PME-NA 2018 Presentations

The Flipped Math Study Team will have two presentations at PME-NA 2018!


Samuel Otten, University of Missouri; Zandra de Araujo, University of Missouri; Milan F. Sherman, Drake University

Flipped instruction is increasing in popularity but the research base is not yet well developed. Many studies of flipped instruction involve a small number of flipped classes being compared to non-flipped classes, but this methodology fails to account for variations in implementations. To aid in the systematic attention to variation, this article presents a framework for flipped mathematics instruction that identifies key features of the videos assigned as homework as well as features of the in-class activities. The framework components are accompanied by proposed quality indicators to further distinguish between flipped lessons that are structurally similar but different in enactment.


Wenmin Zhao, University of Missouri; Jaepil Han, University of Missouri; Jessica Kamuru, University of Missouri; Zandra de Araujo, University of Missouri; Samuel Otten, University of Missouri

Extant classroom observation protocols do not adequately examine the key aspects of flipped mathematics instruction or the nuances between flipped and non-flipped instruction. In this poster, we will share our Flipped Mathematics Instruction Observation Protocol (FMIOP) designed to capture variations in flipped and non-flipped mathematics lessons. FMIOP may serve as a tool that better informs practice in flipped classroom settings.

Presentations for the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference

The Flipped Team will have two presentations this week at the Annual Meeting of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics this week.

The first presentation, Making the Most of Flipped In-Class Time, will be held on Friday, December 1st from 8:30-9:30AM. In this presentation, we will share examples of flipped lessons and engage attendees in discussions of how teachers can structure in-class time for maximum interactivity and learning, problem solving, classroom discussions, and feedback. The presenters will be Sam Otten, Wenmin Zhao, and Zandra de Araujo.

The second presentation, Evaluating Videos for Flipped Instruction, will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 11:00AM-12:00PM.  In this presentation, we will discuss a research-based framework of key characteristics for evaluating videos for flipped instruction. Attendees will be invited to share their experiences selecting and/or designing instructional videos, followed by a discussion of innovative ways of utilizing flipped videos. The presenters will be Zandra de Araujo, Samuel Otten, and Wenmin Zhao.

The Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MoCTM) is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The MoCTM Conference will be held December 1-2 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. The full conference schedule is available here.

Interested in Participating in our Study?

If you are an algebra teacher in Missouri, please see read the message below to learn how you can be a part of our study!

Dear Mathematics Educator,

I am part of a research project at the University of Missouri at Columbia studying how teachers flip their mathematics instruction. The project is currently recruiting teacher participants. This email is asking for your participation in a short survey (~5 minutes) about flipped mathematics instruction. The link of the survey is below:

The purpose of this survey is to gather information about your background with flipped instruction. Participants who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 Visa Gift Cards. Completing the survey does not obligate you to any further participation.

Thank you for your time,

Zandra de Araujo, Samuel Otten, and the Flipped Study Team

Contact: with questions or concerns