Publications

Refereed Publications (Journal articles, proceeding papers, books, etc.)

Koirala, H. P. (2005). The effect of mathmagic on the algebraic knowledge and skills of low-performing high school students. In H. L. Chick & J. L. Vincent (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty Ninth Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 3 (pp. 209-216). Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne.

Koirala, H. P., & Garcia, H. I. (2004, Spring). Magic squares: A motivating tool for mathematical and algebraic reasoning. Connecticut Mathematics Journal, 13-20.

Koirala, H. P. (2003). Secondary school mathematics preservice teachers’ probabilistic reasoning in individual and pair settings. In N. A. Pateman, B. J. Dougherty, & J. Zilliox (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty Seventh Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 3 (pp. 149-155). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii.

Koirala, H. P., & Bowman, J. K. (2003). Preparing middle level preservice teachers to integrate mathematics and science: Problems and possibilities. School Science and Mathematics, 103(3), 145-154.

Koirala, H. P. (2002). Secondary school preservice teachers' understanding of probability: An experiment with three dice. Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, 24(4), 20-34.

Koirala, H. P., & Goodwin, P. M. (2002). Middle-level students learn mathematics using the U.S. map. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 8(2), 86-90.

Koirala, H. P. (2002). Facilitating student learning through math journals. In A. D. Cockburn & E. Nardi (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty Sixth Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 3 (pp. 217-224). Norwich, United Kingdom: University of East Anglia.

Koirala, H. P. (2000, Winter). Exploring mathematics using the United States Map: A thematic unit for the middle school. Connecticut Mathematics Journal, 9-13.

Koirala, H. P., & Goodwin, P. M. (2000). Teaching algebra in the middle grades using mathmagic. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 5(9), 562-566.

Bowman, J. K., Koirala, H. P., Edmonds, L. E., & Davis, M. (2000). Graphing calculators: Critical tools for actively teaching math and science. Computers in the Schools, 16(3/4), 135-149.

Bowman, J. K., Koirala, H. P., Edmonds, L. E., & Davis, M. (2000). Graphing calculators: Critical tools for actively teaching math and science. In D. L. Johnson, C. D. Maddux, & L. Liu (Eds.), Integration of technology into the classroom: Case studies (pp. 135-149). New York, NY: The Haworth Press.

Koirala, H. P. (1999). Inconsistencies in preservice teachers' thinking about probability. In F. Hitt & M. Santos (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 2 (pp. 479-484). Columbus, OH: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

Koirala, H. P. (1999). Teaching mathematics using everyday contexts: What if academic mathematics is lost?  In O. Zaslavsky (Ed.), Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 3 (pp. 161-168), Haifa, Israel: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Koirala, H. P, Bowman, J. K., & Davis, M. (1999). Integrating mathematics, science, and technology through the physics of space. In J. D. Price, J. Willis, D. A. Willis, M. Jost, & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of the10th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (pp. 1502-1506) [CD], San Antonio, TX: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Koirala, H. P. (1998). Preservice teachers' conceptions of probability in relation to its history. In A. Olivier, & K. Newstead (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 3 (pp. 135-142), Stellenbosch, South Africa: University of Stellenbosch.

Koirala, H. P. (1997). Teaching of calculus for students’ conceptual understanding. The Mathematics Educator, 2(1), 52–62.

Koirala, H. P (1997, Spring). Secondary school mathematics preservice teachers’ understanding of probability. The Connecticut Mathematics Journal, 19–25.

Koirala, H. P., & Koe, C. (1992). Calculus in the secondary schools of British Columbia and in the colleges of Nepal. Vector, 34(1), 56-62.

Koirala, H. P. (1991). A comparison of problems faced by mathematics educators in developing and developed countries: A case study of Nepal and England. Tribhuvan University Journal, 14(1), 15-25.

Koirala, H. P. (1991). The calculus for beginners: With basic concepts and applications. Kathmandu, Nepal: Tribhuvan University Curriculum Development Center.

Koirala, H. P. (1989). Computers in education: An experience of developed and developing countries and their possible implications for Nepal. Curriculum Development Quarterly, 12(1), 13-20.

Koirala, H. P. (1985). The development of different kinds of geometry and their teaching implications for Nepal. Curriculum Development Quarterly, 7(2), 8-14.

Koirala, H. P. (1984). What is calculus (in Nepali)?  Curriculum Development Quarterly, 6(2), 16-19.

Publications (Refereed abstracts)

Koirala, H. P., & Davis, M. (2004). Using student work to assess teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge of mathematics [Abstract]. Abstracts of short presentations (p. 10), Copenhagen, Denmark: 10th International Congress on Mathematical Education.

Koirala, H. P. (2003). Student created mathmagic and their relationship to school algebra. In N. A. Pateman, B. J. Dougherty, & J. Zilliox (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty Seventh Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 1 (p. 298). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii.

Koirala, H. P. (2002). Pair problem solving in probabilistic situations. In D. S. Mewborn et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 3, (pp. 1343-1344). Columbus, OH: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

Koirala, H. P. (2002). Opening the mathematical horizon using open-ended tasks. In A. D. Cockburn & E. Nardi (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty Sixth Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 1 (p. 351). Norwich, United Kingdom: University of East Anglia.

Koirala, H. P. (2001). Math journals: Tools for the growth of mathematical understanding. In R. Speiser, C. A. Maher, & C. N. Walter (Eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 2, (pp. 953-954). Columbus, OH: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.

Koirala, H. P. (2001). Teaching mathematics methods courses to prospective elementary school teachers: Five years of reflection. In M. V. D. Heuvel-Panhuizen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (p. 328). Utrecht, The Netherlands: Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University.

Koirala, H. P. (2001). Elementary school preservice teachers' understanding of zero. In M. V. D. Heuvel-Panhuizen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (p. 403). Utrecht, The Netherlands: Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University.

Koirala, H. P. (2000). A teacher educator's dilemma of teaching mathematics education courses [Abstract]. In Y. Hashimoto & E. Nagasaki (Eds.), Abstracts of short presentations (p. 183), Tokyo/Makuhari, Japan: 9th International Congress on Mathematical Education.

Koirala, H. P. (1996). Conceptions of probability [Abstract]. In R. L. Gonzalez (Ed.), Book of abstracts of short presentations (p. 45), Seville, Spain: 8th International Congress on Mathematical Education.

Publications (Reviews and abstracts, Not refereed)

Koirala, H. P. (2005, July).  A review of “Standards-based mathematics assessment in middle school: Rethinking classroom practice.” Choice.

Koirala, H. P. (2004, May). A review of “Engaging young children in mathematics: Standards for early childhood mathematics education.” Choice.

Koirala, H. P. (2003, December). A review of “Which way social justice in mathematics education?” Choice.

Koirala, H. P. (2003, November). A review of “Mathematica for Students.” Mathematics Teacher, 96(8), 606 .

Koirala, H. P. (2003, November). A review of “Math wonders to inspire teachers and students.” Choice.

Koirala, H. P. (2003, July). A review of “Math through the ages: A gentle history for teachers and others.” Choice.

Koirala, H. P. (2003, February). A review of “Fractals, graphics, and mathematics education."  Choice.

Koirala, H. P. (2002, September). A review of “Using Internet primary sources to teach critical thinking skills in mathematics."  Choice 40(1).

Koirala, H. P. (2002, March). A review of “Beyond classical pedagogy: Teaching elementary school mathematics."  Choice, 39(7).

Koirala, H. P. (2001, September). A review of “Sociocultural research on mathematics education: An international perspective."  Choice,39(1).

Koirala, H. P. (2001). A review of “The universal history of computing: From the abacus to the quantum computer.”  Mathematics Teacher, 94 (6), 520.

Koirala, H. P. (2001, May). A review of “Beyond formulas in mathematics and teaching: Dynamics of the high school algebra classroom."  Choice, 38(9).

Koirala, H. P. (2001, January). A review of “Innovations in science and mathematics education: Advanced designs for technologies of learning."  Choice, 38(3).

Koirala, H. P. (2000, September). A review of “Symbolizing and communicating in mathematics classrooms: Perspectives on discourse, tools, and instructional design."  Choice, 38(1), 188.

Koirala, H. P. (2000). A review of “What counts: How every brain is hardwired for math.”  Mathematics Teacher, 93(4), 354-5.

Koirala, H. P. (1999). A review of “Word problems: Research and curriculum reform.”  Choice, 37(1), 203.

Koirala, H. P. (1999). A review of “Mathematics: Its power and utility.”  Mathematics Teacher, 92(4), 371.

Koirala, H. P. (1995). Conceptions of probability held by preservice teachers of secondary school mathematics. Dissertation Abstract, DAI, Vol. 57-03A (AAINN05990).

Conference Presentations (International, All refereed and invited)

Koirala, H. P. (2005, July). The effect of mathmagic on the algebraic knowledge and skills of low-performing high school students.  Research report presented at the Twenty Ninth Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Koirala, H., & Davis, M. (2004, July). Development and implementation of a competency-based performance assessment to measure high school mathematics preservice teachers’ mathematical knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Session presented at the Topic Study Group 27 (Assessment Group) at the 10th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Koirala, H., & Davis, M. (2004, July). Using student work to assess teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge of mathematics. Poster and round table session presented at the 10th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Koirala, H. P. (2003, July). Secondary school mathematics preservice teachers’ probabilistic reasoning in individual and pair settings. Research report presented at the Twenty seventh Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education/25th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

Koirala, H. P. (2003, July). Student created mathmagic and their relationship to school algebra. Poster presented at the Twenty seventh Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education/25th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

Koirala, H. P. (2002, October). Pair problem solving in probabilistic situations. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Koirala, H. P. (2002, July). Facilitating student learning through math journals. Research report presented at the Twenty Sixth Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.

Koirala, H. P. (2002, July). Opening the mathematical horizon using open-ended tasks. Poster presented at the Twenty Sixth Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.

Koirala, H. P. (2001, October). Math journals: Tools for the growth of mathematical understanding. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Snowbird, UT.

Koirala, H. P. (2001, July). Teaching mathematics methods courses to prospective elementary school teachers: Five years of reflection. Paper presented at the 25th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Koirala, H. P. (2001, July). Elementary school preservice teachers' understanding of zero. Poster presented at the 25th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Koirala, H. P., Bowman, J. K., Davis, M. & Edmonds, L. E (2000, August). Changing the teaching of math and science in the middle grades using graphing calculators. Session presented at the 9th International Congress of Mathematical Education (ICME, WGA11, The Use of Technology in Mathematics Education), Tokyo/Makuhari, Japan.

Koirala, H. P. (2000, August). A teacher educator’s dilemma of teaching mathematics education courses. Poster presented at the 9th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME), Tokyo/Makuhari, Japan.

Koirala, H. P. (1999, October). Inconsistencies in preservice teachers' thinking about probability. Research report presented at the Twenty First Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Av. Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

Koirala, H. P. (1999, July). Teaching mathematics using everyday contexts: What if academic mathematics is lost?  Research report presented at the 23rd annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Davis, M., Bowman, J. K., & Koirala, H. P (1999, March). Integrating mathematics, science, and technology through the physics of space. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, San Antonio, TX.

Koirala, H. P. (1998, July). Preservice teachers' conceptions of probability in relation to its history. Research report presented at the 22nd annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Koirala, H. P. & Stoloff, D. L. (1997, June). Developing borderless curriculum through the internet. Paper/workshop presented at the 7th International Conference on Thinking, Singapore.

Koirala, H. P. (1996, July). Conceptions of probability. Poster presented at the 8th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME), Seville, Spain.

Conference Presentations (National, All refereed and invited)

Koirala, H. P. (2005, January). Curriculum mapping as a means of addressing the NCATE/NCTM program standards in secondary mathematics teacher preparation. Session presented at the ninth annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Dallas, TX.

Koirala, H. P. (2004, January). Development of an assessment task and rubric to measure secondary school preservice teacher candidates’ content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge. Session presented at the eighth annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, San Diego, CA.

Koirala, H. P. (2003, October). Linking assessment of secondary teacher candidates to standardized performance assessment of high school students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the School Science and Mathematics Association, Columbus, OH.

Koirala, H. P., & Garcia, H. I. (2003, April). From magic squares to algebra: A realistic approach. Session presented at the 81st annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), San Antonio, TX.

Koirala, H. P., & Goodwin P. M. (2001, April). Motivating students with Turtle Geometry. Session presented at the 79th annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Orlando, FL.

Koirala, H. P., & Bowman, J. K. (2001, January). Integrating mathematics and science: Issues in preparing teachers. Session presented at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Costa Mesa, CA.

Koirala, H. P., & Goodwin P. M. (2000, April). Middle school students and preservice teachers learn mathematics using LOGO as a problem-solving tool. Session presented at the 78th annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Chicago, IL.

Bowman, J. K., & Koirala, H. P. (2000, April). Constructing integrated middle level unit plans using the learning cycle. Session presented at the national convention of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Orlando, FL.

Koirala, H. P. (1999, April). Introducing algebra using mathmagic. Session presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), San Francisco, CA.

Koirala, H. P. (1998, April). Magic squares: Their roles in motivating students to learn mathematics. Session presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Washington, DC.

Koirala, H. P. (1997, April). Integrating mathematics and social studies through the US map: A tool for teachers. Session presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Minneapolis, MN.

Bowman, J. K. & Koirala, H. P. (1997, March). Learning to teach teachers: Struggles of two teacher educators. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Koirala, H. P. (1996, April). Preservice teachers’ use of everyday experiences in solving probability problems. Paper (round table) presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York City, NY.

Koirala, H. P. (1995, April). Do university mathematics graduates use probability in their everyday lives?  Paper (round table) presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Koirala, H. P. (1995, April). Feeling the resistance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), (as a part of an Interactive symposium on Learning to Teach Prospective Teachers to Teach for Understanding), San Francisco, CA.

Koirala, H. P (1994, June). Teaching mathematics through students' everyday experiences. Paper (roundtable) presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Studies in Education (CSSE), Calgary, Canada.

Koirala, H. P (1994, April). Social issues in mathematics textbooks in Nepal and British Columbia. Paper (roundtable) presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.