# Department of Mathematics

## Dr. Cynthia Stenger

### Current Courses

- MA 110 Finite Mathematics
- MA 295 Directed Research
- MA 395 Directed Research

### Education

- 1999 Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
- 1983 M.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville
- 1980 B.A., Mid-America Nazarene University

### Research Interest

- STEM education
- Advanced mathematical thinking
- Using computer programming as an instructional tool
- Conceptions of countably and uncountably infinite sets

### Publications

[15] | Using Computer Programming to Push Students to Build Mental Frameworks for Abstr action and Generalization , In MAA MathFest 2013, Mathematical Association of America, 2013. |

[14] | Establishing the Impact of a Computer Science/Mathematics Anti-Symbiotic Stereot ype in CS Students |

[13] | Using Computer Programming to Push Students to Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making in the High School Classroom , In ACTM Fall Forum 2012, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2012. |

[12] | Involving Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research to Support STEM Education , In Proceedings of the Council on Undergraduate Research, National Council on Undergraduate Research 2012 Biennial Conference, 2012. |

[11] | Using Computational Thinking to Push Students to Acquire Mathematical Reasoning Skills , In 24th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, 2012. |

[10] | A plan for immediate immers ion of computational thinking into the high school math classroom through a partnership with the Alabama math, science, and technology initiative , In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Southeast Regional Conference, ACM, 2012. [pdf] [doi] |

[9] | Using Computational Thinking to Push Students to Acquire Mathematical Reasoning Skills , In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, ICTCM, 2012. |

[8] | Using Programming to Build Abstraction, Generalization, and Proof (Cynthia Stenger, James A. Jerkins, Janet Jenkins), In 62nd Annual Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics Conference, 2012. |

[7] | The Influence of Stereotypes on STEM majors in a Problem-Based Curriculum Investigation: Computer Science vs. Mathematics Majors , In Proceedings of the 53rd Annual ACM Mid-Southeast Conference, 2011. |

[6] | Using spherical trigonometry to develop proof writing skills in a geometry for teachers course , In Abstract, in the proceedings of the Conference of the Southeastern Sectional of the Mathematical Association of America, 2010. |

[5] | A search for a constructivist approach for understanding the uncountable set P (N) , In Revista latinoamericana de investigación en matemática educativa, Comité Latinoamericano de Matemática Educativa, volume 11, 2008. |

[4] | Infinite iterative processes: The Tennis Ball Problem , In European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, volume 1, 2007. |

[3] | Where did the tennis balls disappear to? Things you can see from over there, behind infinity, you can not see from here. , In Abstract, in the proceedings of the 2005 yearly conference of the mathematics teachers in Israel, 2005. |

[2] | Intimations of infinity , In Notices AMS, volume 51, 2004. |

[1] | Thinking processes of GCM: A cognitive inquiry , In Abstract, in the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students. |