# Dr. Craig Cullen

- About
- Education
- Awards & Honors
- Research

### Biography

Before coming to ISU, I taught high school for 6 years at Willowbrook high school in Villa Park IL. During that time, I taught algebra, geometry, precalculus, data analysis, and calculus. Outside of the classroom, I coached the Willowbrook boy's gymnastics team.

### Current Courses

314.001Concepts of Calculus for Middle School Teachers

599.005Dissertation

599.007Dissertation

500.005Independent Study

500.006Independent Study

500.007Independent Study

500.008Independent Study

223.001Introduction To Secondary Mathematics Education

### Teaching Interests & Areas

My teaching focuses on courses for preservice high school teachers. I have taught all of our methods courses for these students. The course I have taught the most is our technology course for preservice teachers.

### Research Interests & Areas

The role of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Children's development of measurement concepts. I am currently focused on quantitative reasoning, especially as it relates to students' understanding of angle measure and trigonometry.

### Ph D Mathematics Education

### MA Mathematics Education

### BS Mathematics Education

### College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding University Teacher Award nominee

### Department Outstanding Teacher Award

### Outstanding University Teaching Nominee

### Outstanding College Teaching Award

### Department Outstanding Teacher Award

### Million Dollar Club

### STaR Fellow

### Departmental Teaching Initiative Award

### Book, Authored

Barrett, J. E., Cullen, C. J., Klanderman, D., & Behnke, D. (2017). A Pleasure to Measure. (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics): Reston, VA.

### Book, Chapter

Barrett, J. E., Wickstrom, M. H., Tobias, J. M., Cullen, C. J., Cullen, A. L., & Baek, J. M., (2019), Chapter 3: Children’s Measurement Project. In P. Sztajn, P. H. Wilson (Eds.), Learning Trajectories for Teachers: Designing Effective Professional Development for Math Instruction. (pp. 48-74). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

*Journal for Research in Mathematics Education*monograph series

*(Vol. 16, pp. 129–148). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.*

*Strategy use indicative of an understanding of units of length*. In M. Pinto & T. Kawasaki (EDs), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2 (2010): 281-288.

### Conference Proceeding

Cullen, C. J., & Martin, T. S. (2018). Exploring trigonometric relationships: Is it a function? In Editors,

*Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 259–262). Greenville, SC: Publisher.

Dimmel, J., Nickels, M., Cullen, C., & Bock, C. (2018). Mathematical making in immersive virtual environments working group. In Editors,

*Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 1422–1428). Greenville, SC: Publisher.

*Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 1329–1336). Indianapolis, IN: Hoosier Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

*Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*(pp. 171–178). Chicago, IL. Retrieved from http://pmena.org/2013/files/PMENA2013_Conference_Proceedings.pdf

### Journal Article

Cullen, C. J., & Hertel, J. T. (2023). Improving our criticism of technology in mathematics education.

*Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK–12, 116*(5), 314–321. https://doi.org/10.5951/mtlt.2023.0004

Hertel, J. T., & Cullen, C. J. (2023). Technology: Reflecting and Moving Forward.

*Mathematics Teacher: Teaching and Learning PK–12, 116*(5), 310–311. https://doi.org/10.5951/MTLT.2023.0053

Rupnow, T., O’Dell, J. R., Barrett, J. E., Cullen, C. J., Clements, D. H., Sarama, J., Rutherford, G. (2022). Children’s Construction of a Volume Calculation Algorithm for a Rectangular Prism with a Dynamic Virtual Manipulative, *Journal of Mathematical Behavior*, 67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmathb.2022.100998

Sarama, J., Clements, D. H., Barrett, J. E., Cullen, C. J., Hudyma, A., & Vanegas, Y. (2022). Length measurement in the early years: teaching and learning with learning trajectories, *Mathematical Thinking and Learning*, 24:4, 267-290, DOI: 10.1080/10986065.2020.1858245

Cullen, C. J., Hertel, J. T., & Nickels, M. (2020). The Roles of Technology in Mathematics Education.

*The Educational Forum,*

*84*(2), 166-178. doi:10.1080/00131725.2020.1698683

### Presentations

*The 38th Annual Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference - Southern Section.*

^{st }Annual Conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML).

^{st}Annual Conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML).

*. Presented at the*

**Sine, Cosine, Tangent → Sine, Secant, Tangent***The 37th Annual Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference - Southern Section.*

### Grants & Contracts

*Learning Trajectories to Support the Growth of Measurement Knowledge: Pre-K through Middle School*. National Science Foundation: Discovery Research K-12. Federal. (2014)

*Mathematical Concept Development through Measurement for teachers of Grades 1 through 5*. Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program. (2012)

*Formative Assessment Improving Teachers' Instructional Practices*. Mathematics and Science Partnerships (Illinois State Board of Education). Illinois State University.

*Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program- Mathematical Concept Development through Measurement for teachers of Grades 1 through 5 stage II*. Department of Education. State.

*Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program-Mathematical Concept Development through Measurement for teachers of Grades 1 through 5*. Department of Education. State.