Estella De Los SantosEstella De Los Santos,
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Teaching Areas: Elementary and Middle School Mathematics

Research Interest: Mathematics Methods and the Integration of Technology

Education

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction Mathematics Specialization, University of Houston, 1994
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Mathematics and Computer Information Systems, University of Houston-Victoria, 1983
B.S.,  Elementary Education Mathematics Specialization, University of Houston-Victoria, Education, 1977 A.A., Victoria College, 1976

Professional Certification

Texas Education Agency.  Secondary Mathematics and Computer Information Systems, 1983.
Texas Education Agency.  Elementary General Education and Mathematics, 1977.

Journal Refereed Publications (partial)

Patton, B. & De Los Santos, E. P.  (2012).  Analyzing Algebraic Thinking Using “Guess My Number” Problems.  International Journal of Instruction, 5(1), 5-22.

De Los Santos, E. P. (2011).  Using Microsoft Paint to Illustrate a Conceptual Understanding of Fraction Addition and Subtraction.  Learning and Teaching Mathematics, 11, 37-41.

De Los Santos, E.  & Patton, B.  (2008). Guess my number problems and algebraic thinking.  Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 5(4), 11-22.

Presentations

“Making Connections with Multiplying and Dividing Fraction Concepts Using Contexts in and Outside Mathematics,” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference, Boston, Mass. October 2009

“Using Proven Methods to Prevent Misconceptions with Fractions,” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference, Boston, Mass. October 2009

“Measuring Up:  Mathematical Tools for the Math Gifted and Challenged Student in the Same Classroom,” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2008 Annual Meeting and Expositions. Salt Lake City, Utah. April 2008

“Using Computers as a Tool in Teacher Education Courses,” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Central Regional Conference. Chicago, Ill. September 2006

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