
Dr. Kate Riley Office: Bldg 25 Room 304 California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California 93407 Phone: (805) 7565070 Fax: (805) 7566537 



RESEARCH INTERESTS  My research interests are in the following areas: the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers; reasoning and proof; geometry; and integration of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics. I am also interested in working with inservice teachers through professional development activities. 
PUBLICATIONS  
Riley, Kate J. (In Press). Reasoning and proof in geometry. In M. Burke (Eds.), Navigating through Reasoning and Proof in Grades 9  12, (Chapter 4). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Riley, Kate J. (2004). Prospective secondary mathematics teachers' conceptions of proof and its logical underpinnings. In D. McDougall & J. Ross (Ed.) Proceedings of the twentysixth annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Volume II, pp.729  735). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Hodgson, Ted & Riley, Kate J. (2001). Realworld problems as contexts for proof. The Mathematics Teacher, 94, 9, 724728. 
GRANTS  California Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant (CaMSP). California Department of Education. The purpose of the CaMSP grant is to research the impact of professional development on teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge, as well as research how professional development impacts students' academic achievement. A component of this grant is the Teacher Apprentice Project. (Funded: $982,000; 2006  2007 and additional funding $1.3 million 2007  2009). 
TEACHER APPRENTICE PROJECT  The Teacher Apprentice Project (TAP) is a winwin situation for both the Santa MariaBonita School District and Cal Poly. Approximately 30  40 undergraduate mathematics, engineering, and science students from Cal Poly will be recruited as TAP students. Their mission will ask them to work for a maximum of 10 hours per week with teachers in Santa Maria as a teacheraide/tutor in mathematics classes grades 6th – 8th and science classes for 5^{th} and 7th/8th grades. A grant goal is to foster the Cal Poly students into a possible path of teaching science or mathematics. 
To sign up as a Teacher Apprentice (tutor), complete the TAP  Tutor Application Form and email (or mail) to Dr. Kate Riley. 
CAL POLY MATHEMATICS COURSES  

MATH 143  CALCULUS II  


ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS 

Educational Java ProgramsArcytech Great Base10 and Basen Block Activities; Fraction Bars; Integer Bars (Cuisenaire Rods)  
MATH 329  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III  King's Math Activities 
Shodor Mathematic Activities  National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics grades K  12 
Problems with a Point  The Math Forum 
Math.com General math to calculus topics  MalatiMathematics Learning and Teaching Initiative 
MATH 442  EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY  
MATH 443  MODERN GEOMETRIES  
GEOMETER'S SKETCHPAD LESSONS Dr. Jim Wilson  University of Georgia  
SCIENCEU GEOMETRY CENTER  
The Geometry Center (U of MN)  
Geometry from the Land of the Incas Problems, theorems, proofs, quizzes, with animations and sounds. Euclidean Geometry.  
MATH LINKS  

California Mathematics Standards  
Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools  
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 
CUTTHEKNOT Interactive Mathematics 
California High School Exit Exam  
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE Applets in Geometry, Trigonometry, Linear Algebra and Calculus 

Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) 
Abstract AlgebraQuilts 




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