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Research, Publications, and Presentations

Highlighting the latest in research from Mathworks! 

Below are articles, published papers, and presentations authored by Mathworks faculty and students.  This includes topics on theoretical mathematics and math education.

Mathematics Education 

  1. "Strategies To Support Productive Struggle", Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Vol. 20, No. 7, March 2015
  2. "Mystical Magic Squares", Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Vol. 20, No. 6, February 2015
  3. "Productive Struggle In Middle School Mathematics Classrooms", Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, August 2014
  4. "A Modest Research Proposal", Notices of the American Math Society, January 2013
  5. Handouts from workshop at NCTM Regional Conference in Chicago, November 2012:
  6. "Equity" from The Peak In The Middle, 2010
  7. "Understanding the Value of a Question", Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Mathematics Education, 2009.
  8. "The Locker Puzzle" from The Mathematical Intelligencer, 2006
  9. "Geometric Explorations with the Geometer's Sketchpad" from Mathematics & Informatics Quarterly, 2003
  10. "Arithmetic and Geometric Mean" from Menemui Matematik (Discovering Mathematics), 2002
  11. "Why Number Theory is an Ideal Subject for an Honors Course", The National Honors Report, Spring 2001
  12. "Suzuki Meets Polya" from Arithmetic Teacher, 1989
  13. "Conway's Parallel Sorting Algorithm" from the Journal of Algorithms, 1986


Math Research

  1. "Goldbach's Pigeonhole", The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 46, No. 2, March 2015
  2. "Bounds on the Number of Huffman and Binary-Ternary Trees", presented at the American Math Society Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting, October 2013
  3. "Attainability of the Chromatic Numbers of Functigraphs", presented at the International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks (ISPAN), December 2012
  4. "Extremal Cayley Graphs of Finite Cyclic Groups", Journal of Interconnection Networks, March/June 2008.
  5. "Diameter of Path Graphs", Journal of Discrete Mathematical Science and Cryptography, 2004
  6. "The Stable Set of Associated Primes of the Ideal of a Graph," Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, 2002

We have also numerous student research projects that have been recognized in the Siemens Competition.  A full list of those research papers can be found here.