Dov Zazkis


Mail code: 1804Campus: Tempe

Dov Zazkis’ primary research interest is the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics. His research specifically focuses on student proof production and how informally generated/stated mathematics can inform the generation of fully formed rigorous proofs. The step from understanding what is going on in a given mathematical situation and the communication of this understanding in the form of a proof is a major stumbling block for mathematics majors. Zazkis’ research aims to both elucidate what happens when this process is successful and develop instructional approaches that support this process.
Ph.D. University of CaliforniaSan Diego / San Diego State University 2013
16. *David, E.J., & Zazkis, D. (accepted with minor revisions). Characterizing introduction to proof courses: A survey of R1 and R2 institutions across the U.S.
15. *Lew, K.M., & Zazkis, D. (in press). Undergraduate Mathematics Students’ athome exploration of a proveordisprove task. Journal of Mathematical Behavior.
14. Cook, J.P. & Zazkis, D. (2017) a contradiction in how introductory textbooks approach matrix multiplication? IMAGE: The Bulletin of the International Linear Algebra Society, 59, 2122.
13. Zazkis, D., & Mills, M. (2017). The roles of transitory arguments in students’ formalization processes. Research in Mathematics Education, 19(3), 257275.
12. Zazkis, D. (2016). On Transitions Between Representations: The Role of Contextual Reasoning in Calculus Problem Solving. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 16(4), 374388.
11. Zazkis, D., Weber, K., & MejiaRamos, J.P. (2016). Bridging the gap between graphical arguments and verbalsymbolic in calculus. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 93(2), 155173.
10. Zazkis, D., & [1]*Villanueva, M. (2016). Student conceptions of what it means to base a proof on an informal argument. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2, 318337.
9. Zazkis, D. & Zazkis, R. (2016). Prospective teachers’ conceptions of proof comprehension: Revisiting a proof of the Pythagorean theorem. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 14(4), 777–803.
8. Zazkis, D., Weber, K., & MejiaRamos, J.P. (2015). The proving behaviors and competencies of highly successful mathematics majors. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 39, 11–27.
7. Zazkis, D. (2015). Monsters, secret lovers and former friends: Personification as a lens into preservice teachers’ relationship with mathematics. For the learning of mathematics, 35(1), 3338.
6. Leung*, K., Shen, S.P., Rasmussen, C., & Zazkis, D[2]. (2014). Calculus from a statistical perspective. College Mathematics Journal, 45(5), 377386.
5. Zazkis, D. (2014). Proofscripts as a lens for exploring students’ understanding of odd/even functions. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 35, 3143.
4. Zazkis, R. & Zazkis, D. (2014) Script writing in the mathematics classroom: Imaginary conversations on the structure of numbers. Research in Mathematics Education, 16(1), 5470.
3. Zazkis, D., Rasmussen, C., & Shen, S.P. (2014). A meaningful approach for teaching the concept of integration. PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 24(2), 116137.
2. Zazkis, D. (2012). On students’ conceptions of arithmetic average: the case of inference from a fixed total. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 110.
1. Zazkis, R. & Zazkis, D. (2011). The significance of mathematical knowledge in teaching elementary methods courses: Perspectives of mathematics teacher educators. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 76(3), 247263.
[1] The “*” symbol indicates that the coauthor was a student or post doctoral fellow at the time the manuscript was written.
[2] CMJ stipulates that authors’ names appear in alphabetical order. I should be second author.
Courses
2022 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 503  RUME III 
MTE 799  Dissertation 
MAT 499  Individualized Instruction 
MAT 300  Mathematical Structures 
MTE 784  Internship 
MTE 795  Continuing Registration 
MTE 792  Research 
MAT 493  Honors Thesis 
MAT 492  Honors Directed Study 
2022 Summer
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 792  Research 
MTE 792  Research 
MTE 792  Research 
2022 Spring
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 502  RUME II 
MTE 784  Internship 
MTE 799  Dissertation 
MTE 799  Dissertation 
MAT 208  Discrete Math for Secondary Ed 
MTE 590  Reading and Conference 
MTE 792  Research 
MAT 492  Honors Directed Study 
2021 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 795  Continuing Registration 
MAT 492  Honors Directed Study 
MAT 493  Honors Thesis 
MTE 792  Research 
MTE 799  Dissertation 
MTE 792  Research 
MAT 499  Individualized Instruction 
MTE 501  RUME I 
MTE 784  Internship 
2021 Summer
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 792  Research 
MTE 792  Research 
MTE 792  Research 
2021 Spring
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 590  Reading and Conference 
MAT 492  Honors Directed Study 
MTE 792  Research 
MTE 799  Dissertation 
MTE 598  Special Topics 
MAT 208  Discrete Math for Secondary Ed 
MTE 799  Dissertation 
2020 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 784  Internship 
MTE 799  Dissertation 
MAT 499  Individualized Instruction 
MTE 792  Research 
MTE 792  Research 
MTE 590  Reading and Conference 
MAT 493  Honors Thesis 
MAT 492  Honors Directed Study 
MAT 300  Mathematical Structures 
MTE 795  Continuing Registration 
2020 Summer
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 792  Research 
MTE 792  Research 
2020 Spring
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 590  Reading and Conference 
MTE 320  Fnd of 712 Math Curr Assess 
MTE 792  Research 
MAT 492  Honors Directed Study 
MAT 300  Mathematical Structures 
2019 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

MAT 492  Honors Directed Study 
MAT 300  Mathematical Structures 
MAT 493  Honors Thesis 
MTE 590  Reading and Conference 
MTE 792  Research 
MTE 795  Continuing Registration 
MTE 792  Research 
MTE 784  Internship 
2019 Summer
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 792  Research 
MTE 792  Research 
2019 Spring
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 792  Research 
MAT 492  Honors Directed Study 
MTE 320  Fnd of 712 Math Curr Assess 
MTE 590  Reading and Conference 
2018 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 784  Internship 
MAT 208  Discrete Math for Secondary Ed 
MTE 792  Research 
MAT 300  Mathematical Structures 
MTE 590  Reading and Conference 
MAT 492  Honors Directed Study 
2018 Summer
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 792  Research 
2018 Spring
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 590  Reading and Conference 
MTE 320  Fnd of 712 Math Curr Assess 
MTE 792  Research 
2017 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

MAT 300  Mathematical Structures 
MTE 590  Reading and Conference 
MTE 792  Research 
MAT 208  Discrete Math for Secondary Ed 
MAT 492  Honors Directed Study 
 Zazkis, D. The Role of Informal Arguments in proving: A Tale of Two Studies with Mathematics Majors. Texas State University Mathematics Education Seminar Series (Oct 2014).
 D. Zazkis. Bridging informal arguments and formal proofs. Oklahoma Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Conference (Sep 2014).
 PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, External Reviewer (2015  Present)
 Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Editorial Board Member (2015  Present)
 Ashley Duncan (Math Ed PhD student) dissertation committee, Committee memeber (2015  2017)