My Research

Pre-service teachers’ understanding of and confidence with mathematics:

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LeSage, A. (2013). Math4Teachers Video Clips: A supplemental resource for supporting pre-service elementary mathematics teachers. In Martinovic, D., Freiman, V., & Karadag, Z. (Eds.), Visual Mathematics and Cyberlearning. Series: Mathematics Education in a Digital Era, Vol. 1.

LeSage, A. (2012). Adapting math instruction to support prospective elementary teachers. Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE). 9(1). doi: 10.1108/17415651211228077

LeSage, A. (May, 2011). Supporting elementary pre-service teachers’ understanding of mathematic. Paper presented at The Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Fredericton, New Brunswick.

LeSage, A. (July, 2011). So much to do, so little time: Supporting elementary pre-service teachers’ sense of rational numbers. Paper presented at The International Association for Development of the Information Society e-Learning Conference (IADIS). Rome, Italy.

Mathematics Reform Teaching:

Ross, J.A., Hogoboam-Gray, A., McDougall, D., & LeSage, A. (2003). A Survey Measuring Elementary Teachers’ Implementation of Standards-based Mathematics Teaching. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. 34 (4), 344 – 363.

McDougall, D., Ross, J. A., & LeSage, A. (2001). Development of a Rubric to Measure Mathematics Teacher Reform. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education – North America (PME-NA). Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ross, J., McDougall, D., & LeSage, A. (2001). The contribution of textbooks to the implementation of reform: The case of Quest 2000. In D. McDougall (Ed.), OISE Papers in Mathematics Education, 2, p.35 – 50. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Ross, J. A., McDougall, D., & LeSage, A. (2001). Implementation of Grade 1-8 Mathematics. A review of Quest 2000 textbooks.  Technical Report. Peterborough, ON: OISE/UT Trent Valley Centre.

Ross, J.A., McDougall, D., & LeSage, A. (2001). Evaluation of Math-E-motion Summer Institute. Technical Report. Peterborough, ON: OISE/UT Trent Valley Centre.

Students At-Risk in Mathematics:

LeSage, A. (2010). Review of Continuum Based Mathematics Professional Development Project. Final Report to the Durham Catholic District School Board. Technical Report. Oshawa, Ontario: UOIT.

LeSage, A. (2010). Student Understanding of Number Sense: Error Analysis. Supplemental Report to the Durham Catholic District School Board. Oshawa, Ontario: UOIT.

LeSage, A. (January, 2009). Students at-risk: What can they tell us about teaching and learning mathematics? Paper presented at the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI). Vancouver, British Columbia.

 LeSage, A. (2006). Programming, Remediation and Intervention for Students in Mathematics – North Eastern Ontario [PRISM-NEO]. Final Report to the Ministry of Education on the PRISM-NEO Research. (PDF).  Also available on-line at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/studentsuccess/lms/files/prism/PRISMreportNEO.pdf

 Audience Response Systems (aka ”Clickers“): 

Kay, R. H., LeSage, A., & Knaack, L. (2010). Examining the use of audience response systems in secondary school classrooms: A formative analysis. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 21(3).

Kay, R. H., & LeSage, A. (2009). Examining the benefits and challenges of using audience response systems: A review of the literature. Computers and Education. 53(3), 819 – 827.

Kay, R. H., & LeSage, A. (2009). A strategic assessment of audience response systems used in higher education. Australian Journal of Educational Technology. 25(2), 235 – 249. Available on line at http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet.html.

LeSage, A. (2002). Developing Algebraic Thinking Through Open Explorations: The phenomena of C.O.W’s at Colegio Bolivar. In D. McDougall (Ed.), OISE Papers in Mathematics Education, 2, p.35 – 50. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Children’s Literature and Mathematics:

LeSage, A. (2013). Don’t count on the quality of children’s counting books. Paper to be presented at the 57th International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) World Assembly. Bangkok, Thailand. (PDF)

LeSage, A. (2012). Beyond the “WOW factor”: A framework for selecting children’s literature for teaching mathematics. Paper presented at The Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Waterloo, Ontario.

Mathematics Life Histories: 

LeSage, A. (2005). Reconstructing mathematics practices: Two stories of teacher change and curriculum reform. Unpublished Doctoral thesis, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of theUniversity ofToronto,Toronto,Ontario.

LeSage, A. (2004). Life Stories and Concept Maps: Potential Tools for Understanding Mathematics Beliefs and Practices. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education – North America (PME-NA). Toronto, Ontario.

Cross Cultural Immersion (International Teachers):

LeSage, A. (2007). Cross-Cultural Immersion: A Catalyst for Influencing Teacher Identity and World-views. Paper presented at the International Study Association for Teachers and Teaching (ISATT) Conference. St. Catharines, Ontario.

LeSage, A. (1999). Exploring the relationship between international teachers’ mathematics beliefs and instructional practices. Unpublished Master thesis, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario.