# Profile

**Role with the CSE:** Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Graduate School of Education**Phone:** 503-725-4699**Email:** rigelman@pdx.edu**Address:**

Graduate School of Education

Portland State University

Curriculum and Instruction

PO Box 751

615 SW Harrison

Portland, OR 97207-0751**Degrees:**

Portland State University Ed.D.

**Biography:**

Nicole Miller Rigelman, Ed.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She received her doctorate from Portland State University and currently teaches mathematics education courses for preservice and inservice teachers. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Rigelman taught middle school mathematics and later served as a K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist. She serves on several state mathematics advisory boards and was a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) assessment task force, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) teaching resources task force and is co-leading the AMTE’s Elementary Mathematics Specialists' initiatives with her colleague Dr. Maggie McGatha from University of Louisville.

Dr. Rigelman was involved in a National Science Foundation funded, math science partnership grant where she served as faculty for the Collegial Leadership course and supported teachers in their implementation of high-level mathematical discourse in their classrooms. She is the principal investigator on the Connect2MATH-Connect2SCIENCE math science partnership grant focused on engaging teachers and students in inquiry-based math and science instruction and assessment practices as well as the integration and collegial examination of those subject areas. Her current research interests lie in mathematics teacher preparation and professional development, influence of curriculum materials on student and teacher learning, and standards implementation and assessment.

**Publications:**

DISSERTATION

Rigelman, Nicole René Miller. (2003). Teaching mathematical problem solving in the context of Oregon’s educational reform. Director: Dr. Karen Noordhoff, Portland State University, 2002. Dissertation Abstracts International 63-06: 2169.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS OR OTHER CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS

Articles

Rigelman, N. R. (2011). Bring•do•leave: Nurturing reasoning and sense making. Teaching Children Mathematics, 18(3), pp. 190-197.

Rigelman, N. R. (2007). Fostering mathematical thinking and problem solving: The teacher’s role. Teaching Children Mathematics, 13(6), pp. 308-314.

Monographs

Rigelman, N. R. (2009). Eliciting high-level student mathematical discourse: Relationships between the intended and enacted curriculum. In L. Knott (Ed.), The Role of Mathematics Discourse in Producing Leaders of Discourse: The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast Journal, Monograph 9 (pp. 153-172). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Published Proceedings

Weaver, D., Dick, T., & Rigelman, N. M. (2005, September). Assessing the quantity and quality of student discourse in mathematics classrooms. Paper presented at Math Science Partnership Evaluation Summit, Minneapolis, MN. Available at: http://hub.mspnet.org/entry.cfm/12626.

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Van de Walle, J. A., Karp, K. S., & Bay-Williams, J. M., with Wray, J., & Rigelman, N. (2013). Elementary and middle school mathematics: Teaching developmentally, 8th Edition, Professional Development Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publications.

Chapters (Invited)

Rigelman, N. (2010). Doesn’t it take 100 of these to make 10,000? In D. Schifter, V. Bastable, & S. J. Russell (Eds.), Building a System of Tens - Number and Operations, Part 1 (pp. 21-28). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publications.

Rigelman, N. (2010). Making sense of division. In D. Schifter, V. Bastable, & S. J. Russell (Eds.), Building a System of Tens - Number and Operations, Part 1 (pp. 108-117). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publications.

Rigelman, N. (2010). Early multiplication. In D. Schifter, V. Bastable, & S. J. Russell (Eds.), Making Meaning for Operations - Number and Operations, Part 2 (pp. 42-46). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publications.

Articles

Rigelman, N., & McGatha, M. (2011, Fall). AMTE elementary mathematics specialists. Connections, 21(1), p 12.

McGatha, M., & Rigelman, N. (2011, Spring). AMTE elementary mathematics specialist (EMS) initiative update. Connections, 20(3), p. 7.

Rigelman, N. (2010, May/June). Elementary mathematics specialists: What, where, why, and how. The Oregon Mathematics Teacher.

Breyfogle, M. L., Hillman, S., McDuffie, A. R., Moeller, B., Morris, K., & Rigelman, N. (2009, Summer). Teaching resources task force update. Connections, 18(2), pp. 10-11.

Morrell, P. D., Rigelman, N. M., & Ault, C. (2009, May/June). Science engagement for your students and you! The Oregon Science Teacher.

Rigelman, N. (2009, March/April). Inquiring, investigating, and inventing to promote deeper understanding of mathematics and science. The Oregon Mathematics Teacher.

Samek, L., & Rigelman, N. (2005, May/June). Preparing competent middle level and high school mathematics teachers. The Oregon Mathematics Teacher.

Book Reviews (Invited)

Rigelman, N. M. (2011). [Review of the book Strategies to Achieve Mathematics Success (STAMS) Series F, Grade 6; Comprehensive Assessment of Mathematics Strategies (CAMS) Series 3, Grade 5]. Teaching Children Mathematics.

Rigelman, N. M. (2010). [Review of the book A guide to mathematics coaching: Processes for increasing student achievement]. Teaching Children Mathematics, 17(4), pp. 260-261.

Rigelman, N. M. (2009). [Review of the book The learning of mathematics: Sixty-ninth yearbook]. Teaching Children Mathematics, 15(6), pp. 382-383.

**Presentations:**

National Meetings (Invited Featured Speaker)

Rigelman, N. (2004, April). Defining mathematics through assessment. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA.

National Meetings (Refereed)

Rigelman, N., & Post, R. (2012, February). Using field-based assignments to develop visions of and skills with best practices in teaching mathematics. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Fort Worth, TX.

Rigelman, N., McGatha, M., & Goodman, T. (2012, February). Elementary mathematics specialists (EMS) certification programs: Challenges and solutions. A preconference session at the Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Fort Worth, TX.

Rigelman, N., & McGatha, M. (2011, April). Elementary mathematics specialist: Constructing state certification and transforming student learning. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN.

McGatha, M., & Rigelman, N. (2011, January). Developing elementary mathematics specialists: An update on certification and program development. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.

Breyfogle, M. L., Hillman, S., McDuffie, A. R., Moeller, B., Morris, K., & Rigelman, N. (2011, January). Mathematics teacher educators working to assess the use of case-based materials. A discussion group at the Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.

Breyfogle, M. L., Hillman, S., McDuffie, A. R., Moeller, B., Morris, K., & Rigelman, N. (2010, January). Mathematics teacher educators sharing experiences with case-based materials. A working group at the Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.

Bass, H., Berry, R., Bezuk, N., Erchick, D., Goodman, T., McGatha, M., Mewborn, D., Reys, B., Rigelman, N., Rossi Becker, J., & Stumpf, K. (2010, January). Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) Teacher Preparation/Certification. A preconference session at the Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.

Rigelman, N. (2008, April). We've formed a professional learning community (PLC), now what? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Salt Lake City, UT.

Higgins, K., & Rigelman, N (2008, April). Building teacher leadership in mathematics: A district case study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, Salt Lake City, UT.

Dick, T. P., Knott, L., Rigelman, N. M., Higgins, K., & Van Cleave, M. (2007, January). Building mathematics teacher leaders – the Oregon math leadership institute. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.

Rigelman, N. (2006, April). It’s all about the question: Designing and implementing mathematics tasks. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, St. Louis, MO.

Rigelman, N. (2005, April). Educing the mathematician within. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Anaheim, CA.

Lott, J., & Rigelman, N. (2003, April). Addressing the challenges of assessment and accountability: Report of the NCTM assessment task force with presidential response. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Antonio, TX.

Regional and State Meetings (Refereed)

Rigelman, N. (2011, October). Expanding students’ visions of what it means to be a mathematician. Northwest Mathematics Conference. Portland, OR.

Rigelman, N., & Ruben, B. (2011, March). Developing lasting visions of effective teaching: professional learning communities supporting learning across the professional continuum. Oregon Association of Teacher Educators, Portland, OR.

Ruben, B., & Rigelman, N. (2010, March). Engaging teacher candidates and mentor teachers in a collaborative relationship to enhance teaching and learning about student understanding. Oregon Association of Teacher Educators, Monmouth, OR.

Rigelman, N. (2008, October). Eliciting high-level student discourse. Northwest Mathematics Conference. Portland, OR.

Marrongelle, K., Higgins, K., & Rigelman, N. (2006, February). Building mathematics leadership: Partnering K-12 and higher education institutions in the Oregon mathematics leadership institute. Oregon Association of Teacher Educators, Salem, OR.

Rigelman, N. (2005, October). Developing foundations for algebraic thinking: A focus on equality and relational thinking in K-8. Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, OR.

Rigelman, N., & Samek, L. (2004, September/October). Engaging all students in mathematics learning (a four part series). Association for Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Portland, OR.

Rigelman, N. (2003, February). Teaching mathematical problem solving in the context of Oregon’s educational reform. Oregon Association of Teacher Educators, Portland, OR.

Rigelman, N. (2002,October). Reflecting on proportional reasoning: Using concepts of proportionality to organize the 5th-9th grade curriculum. Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, OR.

Rigelman, N. (1999, October). Implementing statewide expectations through visual approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment. Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, OR.

Alexander, P., & Rigelman, N. (1996, October). Problems worth pondering. Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, OR.

Rigelman, N., & Alexander, P. (1996, October). Tasks and explorations that correlate with the standards: The what? how? and why we teach visual mathematics. Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, OR.

Regional and State Meetings (Invited)

Rigelman, N. (2011, September). What do mathematicians do? Expanding students’ visions through the standards for mathematical practice. Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Portland, OR.

Rigelman, N., & Beaver, C. (2011, September). Elementary mathematics specialist initiative update: Next stop, state certification. Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Portland, OR.

Rigelman, N. (2010, September). Elementary mathematics specialists: Background, initiatives, and directions. Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Monmouth, OR

Rigelman, N., & Thanheiser, E. (2010, September). Mathematics for middle school teachers: A program of activity-based courses . Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Monmouth, OR.

Rigelman, N. (2009, September). Developing the mathematical knowledge needed for teaching through analyzing and deepening tasks/curriculum. Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Corvallis, OR.

Rigelman, N. (2009, September). Who should be teaching elementary mathematics: Standards for elementary mathematics specialist (EMS) teacher preparation/certification. Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Corvallis, OR.

Rigelman, N. (2008, September). Orchestrating learning through cases of student thinking. Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Eugene, OR.