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Joshua Hertel

Associate Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Teaching mathematics with technology, mathematics education history, teaching and learning of trigonometry, and the development of probabilistic reasoning.

Brief biography

I am originally from North Eastern Wisconsin. I attended the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire for my undergraduate work (Music/Mathematics) and then taught mathematics in Neenah, Wisconsin. I had a wonderful experience teaching high school mathematics and decided to pursue graduate work. In 2010, I completed a master's in mathematics at Illinois State University. I then went on to finish a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education in 2013. My dissertation research concerned the teaching and learning of trigonometry in the modern sciences.

Current courses at UWL

MTH 151 - Precalculus
MTH 321 - Teaching Mathematics With Technology
MTH 395 - Independent Study in Computer Science Education
MTH 421 - Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Computer Science in the Secondary School

Education

B.M.E – University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (2005)
M.S. – Illinois State University (2010)
Ph.D. – Illinois State University (2013)

Career

Teaching history

MTH 136 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
MTH 150 - College Algebra
MTH 151 - Precalculus
MTH 321 - Teaching Mathematics With Technology
MTH 395 - Independent Study in Computer Science Education
MTH 421 - Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Computer Science in the Secondary School
EDS 494 - Student Teaching (Supervision)

Kudos

published

Joshua Hertel, Mathematics & Statistics, authored the article "Algorithms and Mathematics Education A Response and Review of Hannah Fry's Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms" in The Mathematics Enthusiast published on Nov. 4 by University of Montana, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library.

Submitted on: Dec. 8, 2022

 

presented

Tushar Das and Joshua Hertel, both Mathematics & Statistics, presented "Building an Anti-deficit Framework for Valuing Thinking About .999…=1" at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference on Jan. 7 online.

Submitted on: Jan. 10, 2022

 

presented

Joshua Hertel, Mathematics & Statistics, presented "Using Labor-Based Grading Contracts in Mathematics Education Coursework" at Group for Education and Research in Mathematics on Oct. 22 online.

Submitted on: Oct. 29, 2021

 

presented

Joshua Hertel, Mathematics & Statistics, presented "Beyond Gotcha Tasks: Developing Tasks for Investigating Informal Notions of Randomness" at Group for Education and Research in Mathematics on April 30 online.

Submitted on: May 3, 2021

 

presented

Joshua Hertel, Mathematics & Statistics, presented "Building an Anti-deficit Framework of Thinking About Infinity" at Group for Education and Research in Mathematics on Feb. 5 online.

Submitted on: Mar. 1, 2021