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Dittika Gupta

Email Addresses
dittika.gupta@msutexas.edu
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  • Curriculum and Learning
    Assistant Professor

    Office Location
    Ferguson Hall 108
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4269
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Fall 2018 EDUC 4043 Teaching Math Methods Off-Campus
    Details Fall 2018 EDUC 2013 School and Society Dillard College of Business Administration 338
    Details Fall 2018 EDUC 2013 X-20 School and Society
    Details Spring 2018 EDUC 4043 Teaching Math Methods Off-Campus
    Details Spring 2018 EDUC 4043 Teaching Math Methods Off-Campus
    Details Spring 2018 EDUC 2013 School and Society Dillard College of Business Administration 328
    Details Spring 2018 EDUC 2013 X-20 School and Society
    Details Fall 2017 EDUC 4043 Teaching Math Methods Off-Campus
    Details Fall 2017 EDUC 2013 School and Society Ferguson Hall 303
    Details Spring 2017 EDUC 4043 Teaching Math Methods Off-Campus
    Details Spring 2017 EDUC 4043 Teaching Math Methods Off-Campus
    Details Spring 2017 EDUC 2013 School and Society Ferguson Hall 303
    Details Spring 2017 EDUC 2013 X-20 School and Society
    Details Spring 2017 EDUC 2013 X-20 School and Society
    Details Fall 2016 EDUC 4043 Teaching Math Methods Off-Campus
    Details Fall 2016 EDUC 2013 180 School and Society Prothro-Yeager Hall 203
    Details Fall 2016 EDUC 2013 X-10 School and Society
    Details Fall 2016 EDUC 2013 102 School and Society Ferguson Hall 202

    Fall 2014, FE 202, Monday-Wednesday 1:00-2:20pm

    Details Fall 2015 EDUC 4253 101 Internship II Off-Campus
    Details Fall 2015 EDUC 4043 101 Teaching Math in Elementary Schools Off-Campus

    Monday

    Off- Campus

    Washington-Jackson Elementary School

    Details Fall 2015 EDUC 2013 103 School and Society Ferguson Hall 202

    Fall 2014, FE 202, Monday-Wednesday 1:00-2:20pm

    Details Summer I 2015 EDUC 5223 M31 Planning for Teaching Ferguson Hall 300
    Details Summer I 2015 EDUC 4033 M31 Teaching Math in Elementary Schools Off-Campus

    Monday

    Off- Campus

    Washington-Jackson Elementary School

    Details Spring 2015 EDUC 4043 201 Teaching Math in Elementary Schools Off-Campus

    Monday

    Off- Campus

    Washington-Jackson Elementary School

    Details Spring 2015 EDUC 3163 201 Classroom Management Off-Campus

    Monday

    Off-Campus

    Washington-Jackson Elementary School

    Details Spring 2015 EDUC 2013 202 School and Society Ferguson Hall 202

    Fall 2014, FE 202, Monday-Wednesday 1:00-2:20pm

  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    Delhi University, Delhi, India Bachelor of Science 2002-6-25 0:0:0
    Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India Master of Science 2004-5-24 0:0:0
    Indraprashtha University, New Delhi, India Bachelor of Education 2006-6-15 0:0:0
    Baylor University Master of Science of Education 2009-5-25 0:0:0
    Baylor University Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching 2014-8-17 0:0:0
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
    Waco Independent School District High School Mathematics Teacher 2008 2013
    Baylor University Adjunct Instructor 2013 2013
  • Publications

    Book Chapters

    Gupta, D., Soto, M., Dick, L., Broderick, S., & Appelgate, M. (2018). Noticing and deciding the next steps for teaching: A cross-university study with elementary pre-service teachers. In G. J. Stylianides & K. Hino (Eds.), Research advances in the mathematical education of pre-service elementary teachers – An international perspective (pp. 261-275). Springer, Cham: Switzerland.

    Gupta, D., & Cobb, S. (2018) Movement in the Math Classroom. In S.C. Miller & S.F. Lindt (Eds.), Moving INTO the classroom: A handbook for movement integration in the elementary classroom. (pp. 201-246). Singapore, Singapore: Springer Singapore

    Gupta, D., Cobb, S., Butler, S. & Brady, M. (2018) Lesson Plans for Movement in the Mathematics Classroom. In S.C. Miller & S.F. Lindt (Eds.), Moving INTO the classroom: A handbook for movement integration in the elementary classroom. (pp. 247-266). Singapore, Singapore: Springer Singapore

     

    Published Refereed Publications

    Lindt, S. F. & Gupta, D. (2017) Changing Motivation and Self-Efficacy for Middle School Students and College Students during a Week-Long Math Camp. The Texas Forum of Teacher Educators, 7, 28-37

    Gupta, D., Lindt, S. F., & Moss, D. (2017). Chewing Your Way to Understanding. Ohio Journal of School Mathematics76(2), 30-36.

    Gupta, D. & Wilkerson, T. L. (2017).  Hooking Students to Functions: Giving Fun Context to Mathematical Vocabulary. Texas Mathematics Teacher, 63(1), 20-24.

    Gupta, D. & Wilkerson, T. L. (2015). Teaching and Learning of Fractions in Elementary Schools: Let the Dialogue Begin!!! Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 17(1), 27-44.

    Wilkerson, T., Cooper, S., Gupta, D., Montgomery, M., Mechell, S., Arterbury, K. Moore, S., Baker, B. R., & Sharp, P. T. (2015). An Investigation of Fraction Models in Early Elementary Grades: A Mixed Methods Approach. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 29(1), 1-25, DOI: 10.1080/02568543.2014.945020

     

    Conference Proceedings (Refereed)

    Mohanan, R., Stringfellow, C., & Gupta, D. (2017). An Emotionally Intelligent Tutoring System in Proceedings of 2017 SAI Computing Conference, July 2017, London, UK, pp. 1099-1107

    Curry, D. L., Reeves, E., McIntyre, C. J., & Gupta, D. (March, 2017). Taking Sheltered Instruction Digital: A Review of Classroom Technologies that Support ELL Students. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1498-1500). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

     Gupta, D., Soto, M., Dick, L., Broderick, S., & Appelgate, M. (June, 2016). Noticing and Deciding the “Next Steps” for Teaching: A Cross-University Study with Elementary Pre-Service Teachers. 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Hamburg, 24-31 July 2016

     Gupta, D., Bussue, N., & Whitwood, M. (November, 2016). Integrating Children’s Literature in Math: Fostering Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding and Connections. Poster Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

    Appelgate, M., Gupta, D., Soto, M., Dick, L., & Broderick, S. (November, 2016). Elementary Mathematics Teacher Educators’ Learning through Lesson Study: A Cross-Institutional Study. Research brief in the Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 

     Wilkerson, T. L., Gupta, D., & Kerschen, K. (November, 2016). Building Conceptual Understanding of Fractions through a Six-Week Intervention in Early Elementary. Poster Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

    Professional Presentations

    Referred International Presentations

    Appelgate, M., Dick, L., Gupta, D., & Soto, M. (November, 2018). Investigating mathematics teacher educators’ learning through the phases of lesson study. To be presented at the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) International Conference 2018, Beijing, China

    Soto, M. M., Dick, L. K., Gupta, D., Appelgate, M. H., & Broderick, S. (November, 2017). Improving our own teaching practice: Mathematics teacher educators’ participation in a cross institutional Lesson Study. Paper Presented at the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) International Conference. Nagoya University, Japan.

    Mohanan, R. Stringfellow, C., & Gupta, D. (July, 2017) An Emotionally Intelligent Tutoring System. Paper Presented at the Computing Conference. London, UK.

    Gupta, D., Soto, M., Dick, L., Broderick, S., & Appelgate, M. (June, 2016). Noticing and Deciding the “Next Steps” for Teaching: A Cross-University Study with Elementary Pre-Service Teachers. Paper Presented at International Conference on Mathematical Education (ICME-13). Hamburg, Germany.

     

    Referred National

     Appelgate, M., Dick, L., Gupta, D., & Soto, M. (February 2019). Lesson study as a vehicle for establishing early career MTE learning from practice. To be presented at the 23rd Annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Conference, Orlando, FL.

     Dick, L. K., Soto, M. M., Appelgate, M. H., & Gupta, D. (November, 2018). Elementary Pre-service Teachers Whole Class Instructional Decision Making. Poster to be Presented at PME-NA (North American chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education). Greenville, South Carolina.

     Dick, L. K., Gupta, D., Appelgate, M. H., Broderick, S., & Soto, M. M. (April, 2018). Lesson study with mathematics teacher educators across five universities: Implementation and learning. Presented at the 2018 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA). New York, NY.

    Gupta, D. (February, 2018). Using Children’s Literature to Foster Mathematical Ideas: Research and Practice. Poster Presented at the 22nd Annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). Houston, TX.

    Gupta, D. & Lindt, S. (February, 2018). Impact of Informal Experiences on Mathematics Teaching Efficacy of Preservice Teachers.  Paper Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA). New Orleans, LO.

    Gupta, D. & Corp, A. (March, 2017). Integrating Children’s Literature: Fostering Understandings and Connections.  Presented at Research Council of Mathematics Learning, Dallas, TX.

     Curry, D. L., Reeves, E., McIntyre, C. & Gupta, D. (March, 2017). Taking Sheltered Instruction Digital: A Review of Classroom Technologies that Support ELL Students. Presented at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.

    Gupta, D. (June, 2015) Activities, Activities, Activities….Oh Wow! To be Presented at Conference for Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, Houston, TX.

      Wilkerson, T., Gupta, D., & Thornhill, A. (April, 2014). Making Mathematics a Habit. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.  

      Wilkerson, T.; Rogers, R.; Bryan, T.; Johns, B.; Gupta, D.; Nelson, P.; Haugh, S.J., & Holden, D. (November, 2013). GEARing UP for Success through Integrating Mathematics and Science. Presented at School Science and Mathematics Association, San Antonio, TX.

      Gupta, D. & Wilkerson, T. (November, 2013). Understanding Fractions is Possible: Looking at Cases from a Longitudinal Study. Presented at School Science and Mathematics Association, San Antonio, TX.

      Corp, A; Gupta, D; Wilkerson, T. (November, 2013). Preservice Teachers’ Learning about Teaching Fractions. Presented at School Science and Mathematics Association, San Antonio, TX.

      Gupta, D (November, 2013). Making Algebra Exciting!!! Presented at School Science and Mathematics Association, San Antonio, TX.

      Gupta, D. & Wilkerson, T. (July, 2012) Mathematical Immersion for Facilitating Development of Mathematical Habits of Mind. Presented at Conference for Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, AMTE-TX Strand at Houston, TX.

      Gupta, D. (July, 2012) Patterns, Patterns Everywhere: Exploring Pascal’s Triangle. Presented at Conference for Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, Houston, TX.

      Gupta, D.; Wilkerson, T.; Cooper, S., & Meyer, R. (February, 2012). Reflective Teaching Practices: Facilitating Research for Teaching. Presented at The Association of Teachers’ Educators, San Antonio, TX.

      Wilkerson, T.; Gupta, D.; Sharp, P., & Baker, B. R. (February, 2012). University K-12 School Partnerships: Informing Program development in Teacher Education. Presented at The Association of Teachers’ Educators, San Antonio, TX.

      Gupta, D.; Conaway, B. J.; Dixon, E.; Zandstra, A.; Henry, A.; Nelson, P.; Ray, B. Tang, A., & Trumble, J. (February, 2012). Anchoring the Doctoral Candidates: Supporting the Transition from student to Professional. Presented at The Association of Teachers’ Educators, San Antonio, TX.

      Gupta, D; Purdum-Cassidy, B. A.; Meyer, R.; & Cooper, S. (February, 2011). Breaking the Silence: Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes Towards Action Research. Presented at The Association of Teachers’ Educators, Orlando, FL.

      Gupta, D. (November, 2011). An Examination of Teaching Models: Exploring Elementary Students’ Fractional Understanding. Presented at School Science and Mathematics Association, Colorado Springs, CO.

      Cooper, S., Gupta, D. & Mechell, S. (November, 2008). Discrete or Continuous: Fraction Models for Young Students. Presented at School Science and Mathematics Association Annual Convention, Raleigh, NC.

     

     State and Regional

    Rutherford, E. & Gupta, D. (February, 2017) Learning to Use Students’ Mathematical Thinking: Preservice Teachers’ Noticing. Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

     Gupta, D. & Lindt, S. (February, 2017). Impact of Informal Experiences: Changes in Perceived Self-efficacy of Mathematics for Middle Schoolers.  Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX

    Gupta, D. & Rutherford, E. (February, 2016). Pre-service Teachers’ Noticing of Struggling Students’ Mathematical Thinking. Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

     Lindt. S. & Gupta, D. (February, 2016). Mathematics Teaching Self-efficacy Beliefs: The Influence of Facilitating a Week-Long Summer Camp for College Students.  Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

     Gupta, D., Eddy, C., Wilkerson, T. L., Sorto, A. & William, J. (February, 2016). Refining and Validating of Algebra Teacher Self-Efficacy Instrument.  Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

     Bussue, N., Whitwood, M. & Gupta, D. (February, 2016). Integrating Children’s Literature in Elementary Math Methods: Fostering Understandings and Connections.  Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

     Gupta, D. (June, 2015). Making Math Exciting. Presented at Texoma Regional Math/Science Conference, Wichita Falls, TX.

     Gupta, D. & BerryHill, L. (June, 2015). A “Byte” at Technology: Engaging Today’s Students. Presented at Texoma Regional Math/Science Conference, Wichita Falls, TX.

     Gupta, D. & Hutson, T. (January, 2015). Improving Efficacy and Outcomes in Math and Science: providing Enrichment STEM Experiences in elementary Pre-Service Method Courses. Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

      Gupta, D., Wilkerson, T., & Cooper, S. (November, 2014). Pieces and Parts! A Longitudinal View of Early Fractional Understanding. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference and Exposition, Houston, TX.

      Gupta, D. & Hutson, T. (November, 2014). Linking Reading and Math: It’s Possible!!! Presented at MSU TAIR Conference, Wichita Falls, TX.

      Hutson, T. & Gupta, D. (November, 2014). Next Time You See a Sunset. Presented at MSU TAIR Conference, Wichita Falls, TX.

      Gupta, D. & Wilkerson, T. (October, 2012). Hooking Students on Algebra: Activities that Make it Fun. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference and Exposition, Dallas, TX.

      Wilkerson, T. & Gupta, D. (October, 2012). Making Mathematics a Habit. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference and Exposition, Dallas, TX.

     Wilkerson, T. & Gupta, D. (February, 2011). An Examination of Fractional Understanding in Second Graders: A Mixed Methods Approach. Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

      Gupta, D. (February, 2010). Be a Magician or a Giant: Similarity and Proportions. Presented at Central Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Waco, TX.  

      Gupta, D. & Montgomery, M. (October, 2008). Exploring Pascal’s Triangle in the Classroom. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference and Exposition, Oklahoma, TX.

     

     Invited Presentations

    Gupta, D. (June, 2016). Let’s Get Savvy! Nailing Technology. Presented at Texoma Regional Math/Science Conference, Wichita Falls, TX.

     Hutson, T. & Gupta, D (November, 2015). Mirror, Mirror: Delivering Effective Interdisciplinary Lessons to Grades K-5. Presented at TAIR Conference, Wichita Falls, TX.

     Gupta, D. (October, 2015). Early Elementary Students’ Fractional Understanding: Examination of Cases from a Multi-Year Longitudinal Study. Presented at School Science and Mathematics Association, Oklahoma City, OK.

     Gupta, D. (February, 2015). Activities, Activities, Activities…Oh My! Presented at Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Sam Houston University, Huntsville, TX.

     Wilkerson, T., Rogers, R., Bryan, T., Johns, B., Gupta, D., Nelson, P., Haugh, S. J., & Holden, D. (October 2013). GEARing UP for Success through Integrating Mathematics and Science (SSMA Award for Excellence in Integrating Science), San Antonio, TX

     

    Poster Presentations

    Gupta, D., Bussue, N., & Whitwood, M. (November, 2016). Integrating Children’s Literature in Math: Fostering Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding and Connections. To be presented at PME-NA (North American chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education), Tucson, AZ.

     Wilkerson, T. L., Gupta, D., & Kerschen, K. (November, 2016). Building Conceptual Understanding of Fractions through a Six-Week Intervention in Early Elementary. To be presented at PME-NA (North American chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education), Tucson, AZ

    Presentations with Undergraduate Students

    National, State, and Regional

    Garay, M., Arredondo, F., Gupta, D. & Medellin, K. (February, 2018). From Margin to Center: Multicultural Picture books for Math Science, and Social Studies. Paper Presented at the Southwest Educational Research Conference (SERA). New Orleans, LO.

    Brown, J.R., Woods, T. & Gupta. D. (February, 2017). Integrating STEAM into Elementary Education: Fostering Self-Efficacy in Pre-service Teachers. Paper Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA). San Antonio, TX.

    Whitwood, M. (April, 2017). Integrating Children’s Literature in Math: Fostering Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding and Connections. Presented at National Alpha Chi Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Faculty Mentor for the project.

    • Won Patricia A. Williams Prize in Education

    Bussue, N. R. (April, 2017).  Integrating Children’s Literature in Math: Fostering Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding and Connections. Presented at the Texas Council for Exceptional Children’s Conference, Austin, TX. Faculty Mentor for the project

    Bussue, N. R. & Whitwood, M. (March, 2017). Integrating Children’s Literature in Math: Fostering Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding and Connections. Poster Presented at the Texas Undergraduate Day at the Capitol. Faculty Mentor for the project

    Gupta, D., Bussue, N. R., & Whitwood, M. (November, 2016). Integrating Children’s Literature in Math: Fostering Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding and Connections. Poster Presented at PME-NA (North American chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education). Tucson, AZ.

    Bussue, N. R., Whitwood, M. & Gupta, D. (February, 2016). Integrating Children’s Literature in Elementary Math Methods: Fostering Understandings and Connections.  Paper Presented at Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA). New Orleans, LA.

    Cason, L., Gupta, D., & Hutson, T. (October, 2015). Integration across Disciplines: Math, Science and Physical Education in Elementary Classrooms. Presented at School Science and Mathematics Association, Oklahoma, OK.

     

     

     

     

    Grants

    External Grants

    • Project MUSTANG (Middle School Summer Math Camp), awarded Spring 2017: $3,510.62
    • Camp SUM (Elementary Summer Math Camp), awarded Spring 2017: $3,448.77
    • Project MUSTANG (Middle School Summer Math Camp), awarded Spring 2016: $4,833.25
    • Camp SUM (Elementary Summer Math Camp), awarded Spring 2016: $3,550.25
    • Project MUSTANG (Middle School Summer Math Camp), awarded Spring 2015: $5,521.00

     

    Midwestern State University Internal Research Grant

    • STEAMing HOT Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Higher Order Thinking), Accepted and funded $6,485 in 2018
    • Why STEAM is HOT: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) for Higher-Order Thinking (HOT) Skills, Accepted and funded $3,298.00 in 2014

     

     

    Research Projects

    Applied research

    •  Serving as lead faculty for the NOYCE NSF grant to bring together WCOE and COSM for the benefit of increasing numbers of 7-12 science and math students, 2017-Present
    •  Pre-service Teacher’s Noticing of Struggling Students’ Mathematical Thinking. EURECA Project with Dr. Emily Rutherford, Fall 2018
    •  From Margin to Center: Multicultural Picture-Books. EURECA project with Mrs. Kelly Medellin, 2017-2018.
    •  Project MUSTANG: Increasing mathematics self-efficacy for middle school students. Mixed Methods Study– Summer 2015, Summer 2016, and Summer 2017.
    •  Camp SUM (Sparking Understanding of Mathematics) for Elementary School Students – Summer 2016 and Summer 2017
    • The Effect of STEAM units on Pre-service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy. EURECA Project, 2016-2017.
    • Integrating Children’s Literature in Elementary Math Methods: Fostering Understandings and Connections. EURECA Project, 2015-2016
    • Why STEAM is HOT: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) for Higher-Order Thinking (HOT) Skills!!! Case Study with Dr. Tommye Hutson, 2014-2015.
    • Movement Integration Textbook for Classroom Teachers (Math Chapter of the Book), 2016-2018

    Research Collaborations

    • Member of team (with San Diego State University, Iowa State University, Bucknell University and Keene State University) research project on Pre-service Noticing of Children’s Mathematical Thinking and Lesson Study, 2015-Present
    • Member of team (with Baylor University, Texas Women’s College, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Tarrant County College, Texas State University-San Marcos, Sam Houston University, and University of North Texas) developing an instrument for measuring teachers’ self-efficacy of teaching Algebra, 2014-Present

    Undergraduate Research

    • EURECA (Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors and Creative Activities) project on The Effect of STEM and STEAM Units on Pre-Service Teachers with two undergraduate students (Fall 2016).
    • EURECA (Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors and Creative Activities) project on Integrating Children’s Literature in Elementary Math Methods: Fostering Understandings and Connections with two undergraduate students (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016).
    • EURECA project on Movement Integration for Classroom Teachers (Mathematics Chapter of a book) with an undergraduate student (Spring 2014).
    • EURECA project, Integrating Reading in Elementary Mathematics Classroom, with another faculty member and an undergraduate student (Spring 2014).