Estella De Los Santos,
Professor of Mathematics Education
Teaching Areas: Elementary and Middle School Mathematics
Research Interest: Mathematics Methods and the Integration of Technology
Ed.D., CUIN Mathematics, University of Houston, 1994
M.Ed., CUIN, Math and Computer Information Systems, University of Houston-Victoria, 1983
B.S., Elem. Ed. Math Specialization, University of Houston-Victoria, Education, 1977
Journal Refereed Publications
“A Special Needs Second-Grader: Facing the Challenges of Mathematical Place Value”, Proceedings of the 2014 World Congress on Special Needs Education, 2014.
“5000 Years Later: A Look at Teacher Candidates Cognition of Fractions”, National Social Science Journal, 2014.
“Understanding Integer Addition and Subtraction Concepts Using Microsoft Word ® Illustrations”, Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 2013.
“Teacher Candidates’ Expertise of Fractions: An Analysis by Age.” Global Educ. Review, 2013.
“Enchanting Spam”, Newsletter of Assoc. of Mathematics Teacher Educators of Tx, 2012.
“ Analyzing Algebraic Thinking Using “Guess My Number” Problems”, International Journal of Instruction, 2012.
“Using Microsoft Paint® to Illustrate a Conceptual Understanding of Fraction Addition and Subtraction”, Learning and Teaching Mathematics, 2011.
“Guess my number problems and algebraic thinking”, Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 2008.
“Using Microsoft Paint® to model fraction mult. and div.”, The Illinois Math. Teacher, 2007.
“Helping all children be successful in mathematics: Not just some of them”, World Congress on Special Needs Education.Philadelphia, PA: Temple University. 2014.
“Using Microsoft® Software to Illustrate Fraction and Decimal Concepts”, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition. Philadelphia, PA. 2012.
“21st Century Education: Transforming the Education Paradigm One Community at a Time”, Tx. Assoc. of School Administrators/Tx. Assoc. of School Boards Annual Convention. Austin, Tx, 2012.
“Gaining Perspectives of Generalizations Involving Transformations,” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference. Atlantic City, NJ. 2011.
“Laws of Exponents: Linking Concepts and Context”, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition. San Diego, CA. 2010.
“Making connections with multiplying and dividing fraction concepts using contexts in and outside mathematics”, National Council of Teachers of Math. Regional Conference; Boston, MA. 2009.
“Using Proven Methods to prevent misconceptions with fractions”, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference; Boston, MA. 2009.
“Measuring Up: Math. Tools for the Math Gifted and Challenged Student in the Same Classroom”, National Council of Teachers of Math. Annual Meeting and Exposition. Salt Lake City, Utah. 2008.