Contact Info
Phone: 617-353-3289
Email: zfeld@bu.edu

Educational History

  • Ed. D. Mathematics Education, Boston University
  • Ed. M. Mathematics Education, Boston University
  • B. A. Mathematics and Economics, Cornell University

Profile

Dr. Ziv Feldman is a clinical assistant professor of mathematics education at the School of Education at Boston University. His broad interest is in working with pre-service teachers to develop their mathematical knowledge for teaching. Thus far, he has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in mathematics content and methods for pre-service elementary and special education students. Dr. Feldman’s current research focuses on describing the ways in which pre-service elementary teachers’ understanding of number theory topics develops, with the ultimate goal of constructing a map of the number theory conceptual field. He is also a research associate for the Elementary Pre-Service Teachers Mathematics Project (EMP), an NSF-funded project aimed at developing and implementing problem-based mathematical tasks in pre-service elementary mathematics content courses. Prior to his doctoral studies at Boston University, Dr. Feldman taught middle school and high school mathematics for five years.

Courses Taught

  • CAS MA 107 – Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems
  • CAS MA 108 – Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics
  • SED ME 503 – Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems

Selected Publications

  • Cheng, D., Feldman, Z., & Chapin, S. (2011). Maintaining cognitive demands of tasks through small group discussions in pre-service elementary mathematics classrooms. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Reno, NV.

Selected Presentations

  • Feldman, Z., Vought, B., Byrnes, R., Cost, D., & Eggers, D. (October, 2011). How Do We Motivate Students in Math and Science? Linking Math and Science to Engage Students, STEM Summit 2011, Newton, MA.
  • Chedister, M., Bunn, J., Chapin, S., Cheng, D., Feldman, Z., & Salinas, A. (April, 2011). The Use of Discourse in Developing Prospective Teachers’ Mathematical Justifications, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Feldman, Z., & Chedister, M. (April, 2011). Folding and Unfolding: Making Sense of Surface Area. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Feldman, Z., Bunn, J., Chapin, S., Chedister, M., Salinas, A., Cheng, D., & Ng, D. (January, 2011). Using Mathematical Tasks and Discourse-Based Instruction to Promote Pre-Service Elementary Teacher Knowledge. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Irvine, CA.
  • Chapin, S., Feldman, Z., Chedister, M., Cheng, D., Ball, D., Bass, H., Lai, Y., Sherman, D., Sleep, L., Suzuka, K., & Thames, M. (January, 2011). Designing Materials to Support the Learning of K-6 Mathematics Teacher Educators. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.

 

 

Educational History

Ed. D. Mathematics Education, Boston University

Ed. M. Mathematics Education, Boston University

B. A. Mathematics and Economics, Cornell University

Contact Info

Phone: 617-353-3289
Email: zfeld@bu.edu

Profile (BIO)

Dr. Feldman is a clinical assistant professor of mathematics education at the School of Education at Boston University. His broad interest is in working with pre-service teachers to develop their mathematical knowledge for teaching. Thus far, he has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in mathematics content and methods for pre-service elementary and special education students. Dr. Feldman’s current research focuses on describing the ways in which pre-service elementary teachers’ understanding of number theory topics develops, with the ultimate goal of constructing a map of the number theory conceptual field. He is also a research associate for the Elementary Pre-Service Teachers Mathematics Project (EMP), an NSF-funded project aimed at developing and implementing problem-based mathematical tasks in pre-service elementary mathematics content courses. Prior to his doctoral studies at Boston University, Dr. Feldman taught middle school and high school mathematics for five years.

Courses Taught

CAS MA 107 – Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems

CAS MA 108 – Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics

SED ME 503 – Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems

Selected Publications

Cheng, D., Feldman, Z., & Chapin, S. (2011). Maintaining cognitive demands of tasks through small group discussions in pre-service elementary mathematics classrooms. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Reno, NV.

Selected Presentations

Feldman, Z., Vought, B., Byrnes, R., Cost, D., & Eggers, D. (October, 2011). How Do We

Motivate Students in Math and Science? Linking Math and Science to Engage Students, STEM

Summit 2011, Newton, MA.

Chedister, M., Bunn, J., Chapin, S., Cheng, D., Feldman, Z., & Salinas, A. (April, 2011). The Use

of Discourse in Developing Prospective Teachers’ Mathematical Justifications, National Council of

Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, Indianapolis, IN.

Feldman, Z., & Chedister, M. (April, 2011). Folding and Unfolding: Making Sense of Surface

Area. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Feldman, Z., Bunn, J., Chapin, S., Chedister, M., Salinas, A., Cheng, D., & Ng, D. (January,

2011). Using Mathematical Tasks and Discourse-Based Instruction to Promote Pre-Service

Elementary Teacher Knowledge. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Meeting,

Irvine, CA.

Chapin, S., Feldman, Z., Chedister, M., Cheng, D., Ball, D., Bass, H., Lai, Y., Sherman, D., Sleep, L., Suzuka, K., & Thames, M. (January, 2011). Designing Materials to Support the Learning of K-

6 Mathematics Teacher Educators. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.