Dr. Shirley Matteson is an Assistant Professor of Middle Level Education and also has teaching responsibilities in Mathematics Education. Dr. Matteson earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education from Texas A&M. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence/Mathematics. Dr. Matteson is a veteran middle school teacher with numerous content certifications including all-level music, elementary, and secondary language arts.
Dr. Matteson's research interests include middle school students' interpretations of algebraic representations within problem solving situations. Her research investigates students' understandings of the symbols of mathematics and the connection of that understanding to mathematical literacy.
Dr. Matteson is an At Large Board Member for the Southwest Education Research Association and has served as co-chair of the Teacher and Teacher Education division for the association.
Matteson, S. M. (2011, October). Three heads are better than one. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 17, 136-139.
Matteson, S. M., Swarthout, M., & Zientek, L. R. (2011, August). Motivation in the classroom: Perspectives from mathematics teachers. Action in Teacher Education, 33, 1-15. doi: 10.1080/01626620.2011.592123
Matteson, S. M.,& Wilhelm, J. (2011, August). Hanging in the balance. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School,17(1), 56-61.
Matteson, S. M., Taylor, C. M., Valle, F., Fehr, M. C., Jacob, S. A., & Jones, S. J. (2011, Spring-Summer). Re-examining academic expectations: Using self-study to promote academic justice and student retention. Journal of Thought, 46(1,2),65-83.
Matteson, S. M. (2011, May). A different perspective on the multiplication chart. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 16, 562-568.
*Ganesh, B., & Matteson, S. M. (2010, December). The benefits of reteaching lessons in preservice methods classes. Action in Teacher Education, 32(4), 52-60. doi:10.1080/01626620.2010.549718
Matteson, S. M., Fletcher, R. M., Tidwell, T., & Garrett, D. I. (2010). Reflections on shared middle level experiences: A case study. In Vincent A. Anfara & Kathleen Malu (Eds.) Voices from the Middle: Narrative Inquiry By, For, and About the Middle Level Community, (pp. 193-212). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Matteson, S. M. (2010, September). Problems with nth-term problems. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 16, 88-95. (Dr. Matteson has been awarded the NCTM’s 2ndAnnual Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication for this article).
Matteson, S. M., Box, N., Hartzell, C., & Howell, R. (2009). A sisterhood of mathematics teachers. In G. Zimmerman, P. Guinee, L. Fulmore, and E. Murray (Eds.) Empowering the Mentor of the Beginning Mathematics Teacher (p. 43). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Matteson, S. M., & Lincoln, Y. S. (2009). Using multiple interviewers in qualitative research studies: The influence of ethic of care behaviors in research interview settings. Qualitative Inquiry, 15, 659-674. doi:10.1177/1077800408330233.
Matteson, S. M. (2006). Mathematical literacy and standardized mathematical assessments. Reading Psychology: An International Quarterly, 27, 205-233.