., 18(3), 2.

Gay, A. S. (2009). AMTE's Thirteenth Annual Conference., 18(2), 9.

Gay, A. S., & Jones, A. R. (2008). Uncovering variables in the context of modeling activities. In C. A. Greenes & R. N. Rubenstein (Eds.), 2008 Yearbook: Algebra and algebraic thinking (pp. 211-221). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Gay, A. S. (2008). Helping teachers connect vocabulary and conceptual understanding. Mathematics Teacher, 102, 218-223.

Gay, A. S. (2008). AMTE's Twelfth Annual Conference., 17(2), 2.

Gay, A. S., Lindaman, B. & Edwards, E. (2007). Final report on better understanding, better achievement project.

Lindaman, B. J., & Gay, A. S. (2006). Improving mathematical content knowledge of K-8 teachers: Experiences and successes with a state-funded project. 27(1), 225-226. Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society.

Gay, A. S. (2005). A partnership to improve middle grades teachers' content knowledge. 26(1), 286. Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society.

Gay, A. S. (2005). Mathematics curriculum and instruction (S. W. Lee). Encyclopedia of school psychology, 306-308. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Gay, A. S. (2004). Virtual manipulatives in the mathematics for elementary school teachers course. 25(1), 281. Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society.

Gay, A. S. (2003). Design, implementation and results of professional development for early career middle and high school algebra teachers. 24(1), 249-250. Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society.

Gay, A. S. (2003). A history of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators: The beginnings through January 2003. San Diego, CA: Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

Reys, R. Crosswhite, F. J., Fey, J. Gay, A. S., Kilpatrick, J. Lappan, G. Lott, J. & Reys, B. (2003). Principles to guide the design and implementation of doctoral programs in mathematics education. San Diego, CA: Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

Gay, A. S., & Keith, C. J. (2002). Reasoning about linear equations. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 8, 146-148.

Gay, A. S., & Ashbrook, M. R. (2002). Spinning the wheel of function. Mathematics Teacher, 95, 178-180.

Gay, A. S., & White, S. H. (2002). Teaching vocabulary to communicate mathematically. Middle School Journal, 34(2), 33-38.

Gay, A. S. (2002). Variables vary and exponents hover: Mathematics through the eyes of today's students. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Gay, A. S. (2002). Mathematics and teaching: Comments by today's students., 5, 11.

Fennell, F. Briars, D. Crites, T. Gay, A. S., & Tunis, H. (2001). Reflections on the match between jobs and doctoral programs in mathematics education. In R. E. Reys & J. Kilpatrick (Eds.), One field, many paths: U.S. doctoral programs in mathematics education (pp. 41-44). Washington, DC: Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences and the American Mathematical Society.

Gay, A. S. (2001). Final report on mathematical literacy project.

Gay, A. S., Bruening, A. & Bruce, C. (2000). Research-based support for mathematics teachers. Lawrence, KS: The Teacher Development Coalition.

Gay, A. S. (1999). Is problem solving in middle school mathematics "normal"? Middle School Journal, 31(1), 41-47.

Gay, A. S. (1999). Final report on technology and assessment in mathematics project.

Gay, A. S. (1998). Teaching today and tomorrow. In F. Rodriguez & J. Eddy (Eds.), Reflections from the classroom (pp. 18-20). Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Gay, A. S. (1998). Mathematics and science center project., 91, 191-192.

Gay, A. S., & Huffman, E. M. (1998). Poems and mathematics. THINK, 8(4), 38-39.

Gay, A. S. (1998). Final report on Project InSciMath: Integrating science and mathematics.

Gay, A. S. (1997). Connecting preservice teachers to the real world of the classroom. 18(1), 202. Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society.

Gay, A. S., & Blair, S. (1997). Just because they got it right, doesn't mean they can explain it. KASCD Record, 13(3), 41-53.

Gay, A. S., & Aichele, D. B. (1997). Middle school students' understanding of number sense related to percent. School Science and Mathematics, 97, 27-36.

Gay, A. S. (1997). Final report on the Kansas middle grades mathematics project.

Gay, A. S. (1996). Changing the mathematics courses for elementary teachers: Examples, suggestions and insights. Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society, 17(1), 198.

Gay, A. S., & Conrey, B. (1996). American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Camp., 89, 77.

Magid, A. & Gay, A. S. (1996). The Oklahoma graphing calculator project., 89, 362-364.

Gay, A. S., & Nielsen, D. C. (1995). Math - Write about it. Writing Teacher, 8(4), 18-20.

Gay, A. S. (1995). Mathematical reasoning and communication. Mathematics Teacher, 88, 355, 325.

Poncz, S. & Gay, A. S. (1995). Philadelphia algebra transition project. Mathematics Teacher, 88, 246.

Gay, A. S., & Lawrence, D. P. (1995). The graphing calculator institute., 88, 438-440.

Aichele, D. & Gay, A. S. (1995). The graphing calculator: Teachers and students learning together. Mathematics Teacher, 88, 690.

Gay, A. S. (1995). Final report on the mathematical reasoning and communication project.

Gay, A. S. (1994). Preparing secondary school mathematics teachers. In D. B. Aichele (Ed.), 1994 Yearbook: Professional development for teachers of mathematics (pp. 167-176). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Gay, A. S., & Lawrence, D. P. (1994). Applications for graphing calculators. Mathematics Teacher, 87, 298, 267.

Gay, A. S. (1994). Kansas mathematical connections project. Mathematics Teacher, 87, 134-135.

Gay, A. S. (1994). Scientific Knowledge for Indian Learning and Leadership (SKILL). Mathematics Teacher, 87, 56.

Gay, A. S., & Dorfmeister, J. (1994). University of Kansas mathematics workshop for secondary school teachers. Mathematics Teacher, 87, 725-726.

Gay, A. S. (1994). Final report on the mathematical connections project.

Gay, A. S., & Thomas, M. (1993). Just because they got it right, does it mean they know it? In N. Webb (Ed.), 1993 Yearbook: Assessment in the mathematics classroom (pp. 130-134). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Gay, A. S. (1993). Exploring students' understanding about percent., 67(4), 8-9.

Gay, A. S. (1993). Strategies students use on percent questions., 68(1), 4-5.

Gay, A. S., Baucum, B. Boyer, C. Helmer, J. R., Holt, R. Peoples, W. & Thornberry, S. (1985). Principal resources in secondary mathematics, Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Gay, A. S. (1985). Algebra 1A & 1B (High School). Stillwater, OK.


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