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Obara, Samuel

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Contact Information
Samuel Obara, Ph.D.
Associate Professor


Office: MCS 565
Email: so16@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.3793
 
Research Interest
Mathematics Education

Professor Obara received his Ph.D. from University of Georgia in 2006. His research focuses on curriculum reform, professional development, teacher collaboration, reflection in teacher development, teacher knowledge, and teacher beliefs and practices and also in the area of mathematical modeling.


Selected Publications:

  • Obara, Samuel; Classroom Experience with New Curriculum Materials during the Implementation of Performance Standards in Mathematics: A Case Study of Teachers Coping with Change, (2007, With Margaret Sloan), submitted to Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Obara, Samuel; Mathematics Coaching: A new Type of Professional Development, (2007) submitted to the School Science and Mathematics Journal.
  • Obara, Samuel; The Role of A Mathematics Coach During the Implementation of Performance Standards, (2007, With Margaret Sloan), submitted to Teacher College Record Journal.
  • Obara, Samuel; School Accountability and Performance Standards in Mathematics: A Tool or a Disaster? (2007) Submitted to Phi Delta Kappan Journal
  • Obara, Samuel; Developing Spatial Skills: Constructing Two-Dimensional Nets of Three-Dimensional Shapes Using Technology, (2007) Submitted to Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
  • Obara, Samuel; Decomposing Solids: Activities to Develop Spatial Sense, (2007) Submitted to Journal of Mathematics Teaching in Middle School.

Selected Publications:

  • Obara, Samuel; The Mathematics Coach and the Implementation of Performance Standards, Annual Joint Mathematics Meeting New Orleans, January 4-8, 2007.
  • Obara, Samuel; The Process and Impact of Implementing Performance Standards in Mathematics, Annual Joint Mathematics Meeting New Orleans, January 4-8, 2007.
  • Obara, Samuel; Curriculum Materials Implementation of the Performance Standards, Meeting of the Texas Section of the MAA. Edinburg, TX. April 12 - 14, 2007