Patricia Hunsader, Ph.D.

 

Assistant Professor
College of Education
Phone: 941-359-4778
Fax: 941-359-4778
Office: USFSM B327

Dr. Tricia Hunsader is Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee campus. She teaches courses in graduate and undergraduate mathematics education, as well as children's literature. Dr. Hunsader earned her Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Elementary Education and a cognate in Mathematics Education from the University of South Florida, Tampa in 2005. She is co-author of Mathematical Literacy: Helping Students Make Meaning in the Middle Grades (2008) and has published articles in journals including Reading Teacher, Dimensions in Mathematics, Florida Reading Quarterly, Principal, and Education Digest. Her research interests focus on the link between reading and mathematical problem solving as well as the influence of mathematics curriculum on student achievement. She has presented Hands-On Mathematics teacher workshops in the United States and Guatemala. Her classroom experience includes teaching high school mathematics as well as 5th grade.

Education

Ph.D., University of South Florida
M.A.,  University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee
B.A., University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee 

Research Interests

The link between reading and mathematical problem solving; The influence of mathematics curriculum on student achievement.

Selected Publications and Research

Thompson, D. R., Kersaint, G., Richards, J. C., Hunsader, P. D., & Rubenstein, R. N. (2008). Mathematical literacy: Helping students make meaning in the middle grades. Portsmouth, NJ: Heinemann.

Hunsader, P. D. (2006). Mathematics trade books: Establishing their value and assessing their quality. In Moss, G., Swim, T. J., Cross, D. J., Sholl, P., & Laidroo, I. (Eds.), Annual editions: Early childhood and elementary literacy. Hightstown, NJ: McGraw- Hill/Dushkin. (originally published in The Reading Teacher)

Hunsader, P. D. (2005). Lessons learned about boys’ and girls’ mathematical problem solving: The solution processes, performance, linguistic explanations, self-efficacy, and self-assessment of fifth-grade students of varying reading and mathematics abilities. Unpublished doctoral dissertation.

Hunsader, P. D. (2004). Mathematics trade books: Establishing their value and assessing their quality. Reading Teacher, 57(7), 618-629.

Hunsader, P. D. (2003). Our place in space. Dimensions in Mathematics, 23(1), 16-20.

Hunsader, P. D. (2002). Civil war in the United States and Sierra Leone: A high-interest theme for mathematics integration. Trends and Issues, 14(3), 49-54.

Hunsader, P. D. (2002). Mathematical language: Comprehension, readability, and testing. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 39(2), 6-10.

Hunsader, P. D. (2002). Why boys fail and what we can do about it. Principal, 82(2), 52-54.

Hunsader, P. D. (2002). Why boys fail: Unlearned literacy. Education Digest, 68(4), 29-31.

 

Teaching

Dr. Hunsader teaches in the areas of Mathematics Education and Children’s Literature. She also works with interns in North Port.