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Lisa Clement Lamb

Education

Ph.D., Mathematics Education, San Diego State University/University of California at San Diego
M.A. Mathematics, San Diego State University
B.S., Mathematics, College of William and Mary

Research Interests

I joined the faculty of San Diego State's School of Teacher Education in Fall 1998 as a mathematics educator. Previously I taught high school mathematics at public schools in Virginia and California. My research focuses on students' conceptions of integers and how to support students' development of integers (see http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/projectz). I am also working with CRMSE colleagues to support 32 Master Teaching Fellows in mathematics and Science as they hone their teaching practice and emerge into teacher leaders (see Project LEARN). In a recent project, I worked with CRMSE members to investigate teachers’ perspectives at different years of participation in sustained professional development focused on children’s mathematical thinking. We studied teachers’ beliefs, content understanding, and their noticing of classroom interactions (see http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/crmse /STEP/ for more information). Previously I worked with a CRMSE group to understand the effects of a Children’s Mathematical Thinking Experience on PSTs’ beliefs and content knowledge (see http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE /IMAP/main.html for more information).

Current Projects

Project LEARN

Project Z

Publications

Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L.L., Philipp, R. A., Whitacre, I., Schappelle, B. P (2014). Using order to reason about negative numbers: The case of Violet, Educational Studies in Mathematics, 86 (1), 39-59.

Whitacre, I., Bishop, J.P., Philipp, R.A., Lamb, L.L., & Schappelle, B. (in press). Dollars and sense: Students’ integer perspectives. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L.L., Philipp, R. A., Whitacre, I., Schappelle, B. P., & Lewis, M. (2014). Obstacles and affordances for integer reasoning: An analysis of children’s thinking and the history of mathematics. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 45(1), 19-61.

Lamb, L., Bishop, J., Philipp, R., Whitacre, I., Stephan, M., Bofferding, L., Lewis, J., Brickwedde, J., Bagley, S., & Schappelle, B. (2013). Building on the emerging knowledge base for teaching and learning in relation to integers. Proceedings of the 35th  annual conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 2013), Chicago, IL.

Lamb, L.L., Bishop, J.P., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., Whitacre, I., Lewis, M. (2012). Developing Symbol Sense for the Minus Sign. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 18 (1), 5-9.

Lamb, L.L., Bishop, J. P., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., Whitacre, I., & Lewis, M. (2012). High school students’ conceptions of the minus sign.  Mathematics Teaching, (227), 40–44.

Whitacre, I., Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L.L., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., & Lewis, M. L. (2012). Happy and sad thoughts: An exploration of children's integer reasoning. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 31, 356–365.

Whitacre, I., Pierson, J., Lamb, L., Philipp, R., Schappelle, B., & Lewis, M. (2012). What sense do children make of negative dollars? Proceedings of the 34th annual conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 2012), Kalamazoo, MI.

Jacobs, V. R., Lamb, L.L., Philipp, R. A., & Schappelle, B. P. (2011).  Deciding how to respond on the basis of children's understandings.  In M. G. Sherin, V. R., Jacobs, & R. A. Philipp (Eds.), Mathematics teacher noticing:  Seeing through teachers' eyes (pp. 97–116).    New York: Routledge.

Bishop, J. P., Lamb, L.L., Philipp, R. A., Schappelle, B. P., & Whitacre, I. (2011). First graders outwit a famous mathematician. Teaching Children Mathematics, 17, 350–358.

Jacobs, V.R., Lamb, L.L., Philipp, R.A. (2010). Professional Noticing of Children’s Mathematical Thinking. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 41 (2), 169-202.

Pierson, J., Lamb, L., Philipp, R., Schappelle, B., & Whitacre, I. (2010). A Developing Framework for Children’s Reasoning About Integers. In P. Brosnan, D. Erchick, & L. Flevares (Eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 695-702). Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University. Downloaded from http://pmena.org/2010/

Jacobs, V. R., Ambrose, R.C., Clement (Lamb), L.,  & Brown, D. (2006) Supporting Teacher Learning: Using Teacher-Produced Videotapes of Student Interviews as Discussion Catalysts, Teaching Children Mathematics,12 (6) 276-279. 

Lamb, L. & Thanheiser, E. (2006). Understanding integers: Using balloons and weights software. In S. Alatorre, J.L. Cortina, M. Sáiz, and A. Méndez (Eds), Proceedings of the 28th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol.2, pp. 163-164). Mérida, México: Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. Article retrieved on January 23, 2007 from http://www.pmena.org/2006/cd /ALGEBRAIC%20THINKING/ALGEBRAIC %20THINKING-0016.pdf 

Clement (Lamb), L., & Bernhard, J. (2005). A problem-solving alternative to using key words. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. 10, (7), 360-364.

Clement (Lamb), L. (2005). A mathematics teacher’s transition toward inquiry-based discourse in a course for prospective elementary teachers. AMATYC Review, 26 (1).

Clement (Lamb), L. (2004). A model for understanding, using, and connecting representations. Teaching Children Mathematics, 11 (2), 97-102.

Clement (Lamb), L. (2004). Students’ strategies for finding the area of trapezoids. California Mathematics Communicator, 28 (3), 32-35. 

Clement (Lamb), L. (2004). Exploring students’ errors in university mathematics classes. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 8 (2), 231-235.

Ambrose, R., Clement (Lamb), L., Philipp, R., & Chauvot, J. (2004). A methodological approach for developing research rubrics to assess elementary school teachers’ beliefs about mathematics and mathematics learning. School, Science, and Mathematics, 104 (2), 56-69. 

Clement (Lamb), L., & Sowder, J. (2003). Making connections within, among, and between unifying ideas in mathematics. In S.A. McGraw (Ed.), Integrated mathematics: Choices and challenges (pp. 59-72). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc. 

Clement (Lamb), L., Chauvot, J., Philipp, R., & Ambrose, R. (2003). A method for developing rubrics for research purposes. In N. A. Pateman , B. J. Dougherty & J. T. Zilliox (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2003 Joint Meeting of PME and PMENA (Vol. 2, pp. 221-227). Honolulu, HI: CRDG, College of Education, University of Hawaii. 

Ambrose, R., Philipp, R., Chauvot, J., & Clement (Lamb), L. (2003). A web-based survey to assess prospective elementary school teachers’ beliefs about mathematics and mathematics learning:  An alternative to Likert scales. In N. A. Pateman, B. J. Dougherty & J. T. Zilliox (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2003 Joint Meeting of PME and PMENA (Vol. 2, pp. 33-39). Honolulu, HI: CRDG, College of Education, University of Hawaii.

Philipp, R. A., Thanheiser, E., & Clement (Lamb), L. L. (2002). The role of a children's mathematical thinking experience in the preparation of prospective elementary school teachers. International Journal of Educational Research, 37, 195-210.

Clement (Lamb), L. (2001). What do your students really know about functions?  Mathematics Teacher, 94, 745-748.


 

 Lisa Clement Lamb

  Lisa Clement Lamb

  Professor
  of Mathematics
  Education

 

School of Teacher Education
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San Diego, CA 92182
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E-Mail: lisa.lamb@sdsu.edu