Elaine Tuft

Faculty Member

Dr. Elaine Tuft

Biography

Education
Ph.D. - Michigan State University - Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy with an emphasis in Mathematics Education
M.A. - Utah State University - Elementary Education with emphases in Mathematics Education and Education of the Gifted and Talented
B.S. - Utah State University - Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Courses Taught
EDEL 4510 - Elementary Mathematics Methods I
EDEL 4550 - Elementary Mathematics Methods II
EDUC 6110 - Applied Statistics for Education

Research Interests
I am interested in learning about all aspects related to how children learn mathematics and how we can better prepare elementary teachers to teach mathematics.
I am interested in general in how we can best prepare future elementary school teachers for all facets of that career.

Representative Scholarly Work
I have made more than 60 refereed or invited presentations at professional conferences and other educational events.
Journals I have been published in include Educational Research: Theory & Practice, Utah Mathematics Teacher, Universal Journal of Education, and The Researcher.

Representative Service
Utah Valley University
- Faculty Senator
- Faculty Senate Executive Board, Chair of Personnel and Elections Standing Committee
- Retention, Tenure, Promotion, and Appeals Committee
- General Education Committee
School of Education
- Accreditation Committee
- Innovation in Teaching and Learning Committee Chair
- Inclusion Committee
- Global Committee
- Flexible Learning Committee
- Coordinator, Elementary Robotics Program
- Graduate Procedures Committee

Representative Professional Organization Service
President - Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (NRMERA)
President - Utah Association of Teacher Educators (UATE)
President - Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (UAMTE)
Board Member (Director-at-Large) - School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA)
Program Chair - 2019 Annual SSMA Convention in Salt Lake City, UT

Teaching

EDUC 6110

Applied Statistics for Education, Summer 2021

EDUC 6110

Applied Statistics for Education, Summer 2021

EDEL 4550

Elementary Math Methods II, Spring 2021

EDEL 4880

Student Teaching--Grades K-6, Spring 2021

Presentations

Sowder, Mary , Tuft, Elaine (Presenter & Author), SSMA Annual Convention, "Science Notebooks", School Science and Mathematics Association, Ft. Meyers, FL. (November 4, 2010)
Sowder, Mary (Presenter & Author), Tuft, Elaine (Presenter & Author), NRMERA Annual Conference, "Introducing the Use of Science Notebooks for Teaching Elementary Science_ Pre-serviceTeachers’ Responses. ", Northern Rocky Mt. Educational Research Assn, Jackson Hole, WY. (October, 2009)
Sowder, Mary (Presenter & Author), Tuft, Elaine (Presenter & Author), SSMA Annual Convention, "Rolling with Force and Motion_ Investigations in Math and Science. ", School Science and Mathematics Association, Reno, NV. (October, 2009)