Hyunyi Jung, Ph.D.
My research focuses on the learning and teaching of mathematical modeling, a process that involves using mathematics to make decisions about the contextual world. My research team and I aim to advance approaches to design, teach, and reflect on equitable mathematical modeling curricula for students, preservice teachers, and in-service teachers.
To continue understanding the rapidly changing K-8 learning environments, I have collaborated with teachers to implement mathematical activities in schools and have led mathematical modeling summer camps and after-school programs for young learners. My primary approach to connect theory and practice involves using design-based research to investigate culturally responsive practice and identify the theoretical perspectives of instructional design, implementation, and discourse that become apparent from the practice of mathematical modeling and other relevant problem-solving experiences.