Dr. Sasha Wang came to the Department of Mathematics at Boise State University with an M.S. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Michigan State University in East Lansing. She also has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Hawaii, and a B.A. in Chinese and Philosophy from East China Normal University in Shanghai. Dr. Wang is interested in pre-service teachers' learning of geometry. She has studied the work of the Dutch educator, Pere van Hiele, on classifying the levels of geometric thinking and has worked to build an analytic framework for classifying/analyzing student levels of performances in aspects of geometry, in particular similarity. The title of her dissertation was "The van Hiele Theory Through the Discursive Lens: Prospective Teachers' Geometric Discourses". She was a Doctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum, funded by the National Science Foundation, and also worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Connected Mathematics Project 2 (CMP2) at Michigan State University.
Middle-Grades Mathematics Standards: Issues and Implications (with Aladar Horvath, Leslie Dietiker, Greg Larnell, and John Smith), Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (2008)
Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2001, new versions...
Contributions to Books
The Treatment of Transformations in K-8 Geometry and Measurement Grade-Level Transformations (with John P. Smith III), Variability is the Rule : A Companion Analysis of K-8 State Mathematics (2011)
Prospective Teachers' Levels of Geometric Thinking through the Discursive Lens, Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2011)
This study investigated the changes in prospective elementary school teachers’ geometric discourse on classifying quadrilaterals,...