Hyunyi Jung

Hyunyi Jung 

Assistant Professor

Hyunyi Jung

Phone

352-294-2228

Email

Address

IALT PO Box 117048
Gainesville, FL 32611

About

My research focuses on the learning and teaching of mathematics as a humanizing practice. To make mathematics more appealing and accessible to students and teachers, I have focused on approaches to designing, teaching, and reflecting on equitable mathematics curricula. One approach is enacting mathematical modeling, which involves using mathematics and personal experiences to make decisions about the real world. Another approach involves developing, enacting, and investigating culturally sustaining mathematics curricula that connect mathematics with the life experiences of learners. These approaches require not only an understanding of mathematical content but also an appreciation of a broader social system that influences mathematical learning and is shaped by mathematical explorations and experiences.

To continue understanding the rapidly changing K-12 learning environments, I have collaborated with teachers to implement mathematical activities in schools and have led mathematical modeling summer camps and after-school programs for young learners. My primary approach to connect theory and practice involves using design-based research to investigate culturally sustaining practice and identify the theoretical perspectives of instructional design, implementation, and discourse that become apparent from the practice of mathematical modeling and other rich problem-solving experiences.

Affiliations

  • School of Teaching and Learning
  • Institute for Advanced Learning Technologies

Research Interests

Culturally Sustainable Pedagogy, Curriculum Development, Knowledge and Theory, Mathematical Modeling, Mathematics Education, Professional Development, STEM Teaching Assistant Development

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics EducationPurdue UniversityM.S.Ed. in Mathematics EducationIndiana University Bloomington

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, University of Florida 2020-present
  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Marquette University, 2017-2020
  • Mathematical Modeling Summer Camp/After School Program Director, Marquette University, 2018-2020
  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Calvin University, 2015-2017
  • University Supervisor, Purdue University, 2013

Activities and Honors

  • Research Catalyst Award, University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning, 2021
  • Faculty Development Award, Marquette University, 2018
  • STaR Fellow, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2016
  • Diekema Fellow, Calvin University, 2016-2017
  • Dean's Doctoral Scholarship, Purdue University, 2014
  • Susan Gay Scholarship, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2013
  • Best Poster Award, Purdue University, 2012
  • Mike Keedy Mathematics Education Fellowship, Purdue University, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Graduate Student Travel Award, Purdue University, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Recognition of Excellence for PRAXIS II Scores, Educational Testing Service, 2011
  • Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship, Purdue University, 2011-2015

Selected Grants

Collaborative Research: Developing and Exploring Mathematical Modeling Curricula for Pre-Service K-8 Teachers.

Role
  • PI
Funding Agency
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), DUE-IUSE Grant
Project Period
  • 2019-2022
Award Amount
  • $299,645

Enhancing access through Algebra nation

Role
  • Co-PI
Funding Agency
  • Gates Foundation, Phase 2
Project Period
  • 2021
Award Amount
  • $999,997

Affective Domain Development in Mathematics Education

Role
  • Co-PI
Funding Agency
  • University of Florida, Shewey Foundation Endowment Fund
Project Period
  • 2021-2023
Award Amount
  • $40,000

Balance the Equation - design and develop culturally relevant online algebra modules for the Math Nation platform

Role
  • Co-PI
Funding Agency
  • Gates Foundation, Phase 1
Project Period
  • 2021
Award Amount
  • $100,000

Mathematical Modeling Summer Camp

Role
  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, DPI Precollege Scholarship Program Grant
Project Period
  • 2019-2020
Award Amount
  • $11,200

Mathematical Modeling Experiences for Students and Future Teachers

Role
  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Marquette University, The Explorer Challenge Award
Project Period
  • 2018
Award Amount
  • $24,503

Exploring Opportunities to Learn about Algebraic Modeling, Connections, and Technology in Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs

Role
  • Co-PI
Funding Agency
  • The Spencer Foundation, Small Research Grants
Project Period
  • 2017
Award Amount
  • $49,936

Investigating Future Teachers Learning about Algebra and Modeling

Role
  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Calvin University, Calvin Research Fellowships
Project Period
  • 2016-2017
Award Amount
  • $12,000

Algebra Learning Opportunities Valued by Preservice Secondary Teachers

Role
  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Calvin University, Science Research Fellowships
Project Period
  • 2016
Award Amount
  • $14,200

Selected Publications

  • Jung, H., Wickstrom, M. & Piasecki, C. (accepted). Bridging modeling and environmental issues. Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12.
  • Jung, H., & Magiera, M. (2021). Connecting mathematical modeling and social justice through problem posing. Mathematical Thinking and Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/10986065.2021.1966713
  • Brady, C. & Jung, H. (2021). Modeling presentations: Towards an assessment of emerging classroom cultures of modeling. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1-25. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10649-021-10056-x
  • Jung, H., & *Brand, S. (2021). Student actions for social justice-oriented mathematical tasks. Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12, 114(5), 378-385. https://pubs.nctm.org/view/journals/mtlt/114/5/article-p378.xml
  • Jung, H., & *Brand, S. (2021). Synthesizing research of mathematical modeling in early grades. In Suh, J., Wickstrom, M.H., English, L.D. (Eds). Exploring Mathematical Modeling with Young Learners. Early Mathematics Learning and Development. Springer, Cham, pp. 25-43. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-63900-6_2
  • *Brand, S., Jung, H., *Dorlack, A., & **Gailliot, S. (2021). Launching a mathematical modeling lesson. Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12, 114(4), 298-305. https://pubs.nctm.org/view/journals/mtlt/114/4/article-p298.xml
  • Harper, F., Maher, E., & Jung, H. (2020). Whiteness as a stumbling block in learning to teach mathematics for social justice. Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 13(1), 5-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/19477503.2020.1827662
  • Jung, H., & Brady, C. (2020). Maintaining rich dialogic interactions in the transition to synchronous online learning. Information and Learning Sciences, 121(5/6), 391-400. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-04-2020-0096

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