Chang, Kuo-Liang
Title:
Assistant Professor - Developmental Math
Office:
LA224b
Mail Code:
176
Last Updated: 11/26/14 -

Kuo-Liang Chang (張國樑 in Chinese)
Email: KChang@uvu.edu
Office: LA 224B, Utah Valley University

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Mathematics Education. Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Program, Teacher Education Department, Michigan State University 2004~2010
M.S. Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Department, Michigan State University 2000~2003
M.A. Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan 1994~1996 
B.B.A. Information Management, Department of Information Management, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan 1989~1994 Minor Degree: Philosophy

TEACHING
Assistant Professor, 2011~
Utah Valley University
Experience: Teaching Mathematics Fundamentals, Foundations of Algebra, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, and Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
Adjunct Instructor, 2011 (Jan.) ~ 2011 (May)
Lansing Community College
Experience: Teaching Intermediate Algebra.

PUBLICATIONS

Chang, K. (2013). Redeem Reasoning. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 18(7), 396-399.

Chang, K., He, J. & Biggs, B. (2012, November). Exploring U.S., Taiwan, and Mainland China Textbooks’ Treatment of Linear equations. In Van Zoest, L. R., Lo, J.-J., & Kratky, J. L. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 72-75). Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.

Chang, K. & Floden, R. (2012). The effect of structure-based instruction on the transfer of learning to solve algebra word problems. Proceedings of the fifteenth conference of the special interest group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Portland, OR.

Chang, K., Males, L., Mosier, A., & Gonulates, F. (2011). Exploring U.S. textbooks’ treatment of the estimation of linear measurements. ZDM –The international journal on mathematics education, 43, 697-708.

Star, J.R. & Chang, K. (2008). Looking inside Chinese mathematics education: A review of How Chinese Learn Mathematics. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 39(2), 213-216.

PRESENTATIONS
Mgonja, T. & Chang, K. (2013, October). The Gap of Transferring Strategies in Solving Linear Equations. Presented at the 19th Annual Conference of Southwest Association for Developmental Education, West Jordan, Utah.

Chang, K., He, J. & Biggs, B. (2012, November). Exploring U.S., Taiwan, and Mainland China Textbooks’ Treatment of Linear equations. In Van Zoest, L. R., Lo, J.-J., & Kratky, J. L. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 72-75). Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.

Chang, K. & Floden, R. (2012). The effect of structure-based instruction on the transfer of learning to solve algebra word problems. Paper presented at the fifteenth conference of the special interest group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Portland, OR.

Chang, K., Biggs, B., & He, J. (2011). Exploring U.S., Taiwan, and Mainland China Textbooks’ Treatment of Linear equations. Presented at the 2011 TERA International Conference on Education: Imagination & Creativity-Wellspring and Streams of Education. Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Chang, K., Mosier, A., & Smith, J. P. (2010, April). How is “Unit Square for Covering Space” Treated in U.S. Elementary Mathematics Textbooks? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Chang, K., Floden, R. E., & Smith, J. P. (2009, April). Investigating Concrete/Real-life Contexts in Textbooks for the Teaching of One-variable Linear Equations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Chang, K., Mosier, A., Males, L., Gonulates, F., & Smith, J. P. (2009, April). What do textbooks say about visual estimation of length? The perspective of meaning negotiation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Chang, K., Mosier, A., Males, L., Gonulates, F., & Smith, J. P. (2009, April). What do textbooks say about visual estimation of length? Presented at the Graduate Academic Conference hosted by the Council of Graduate Students, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Chang, K. & Star, J.R. (2005, October). Investigating variations in problem-solving strategies for solving linear equations. Poster presented at the twenty-seven annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Roanoke, VA.

Floden, R. E. & Chang, K. (2007, December). Interpreting a jazz score: a metaphor for creative teaching in contexts with strong instructional guidance. Paper presented at the 2007 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Smith, J., Dietiker, L., Lee, K., Males, L. M., Figueras, H., Mosier, A., Kuo-Liang Chang & Sisman, G. T. (2008, March). Framing the analysis of written measurement curricula. In Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Star, J.R., Chang, K., Lee, K., & Rittle-Johnson, B. (2007, April). The benefits of comparison in learning to solve equations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Star, J.R., Glasser, H., Lee, K,. Gucler, B., Demir, M., & Chang, K. (2005, April). Investigating the development of students' knowledge of standard algorithms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Star, J.R., Lee, K., Chang, K., Rittle-Johnson, B., & Glasser, H. (2007, April). Investigating student thinking about estimation: What makes a good estimate? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Star, J.R., Rittle-Johnson, B., Lee, K., Samson, J., & Chang, K. (2007, June). When it pays to compare: Experimental evidence for when and how comparison facilitates mathematics learning. Poster presented at the Institute for Education Sciences Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

AWARD & FELLOWSHIP
Dean's Faculty Scholarship Award, Spring 2014, UVU
2005 Summer Research Fellowship, Teacher Education department, MSU.
2008 Summer Research Fellowship, Teacher Education department, MSU.
2009 Research Enhancement Fellowship, Teacher Education department, MSU.
2009 Research Enhancement Fellowship, the Graduate School, MSU.

SERVICE
Faculty Development Coordinator, Since Fall 2012
Intermediate Algebra Course Coordinator, Since Fall 2012
Hybrid Course Research Project Coordinator, Since Fall 2013
Curriculum Review Committee Member, Fall 2012 to Spring 2013
Pre-algebra Course Coordinator, Spring 2012
Reviewer for PME-NA conference, Since Spring 2012
Search Committee Member, Spring 2012
Planning Committee Member, Fall 2011
Reviewer for the Educational Studies in Mathematics Journal, Fall 2011

TEACHING INTERESTS
Developmental mathematics
College mathematics
Mathematics education
Mathematics methods
Philosophy of mathematics

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Mathematics Education
• Algebra and algebra word problems
• Spatial Measurement
Mathematical Cognition
Mathematics Curriculum Analysis
Foundations / Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematics Education