Amy Ellis

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Professor Amy Ellis

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Professor Amy Ellis

Associate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction (CI)

476D Teacher Education Building  binoculars icon
225 N Mills St
Madison, WI 53706-1707
Office: 608/263-1955

aellis1@education.wisc.edu
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Personal Biography

Professor Ellis is an associate professor of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She studies students' learning, focusing on algebraic reasoning, generalization, and proof. Professor Ellis received her Ph.D. from the joint program at the University of California, San Diego and the San Diego State University. She also holds a master's degree in mathematics. Prior to her appointment at U.W. Madison, she spent a number of years teaching math at the middle school and high school levels in California. In her current position she enjoys working with pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers at the 6-12 level.



 

 

Grants and Sponsorships

  • 2012-2015 - Amount: $995,997.00, "The Role And Use Of Examples In Learning To Prove," Awarded By: National Science Foundation (DRK-12), Eric J. Knuth, Principal; Amy B. Ellis, Co-Principal; Orit Zaslavsky, Co-Principal.
  • 2010-2015 - Amount: $730,417.00, "Supporting Students' Proof Practices Through Quantitative Reasoning In Algebra," Awarded By: National Science Foundation CAREER program through Discovery Research K-12 (DRK12), Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Amy B. Ellis.
  • 2008-2013 - Amount: $741,938.00, "Understanding And Cultivating The Connections Between Students' Natural Ways Of Reasoning And Mathematical Ways Of Reasoning," Awarded By: National Science Foundation (REESE), Eric J. Knuth, Principal; Amy B. Ellis, Co-Principal; Charles W. Kalish, Co-Principal.
  • 2006-2009 - "New Trends In Gender And Mathematics Performance: Meta-Analytic Synthesis," Awarded By: National Science Foundation Synthesis Research Program, Grant Institution: UW-Madison and UC-Berkeley, Amy B. Ellis, Co-Principal; Hyde Janet Principal; Linn Marcia Co-Principal.
  • 8/31/2008 - Amount: $577,468.00, "Coordinating Social And Individual Aspects Of," Awarded By: National Science Foundation Research on Learning and Education (RoLE), Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Amy B. Ellis, Co-Principal; Lobato Joanne Principal.
    Abstract: COORDINATING SOCIAL AND INDIVIDUAL ASPECTS OF GENERALIZING ACTIVITY: A MULTI-TIERED "FOCUSING PHENOMENA: STUDY

Publications

  • Ellis, A.B., Bieda, K., & Knuth, E.J. (2012). Essential understandings project: Reasoning and proving in high school mathematics (Gr. 9-12). Essential understandings project: Reasoning and proving in high school mathematics (Gr. 9-12). Reston, VA: National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Knuth, E.J., Kalish, C.W., Ellis, A.B., Williams, C., & Felton, M. (2011). Adolescent reasoning in mathematical and non-mathematical domains: Exploring the paradox. The adolescent brain: Learning, reasoning, and decision making. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Ellis, A.B. Algebra in the middle school: Developing functional relationships through quantitative reasoning. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. New York: Springer.
  • Ellis, A.B., & Ely, R. Different approaches to the mystery table. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 16(8), 452-453.
  • Ellis, A.B. Essential understandings project: Mathematical reasoning (Gr. K-8). Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Reston, VA: NCTM.
  • Ellis, A.B. Generalizing promoting actions: How classroom collaborations can support students' mathematical generalizations. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 42(4), 308-345.
  • Ellis, A.B. The proof is in the practice. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 16(9), 522-527.
  • Ellis, A.B., & Lobato, J. (2010). Essential understandings project: Ratios, proportions, and proportional reasoning (Gr. 6 - 8). Reston, VA: National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Hyde, J., Lindberg, S., Linn, M., Ellis, A.B., & Williams, C. (2008). Gender similarities characterize contemporary state assessments of mathematics performance. Science. 321(5888), 494-495.
  • Ellis, A.B. Hidden lessons: How a focus on slop-like properties of quadratic functions encouraged unexpected generalizations. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 27(4), 277-296.
  • Ellis, A.B. A taxonomy for categorizing generalizations: Generalizing actions and reflection generalizations. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 16(2), 221-262.
  • Ellis, A.B. Connections between generalizing and justifying: Students' reasoning with linear relationships. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 38(3), 194-229.
  • Ellis, A.B. The influence of reasoning with emergent quantities on students' generalizations. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 25(4), 439-478.
  • Ellis, A.B. From dissertation to publication in JRME. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. 43(2).
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