Jocelyn Rios
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I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona, with a concentration in math education. My resarch focuses on better understanding how to create equitable math learning experiences for students from historically underserved backgrounds. My research interests lie along two interrelated lines of inquiy: (1) understanding and developing asset-based approahces to mathematics education and (2) exploring the impact of active learning on classroom equity, particularly in multilingual spaces.
I am from Pueblo, Colorado. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, and spending time with my family.
All of my education has proudly been at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
Dissertation - Critically examining the multilingual undergraduate math classroom: A mixed methods study.
Directors: Aditya Adiredja and Marta Civil.
August 2017 - May 2022
Thesis - The Effects of Different Teaching Methods on Student Attitude and Achievement in Calculus Recitations.
Director: Michael Nakamaye.
August 2014 - May 2017
August 2009 - May 2013
Objective: Use a mixed methods approach to better understand how bilingual students for whom English is an additional language navigate the multilingual, undergraduate math classroom, and to what extent active learning served as an equitable teaching approach.
January 2021 - May 2022
Objective: Develop a rigorous, dual enrollment pre-calculus course at local high schools in Tucson (project funded by a Title V grant).
January 2021 - May 2022
Objective: Develop a better understanding of how undergraduate students conceptualize group actions when learning them for the first time. Findings can be used to develop a guided reinvention style task to introduce group actions in abstract algebra.
August 2018 - May 2019
Objective: Support incoming graduate students in developing teaching skills (funded by an NSF grant).
January 2015 - December 2015
Objective: Explore the teaching methods that graduate teaching assistants implemented into the calculus recitations and their efficacy in terms of improving students' attitudes towards the recitation, engagement in the recitation, and final course grade.
August 2016 - May 2017
"Taking this class may have been the best decision I made my freshman year…I did really well in this class and I would consider myself not that good at math." — College Algebra, Fall 2018
"I really appreciated that she treated her students like people and was encouraging and helpful." — College Algebra, Fall 2018
"I like how calculus was clearly related to the real world and how the applications of the concepts taught in calculus were shown to be relevant in solving real world problems." — Calculus I, Fall 2019
"Jocelyn is a WONDERFUL instructor. If I could be guaranteed that she would be my instructor for all my future math classes I would willingly minor in math. That is a HIGH praise because math is not my strongest subject." — Calculus I, Fall 2019
"I like how all the concepts were clearly explained and we were exposed to a variety of problems in order to improve our skills." — Calculus I, Fall 2019
Mailing Address:
The University of Arizona, Department of Mathematics
MATH 622, 617 N. Santa Rita Ave.Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone:
(520) 626-041
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