Jennifer Hall

Email: jhall061@uottawa.ca

Position
Master’s Student, Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa

Research Interests

  • Gender issues
  • Giftedness
  • Societal views of mathematics
  • Statistics education

MA Research
My research focuses on women who are currently enrolled in upper years of undergraduate mathematics degree programs, to learn about their high school and university mathematics experiences in regards to the following dimensions: the formal education system, family, peers, and personal characteristics.

Background Information
I received my Honours B.Sc. degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2005, graduating on the Dean’s List with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Physiology. I graduated Summa cum Laude with my B.Ed. degree (Intermediate/Senior Mathematics and Biology) from the University of Ottawa in 2006.

I work part-time as a Mathematics Microdata Learning Resources Officer at Statistics Canada. My work includes creating microdata sets and related teaching activities, writing lesson plans, and conducting workshops with teachers, professors, and students of all ages. I have led workshops at local, provincial, and national conferences about Statistics Canada’s resources for mathematics teaching and learning.

I also work part-time as a tutor for high school math and science students.

Current Projects

Curriculum Implementation in Intermediate Mathematics (CIIM)
Research Assistant
Research Contract with the Ontario Ministry of Education
This project is a three-year study to examine the implementation of the Ontario mathematics curriculum in Grades 7-10.

Teachers’ Immersion in Mathematical Inquiry (Math Camp)
Research Assistant
This project is a longitudinal study to examine teachers’ understanding of mathematics and how that understanding develops within inquiry-based learning and teaching environments.

Selected Publications

Hall, J. (2007, June). Grade 11 Function Modelling with E-STAT Data: Exponential Potatoes and More! OAME Gazette, 45(4), 35-39.

Hall, J. (in press). Function Modelling using Secondary Data from Statistics Canada’s E-STAT Database. Ad Hoc Session for Canadian Mathematics Educators’ Study Group: 31st Annual Meeting Proceedings.

Hall, J. (in press). Statistics Canada’s Resources for Secondary Mathematics Teaching. Presentation for Working Group at Canadian Mathematics Educators’ Study Group: 31st Annual Meeting Proceedings.

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