Dr Kirsten Pfeiffer

Ph.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS
& APPLIED MATHEMATICS
NUI GALWAY

E: KIRSTEN.PFEIFFER@nuigalway.ie
 

Biography

Kirsten Pfeiffer is a lecturer of mathematics and the manager of the mathematics and statistics support centre SUMS at NUI Galway. Her research focuses on the teaching and learning of mathematics at university level, with a special interest in the teaching of mathematical proof and the role of mathematics support centres from a sociocultural point of view.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'ERME Column'
Buchbinder, O., Cooper, J., Stylianides, G., Pfeiffer, K. (2018) 'ERME Column'. EMS Newsletter, [Details]
(2017) 'A study of Creative Reasoning Opportunities in Assessments in Undergraduate Calculus Courses'
Mac an Bhaird, C., Nolan, B., O'Shea, A., Pfeiffer, K. (2017) 'A study of Creative Reasoning Opportunities in Assessments in Undergraduate Calculus Courses'. Research In Mathematics Education, [Details]
(2016) 'Proof evaluation tasks as tools for teaching?'
Pfeiffer, K., Quinlan, R. (2016) 'Proof evaluation tasks as tools for teaching?'. Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 9), [Details]
(2016) 'Students' views of example generation tasks'
Breen, S., O'Shea, A., Pfeiffer, K. (2016) 'Students' views of example generation tasks'. Teaching Mathematics And Its Applications, [Details]
(2013) 'The use of unfamiliar tasks in first-year Calculus courses to aid the transition from school to university mathematics'
Breen, S., O'Shea, A., Pfeiffer, K. (2013) 'The use of unfamiliar tasks in first-year Calculus courses to aid the transition from school to university mathematics'. Proceedings of the 8th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 8), [Details]
(2013) 'A proof evaluation exercise in an elementary linear algebra course'
Pfeiffer, K., Quinlan, R. (2013) 'A proof evaluation exercise in an elementary linear algebra course'. Proceedings of the 5th National Conference on Research in Mathematics and Education, [Details]
(2011) 'A schema to analyse students' proof evaluations'
Pfeiffer, K. (2011) 'A schema to analyse students' proof evaluations'. Proceedings Of The Seventh Congress Of The European Society For Research In Mathematics Education (Cerme 7), [Details]
(2010) 'How do students evaluate and compare mathematical proofs?'
Pfeiffer, K. (2010) 'How do students evaluate and compare mathematical proofs?'. Journal For Research In Mathematics Education, :161-162 [Details]
(2010) 'The role of proof validation in students' mathematical learning'
Pfeiffer, K. (2010) 'The role of proof validation in students' mathematical learning'. MSOR Connections, [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Proof-Evaluation as a Step towards Proof Authorship'
Pfeiffer, K., Quinlan, R. (2015) 'Proof-Evaluation as a Step towards Proof Authorship' In: Beyond Lecture: Techniques to Improve Student Proof-Writing Across the Curriculum. Washington D.C: Mathematical Association of America. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC)
Mac an Bhaird, C., Nolan, B., O'Shea, A., Pfeiffer, K. (2014) An analysis of the opportunities for creative reasoning in undergraduate calculus courses Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC) Dublin, [Details]
(2012) BSRLM
Breen, S., O'Shea, A., Pfeiffer, K. (2012) The backwards ones? - Undergraduate students' reactions and approaches to example generation exercises BSRLM [Details]
(2012) International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME)
Breen, S., O'Shea, A., Pfeiffer, K. (2012) An evaluation of the impact of non-standard tasks on undergraduate learning International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) Seoul, [Details]
(2011) Fourth National Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI4)
Pfeiffer, K. (2011) Proof Evaluation as learning activity? Fourth National Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI4) St Patrick's College, Dublin, [Details]
(2009) Third National Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI3)
Pfeiffer, K. (2009) The role of proof validation in students' mathematical learning Third National Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI3) St Patrick's College, Dublin, , pp.409-413 [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2010) Features and purposes of mathematical proofs in the view of novice students: observation from proof validation and evaluation performances.
Pfeiffer, K. (2010) Features and purposes of mathematical proofs in the view of novice students: observation from proof validation and evaluation performances. Thesis [Details]