Terri Kurz

EDUC  HIRAM BRADFORD FARMER TEMPE, AZ 85287

Mail code: 2680Campus: Poly

Terri L. Kurz is an associate professor in mathematics education and holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction in mathematics education. She has over 80 total published articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and conference presentations that primarily focus on using tools and technology to support learning and understanding in mathematics and STEM. Professor Kurz has an interest in improving how children are taught mathematics and frequently publishes practicebased articles to impact teaching and learning in the classroom. Her researchbased articles and presentations often focus on understanding preservice teachers' changes in thinking in relation to teaching and learning. She specifically explores how tools and technology impact preservice teachers' understanding of concepts and how to teach those concepts. She has served for three years as editor in the integrating science, technology, and engineering into the mathematics classroom (iSTEM) department of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics journal, Teaching Children Mathematics. Professor Kurz primarily teaches mathematics content and methodology courses that use tools and technology to investigate concepts. She was a mathematics and social science middle school and high school teacher in Los Angeles County, California for seven years before becoming a university professor. She is designing and implementing lessons in her methodology courses that model how to seamlessly embed STEM explorations in the classroom.
 Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education), Arizona State University 2004
 M.A. California State UniversityNorthridge 1999
 B.A. California State UniversityNorthridge 1992
Guiding Research Questions:
 How can tools and technology be used to support understanding in mathematics teaching and learning?
 What misconceptions do preservice teachers have regarding mathematics and STEM concepts and how can these misconceptions be used to improve and guide instruction?
Current Research Projects:
Dr. Kurz' current research focuses on using alternative base systems with preservice teachers to improve their understanding how to teach the base10 system to children. The challenges of learning operations using alternative base systems can potentially enhance their understanding of children’s difficulties.
Kurz is currently trying to improve the integration of STEMbased lessons in elementary and middle school classrooms. In her methodology courses, she is designing and implementing lessons that model how to seamlessly embed STEM explorations in the classroom.
Kurz, T. & Garcia, J. (2015). Covering the bases: Exploring alternative base systems. Mathematics Teacher 108(7), 549552.
Kurz, T. & Kokić, I. (2014). Predilections on requisite pedagogical content for mathematics and science video cases. Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning, 9(4), 275293.
Kurz, T. & Yanik, H.B. (2015, March). The impact of using the CBR2 on preservice teachers’ understanding of graphs. In Proceeding of the 26th International Conference on the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education in Las Vegas, Nevada. Available: http://www.editlib.org/j/SITE/v/2015/n/1/
Courses
2023 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

ECD 527  Math in Early Childhood Educ 
ECD 527  Math in Early Childhood Educ 
EED 537  K8 Math Methods & Assessment 
EED 537  K8 Math Methods & Assessment 
2023 Summer
Course Number  Course Title 

EED 537  K8 Math Methods & Assessment 
EED 537  K8 Math Methods & Assessment 
2023 Spring
Course Number  Course Title 

SED 403  SED PrinciplesCurriculumMethod 
EED 537  K8 Math Methods & Assessment 
2022 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

EDP 313  Childhood and Adolescence 
EED 537  K8 Math Methods & Assessment 
EED 537  K8 Math Methods & Assessment 
2022 Spring
Course Number  Course Title 

TEL 799  Dissertation 
MTE 412  Mathematics in Elem Schools 
2021 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 799  Dissertation 
TEL 710  Innov Disseminating Res 
TEL 710  Innov Disseminating Res 
2021 Summer
Course Number  Course Title 

TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 710  Innov Disseminating Res 
TEL 710  Innov Disseminating Res 
TEL 710  Innov Disseminating Res 
TEL 710  Innov Disseminating Res 
2021 Spring
Course Number  Course Title 

TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 799  Dissertation 
SED 403  SED PrinciplesCurriculumMethod 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 710  Innov Disseminating Res 
TEL 710  Innov Disseminating Res 
2020 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 792  Research 
SED 522  Second Schl Curriculum Develop 
TEL 710  Innov Disseminating Res 
TEL 710  Innov Disseminating Res 
2020 Summer
Course Number  Course Title 

TEL 791  Seminar 
TEL 791  Seminar 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
2020 Spring
Course Number  Course Title 

EED 537  Math Methods & Assessment 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 791  Seminar 
TEL 791  Seminar 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 780  Practicum 
TEL 792  Research 
2019 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

EED 537  Math Methods & Assessment 
EED 537  Math Methods & Assessment 
2019 Summer
Course Number  Course Title 

EED 537  Math Methods & Assessment 
2019 Spring
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 280  Invest Qnty: Number Operations 
2018 Fall
Course Number  Course Title 

MTE 281  Inves Space: Geom, Meas & Vis 
MTE 280  Invest Qnty: Number Operations 