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Beth MacDonald

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School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 331
DialPhone: 435-797-1097
SendEmail: beth.macdonald@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, (Mathematics Education), Virginia Tech, 2013
Subitizing Activity: Item Orientation with Regard to Number Abstraction
MAE, Mathematics Education, (Mathematics Specialist Certification), Virginia Tech, 2008
BA, Studio Art and Elementary Education, (Elementary Education Certificate), SUNY Potsdam, 1993

Awards

Mobile Summer Scientific Institute (MoSI) Teaching Fellow, 2017

Mobile Summer Scientific Institute (MoSI)

Teacher of the Year, 2017

Emma Eccles College of Education and Human Services

Teacher of the Year, 2017

TEAL Department

2016 Cohort of the Mathematics Education “Service, Teaching and Research” (STaR) Program, 2015

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

      Book Chapters

    • MacDonald, B., Wilkins, J.L, (2016). Seven Types of Subitizing Activity Characterizing Young Children’s Mental Activity: Seven Types of Subitizing Activity Characterizing Young Children’s Mental Activity.

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Curriculum

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • MacDonald, B., Westenskow, A., Moyer-Packenham, P., Child, B., (2018). Components of place value understanding: Targeting mathematical difficulties when providing interventions. School Science and Mathematics Journal , 118:1-2, 17-29. doi: 10.1111/ssm.12258
        • DiStefano, M., Litster, K., MacDonald, B., (2017). Mathematics intervention supporting Allen, an English Learner: A case study. Education Sciences, 7:57, 1-24. doi: 10.3390/educsci7020057
        • Moyer-Packenham, P.S, Shumway, J., Bullock, E., Tucker, S., Anderson-Pence, K., Westenskow, A., Boyer-Thurgood, J., Maahs-Fladung, C., Symanzik, J., Mahamane, S., MacDonald, B., Jordan, K.E, (2015). Young children’s learning performance and efficiency when using virtual manipulative mathematics iPad apps. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 34:1, 41-69.
        • Bhandari, N.A, MacDonald, B., Martin, J.M, Modena, A., Simmons, J.M, Turner, W., Asselin, S., (2013). Professional seminar: Valuing a one-credit course through the lens of doctoral students.. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. , 25:3 , 346-357.
        • Professional Journal

        • Hunt, J.H, MacDonald, B., Lambert, R., Sugita, T., Silva, J., (2018). “Think Pair Show Share”: UDLizing Talk Moves to Increase Classroom Discourse. Teaching Children Mathematics, 25:2, 78-85.
        • Throndsen, J., MacDonald, B., Hunt, J.H, (2017). A kindergartener’s conception of number. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom Journal, 22:2

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Literary Journal

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - MultiMedia

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Technical Reports

              Research Reports

            • Moyer-Packenham, P.S, Shumway, J., Bullock, E., Tucker, S., Anderson-Pence, K., Westenskow, A., Boyer-Thurgood, J., Maahs Fladung, C., Symanzik, J., MacDonald, B., Jordan, K.E, (2014). Young children’s learning performance and efficiency when using virtual manipulative mathematics iPad apps. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

                Other

              • Lewis, K., Sheldon, J., Rands, K., Hunt, J.H, Tan, P., R.L, MacDonald, B., (2017). Critical perspectives on disability and mathematics education. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

              * Has not been peer reviewed

              Scheduled Teaching

              TEAL 7557 - Advanced Research Design in Mathematics Education and Leadership, Spring 2019

              ELED 4056 - Elementary Content Practicum, Spring 2019

              ELED 4062 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics II: Number, Operations, and Algebraic Reasoning, Spring 2019

              TEAL 7557 - Advanced Research Design in Mathematics Education and Leadership, Fall 2018

              TEAL 4630 - Methods for Teaching Middle-Level Mathematics, Fall 2018

              TEAL 7555 - Mathematics Education Current Issues and Policy, Summer 2018

              ELED 4061 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics I: Rational Numbers, Operations, and Proportional Reasoning, Spring 2018

              TEAL 4630, 6630 - Methods for Teaching Middle-Level Mathematics, Fall 2017

              ELED 4062 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics II: Number, Operations, and Algebraic Reasoning, Fall 2017

              TEAL 7557 - Advanced Research Design in Mathematics Education and Leadership, Spring 2017

              ELED 4062 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics II: Number, Operations, and Algebraic Reasoning, Spring 2017

              TEAL 4630, 6630 - Methods for Teaching Middle-Level Mathematics, Fall 2016

              ELED 4060 - Teaching Mathematics and Practicum Level III, Fall 2016

              TEAL 7555 - Mathematics Education Current Issues and Policy, Summer 2016

              ELED 4060 - Teaching Mathematics and Practicum Level III, Spring 2016

              TEAL 7553 - Mathematics Education Curriculum Content and Evaluation, Fall 2015

              ELED 4060 - Teaching Mathematics and Practicum Level III, Fall 2015

              TEAL 7552 - Mathematics Education Learning Theory, Summer 2015

              TEAL 7551 - Mathematics Education Research Foundations, Spring 2015

              ELED 4060 - Teaching Mathematics and Practicum Level III, Spring 2015

              ELED 4060 - Teaching Mathematics and Practicum Level III, Fall 2014

              TEAL 7554 - Mathematics Education Teacher Preparation and Pedagogy, Spring 2014

              ELED 4060 - Teaching Mathematics and Practicum Level III, Spring 2014


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Sandra Miles , School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2019
              Carrie Bala, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, October 2018
              Lise Welch, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, October 2018
              Deborah Kent , School of Teacher Education & Leadership, June 2018
              Lauren Kidd, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, June 2018
              Danelle Mineer , School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2018
              Rebecca Warnes , School of Teacher Education & Leadership, June 2017
              Kadee Skeem , School of Teacher Education & Leadership, May 2017
              Teryn Ercanbrack , School of Teacher Education & Leadership, May 2017
              Hailey Flinders Faiola , School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2016
              Caci Jenson, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2018 - November 2018
              Tami DeCoursey, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2016 - November 2018
              Kristin Meanea, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2016 - November 2018
              Melanie Durfee, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, April 2016 - August 2018
              Lauren Burton, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, March 2016 - July 2018
              Jalyn Kelley, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2016 - April 2018
              Kevin Smith, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2016 - April 2018
              Haley Brenchley, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2016 - February 2018
              Emma Bullock, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2015 - March 2017
              Allison Roxburgh, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, January 2016 - December 2016
              Scott Smith, Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, July 2016 - September 2016