I earned my PhD in mathematics from Louisiana State University. In my postdoctoral years at the University of Connecticut I continued to work in control theory on Lie groups and also worked on partial differential equations that model biological processes. My current research interests are in Mathematics Education. Specifically, college mathematics teaching and learning, mathematics teacher preparation, and K-12 mathematics education. In particular, my work examines:
- Development of Intercultural Competence and Citizenship at the K-20 levels
- Development of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of preservice and inservice teachers
- Supports that enhance Learning Environments in entry-level college mathematics courses
- Characteristics and advancement of Argumentation and Proof at the K-16 levels
- Supports that enhance Professional Development of math and science Teaching Assistants
More specific details can be found under Grant Funded Projects.
Also, feel free to contact me for further details about these initiatives or to discuss other important ideas!
Wagner, M., Cardetti, F., Byram, M. (in press). The Humble Linguist: Enriching Education for Intercultural Citizenship and Intellectual Humility. In E. M. Luef and M. M. Marin (Eds.), The mindful linguist: Interdisciplinary perspectives on language and the brain.
Cardetti, F., Wagner, M., and Byram, M. (in press). Intercultural citizenship as a framework for advancing quantitative literacy across disciplinary boundaries. In Tunstall, L., Piercey, V., & Karaali, G. (Eds.), Shifting Contexts, Stable Core: Advancing Quantitative Literacy in Higher Education. Washington: Mathematical Association of America.
Cardetti, F., and LeMay, S. (accepted minor revisions, 2017). Argumentation: Building Students’ Capacity for Reasoning Essential to Learning Mathematics and Sciences. PRIMUS Special Issue: Interdisciplinary Conversations.
Wagner, M., Cardetti, F., Byram, M. (2016). Exploring Collaborative work for the creation of interdisciplinary units centered on intercultural citizenship. Dimensions, Special Issue: Focus on Intercultural Competence, 35–52.
Cardetti, F., Wagner, M., and Byram, M. (October 2015). Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Develop Intercultural Competence by Integrating Math, Languages, and Social Studies. Proceedings of the fourty sixth Annual Conference of the Northeastern American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper 7.
Cardetti, F., Christodoulopoulou, K., and Pon, S. (2014). Exploring students’ questions from online video lectures. In T. Fukawa-Connelly, G. Karakok, K. Keene, and M. Zandieh (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Denver, Colorado, 440-444.
Cardetti, F. and Truxaw, M. P. (2014). Toward Improving the Mathematics Preparation of Elementary Preservice Teachers. School Science and Mathematics, 114(1), 1-9.
Cardetti F. and Orgnero M. (2013). Improving teaching practice through interdisciplinary dialogue. Studying Teacher Education, 9, 251–266.
Cardetti, F., Pon, S., and Christodoulopoulou, K. (2013). Flipped Classrooms in College: Calculus Student’s Perceptions and Performance. In Gómez Chova, L., López Martínez, A., and Candel Torres, I. (Eds.), Proceedings to EDULEARN13 International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 5793–5800.
Liang, S., Glaz, S., DeFranco, T., Vinsonhaler, C., Grenier, R., and Cardetti, F. (2013). An examination of the preparation and practice of grades 7-12 mathematics teachers from the Shandong Province in China. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 16, 149–160.
Cardetti, F. and McKenna, P. J. (2012). Anatomy of a multi-section calculus semester: A students-eye view. Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies PRIMUS, 22(2), 134–151.
Cardetti, F. (2011). Contributing to self-efficacy perceptions of elementary preservice teachers through math content courses. In Wiest, L. R., and Lamberg, T. (Eds.), Proceedings of the thirty-third Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Reno, NV: University of Nevada, Reno, 1358–1366.
Cardetti, F., Truxaw, M. P., and Bushey C. (2011). Impact of mathematics content courses on elementary preservice teachers’ confidence in teaching mathematics. Connecticut Mathematics Journal, Fall 2011, 2–17.
Savkar A. and Cardetti F. (2011). Pedagogy in large lecture calculus – Technology to the rescue. In Gómez Chova, L., Martí Belenguer, D., and López Martínez, A. (Eds.), Proceedings to EDULEARN11 International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 5104–5113.
Cardetti, F. and McKenna, P. J. (2011). In their own words: Getting pumped for calculus. Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies PRIMUS, 21(4), 351–363.
Truxaw, M. P., Cardetti, F., and Bushey C. (2010). Expertise3: Outcomes of instructor collaboration on elementary teacher education in mathematics. Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference Proceedings, Paper 12.
Cardetti, F., Truxaw, M. P., and Bushey C. (2010). Influences of mathematics content courses on elementary preservice teachers. In Brosnan, P., Erchick, D. B., and Flevares, L. (Eds.). Proceedings of the thirty-second Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.
Cardetti, F., Khamsemanan, N., and Orgnero M. C. (2010). Insights regarding the usefulness of partial notes in mathematics. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 10(1), 80–92.
Cardetti F. and Choi Y. S. (2009). A parabolic-hyperbolic system modeling a moving cell. Electron. J. Diff. Eqns. 2009(95), 1–11.
Cardetti F. and Gordina M. (2008). A note on local controllability on Lie groups. Systems Control Lett. 57(12), 978–979.
Cardetti F. and Mittenhuber D. (2005). Local controllability for linear control systems on Lie groups. J. Dyn. Control Syst. 11(3), 353–373.
Other Scholarly Publications and Contributions
Consultant for Competences for Democratic Culture: Living Together as Equals in Culturally Diverse Democratic Societies. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing. Authored by Barrett, M. (2016). http://www.coe.int/en/web/education/competences-for-democratic-culture
Wagner, M., Cardetti, F., Byram, M. with Bohling A. (2016). Unit: Understanding Different Scenarios in Immigration. InterCom. Center for Applied Second Language Studies: University of Oregon. Content No. 21365. [Link to article]
Wagner, M., Cardetti, F., and Byram, M. (2016). Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence in the World Language Classroom and Beyond. InterCom. Center for Applied Second Language Studies: University of Oregon. Content No. 21294. [Link to article]
Casa , T. M., Firmender, J. M., Cahill, J., Cardetti, F., Choppin, J. M., Cohen, J., et al. (2016). Types of and purposes for elementary mathematical writing: Task force recommendations, 27 pages. NSF/EHR ID: 1545908. [PDF]
Cardetti, F. (2002). On Properties of Linear Control Systems on Lie Groups. Dissertation Abstracts International, 63(08), 3744B. (UMI No.3063047).
Cardetti, F. Truxaw, M. P. (January, 2016). A Framework for Math Collaborative Leadership: Collaboration, Confidence, Identity. Presented at the twentieth Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), January 2016, Irvine, CA.
Cardetti, F. and Wagner, M. (2015, October). Intercultural Competence and Mathematics: Education for All. Presented at National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) 2015 Annual Conference, October 2015, Chico, CA.
Cardetti, F. Truxaw, M. P., S. Heyman, S., and Staples M. E. (2013, April). Math Leadership Academy: Enhancing Content, Pedagogy, and Leadership. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, April 2013, Denver, CO.
Staples, M. E., Cardetti, F., Heyman, S., and Truxaw, M. P. (2012, October). Enhancing teacher capacity in content, pedagogy and leadership: The Math Leadership Academy. Presented at the 2012 Annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Connecticut Conference, New Britain, CT.
Truxaw, M. P., Heyman, S., Cardetti, F., and Staples, M. E. (2012, October). Building teacher capacity for collaborative leadership in schools. Presented at the National Network for Educational Renewal Conference 2012, Denver, CO.
Cardetti, F., Truxaw, M. P., and Bushey C. (2011, April). Digging into the IMPACT of Math Pedagogy and Content on Teaching [Refereed presentation]. Presented at the 2011 Annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Connecticut Conference, New Britain, CT.
Professional Magazines Publications
Cardetti, F. and Savkar A. (2011, April). In-person to Online: Reaching students in large lectures. MAA Online Innovative Teaching Exchange.
Cardetti F. and McKenna P. J. (2010, April/May). Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings: What motivate calculus students to learn. MAA FOCUS,April/May 2010, p.16.
Podcasts, Interviews, and News Articles
Collaborative Project Seeks to Improve Students’ Math, Social Studies Skills. UConn CLAS News, May 2015, (http://clas.uconn.edu/).
Neag – CLAS Collaboration Results in Innovative Learning Units Designed to Improve Students’ Math and World Language Abilities and Raise Cultural Awareness. Spotlight in Education, May 2015, (http://education.uconn.edu/)
Meeting Common Core Standards for Math. UConn Today, Jun. 2014, (http://today.uconn.edu/).
Meeting Common Core Standards for Math. Spotlight in Education, Aug. 2014, (http://education.uconn.edu/).
Two CLAS Professors Win AAUP Teaching Awards. UConn Today, Oct. 2012, (http://today.uconn.edu/).
Vision for New Neag Math Academy: Content Plus Pedagogy = Leadership. Spotlight in Education, Jun. 2011, (http://education.uconn.edu/)
On the Fast Track to Teaching Math and Science. Spotlight in Education, Nov. 2010, (http://education.uconn.edu/)
Teachers for a New Era Podcast on Mathematics Education, 2007. (http://www.tne.uconn.edu/PodCasts/Cardeitte%20INT.mp3)