Lew, Kristen
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Kristen Lew, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Mathematical Language/Communication, Proof and reasoning, Proof comprehension

Dr. Kristen Lew received her PhD in Mathematics Education at Rutgers University in 2016. After completing her PhD, Dr. Lew spend a year as a postdoctoral associate at Arizona State University. Her research interests focuses on better understanding the communicative aspect of mathematical proofs: how mathematicians present proofs and how students understand and implement the language of mathematical proof writing.
Selected Publications:
 Lew, K., MejaRamos, J.P. (Accepted). Linguistic conventions of mathematical proof writing at the undergraduate level: Mathematicians' and students' perspectives. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
 Weber, K., Lew, K., MejaRamos, J.P (Accepted). Using expectancy value theory to account for students' mathematical justifications. Cognition and Instruction.
 Lew, K. & Zazkis, D. (Accepted). Undergraduate mathematics students' athome exploration of a proveordisprove task. The Journal of Mathematical Behavior.
 MejaRamos, J.P., Lew, K., de la Torre, J., Weber, K. (2017). Developing and validating proof comprehension tests in undergraduate mathematics. Research in Mathematics Education, 19(2), 130146.
 Weber, K., FukawaConnelly, T. P., MejaRamos, J.P., Lew, K. (2016). How to help students understand lectures in advanced mathematics. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 63(10), 11901193.

Lew, K., FukawaConnelly, T., MejaRamos, J.P., Weber, K. (2016). Lectures in advanced mathematics: Why students might not understand what the professor is trying to convey. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 47(2), 162198.
Current projectsgrants:
 Mathematicians' Evaluations of Undergraduate Students' Proofs. $8,000. Kristen Lew, Principal Investigator, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University. (20182019)
 Investigating the Language of Undergraduate Proof Writing
 Understanding Mathematical Maturity
 Identifying Metaphors Mathematicians Use to Describe Mathematical Practice