Sarah Pratt

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Contact Info
Office: 
Matthews Hall 204-J
Phone: 
940-565-2030
Email: 
Sarah.Pratt@unt.edu

Sarah Smitherman Pratt, Ph.D. joined the Department of Teacher Education and Administration as an assistant professor in the fall of 2011. Her research and teaching focus on the intersection of mathematics education and curriculum theory, and her special interest is in complexity theories as they relate to complex conversations in education. Her bachelor’s degree is from Texas A&M University, and her master’s and doctoral degrees are from Louisiana State University. She has five years of teaching experience in the Texas public schools, and she has also served on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Selected Articles and Chapters

Pratt, S. (In Press). Area models to image integer and binomial multiplication. Investigations in Mathematics Learning.

Kuehnert, E., Eddy, C., Miller, D., Pratt, S., & Senawongsa, C. (In Press). Bansho: Visually sequencing mathematical ideas Teaching Children Mathematics.

Ng-A-Fook, N., Pratt, S., Smith, B., & Radford, L. (Eds.). (In Press). Hacking education in a digital age: Teacher education, curriculum, and literacies. Information Age. Est. December 2016.

Pratt, S., & Eddy, C. (2016). Area models for integer and binomial multiplication. Link: Online Journal of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators of Texas, 6(3), 6-8.

Pratt, S., Lupton, T., & Richardson, K. (2015). Division quilts: A Measurement model. Teaching Children Mathematics, 22(2), 102-109.

Pratt, S., & Tennyson, A. (2015). Understanding integer and binomial multiplication. In M. Che & K. Adolphson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Las Vegas, NV.

Eddy, C.M., Quintanilla, J., Pratt, S., Frank, I., & Bush, B. (2015). UNT Secondary NCTM CAEP SPA Report. Result: National Recognition with Conditions

Pratt, S., Matney, G., Kadroon, T., Changsri, N., Saengpun, J., & Sudejamnong, A. (2015). Choosing appropriate measures of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) for research studies across international boundaries. Proceedings for the 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Lupton, T., Pratt, S., & Richardson, K. (2014). Exploring long division through Division Quilts. Centroid, 40 (1), 3-8.

Pratt, S. (2014). Connection points. Intersection Points: The Newsletter of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, 39(1), 13-14.

Pratt, S. (2013). Foreword. In D. Loveless & B. Griffith (Eds.), Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Representative Conference Paper

Quinn, M., Jewett, L., Triche, S., Pratt, S., Egéa, D., & Hendry, P. (2017). Heeding the wisdom and way of the King of Chaos: Reflections on the rich legacy of William E. Doll, Jr. to curriculum studies. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, San Antonio, TX.

Kuehnert, E., Eddy, C., & Pratt, S. (2017). Professional development focusing on listening and questioning. Paper presented at the Research Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Antonio, TX.

Eddy, C., Pratt, S., & Green, C. (2017). Google Maps and Desmos for solving systems of linear inequalities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Antonio, TX.

Pratt, S., Eddy, C., & Kuehnert, E. (2017). Assessment FOR learning: Teachers’ questioning and listening strategies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Fort Worth, TX.

Eddy, C., Pratt, S., Kuehnert, E., & Wu, M. (2017). Building teachers’ capacity for anticipating student responses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Fort Worth, TX.

Kuehnert, E., Eddy, C., & Pratt, S. (2017). Re-Presenting distributive property and multiplication facts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Fort Worth, TX.

Pratt, S., Eddy, C., Matney, G., Wilkerson, T., Inprasitha, M., Inprasitha, N., Srichompoo, S., Changsri, N., Kadroon, T., & Moonpoo, P. (2016, July). Facilitating teachers’ instruction to elicit student processes in thinking of mathematics. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education 2016, Hamburg, Germany.

Eddy, C., Pratt, S., Thinwiangthong, S., Suttiamporn, W., Wilkerson, T., Matney, G., Saengpun, J., Sudejamnong, A., & Premprayoon, K. (2016, July). Common observation tool for math teacher’s use of formative assessment in U.S. and Thailand. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education 2016, Hamburg, Germany.

Pratt, S., Colvin, R., Waks, L., Seltzer-Kelly, D., & Cunningham, C. (2016, April). Education for diverse democracy: A Deweyan complexity-based vision of schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Pratt, S., Eddy, C., & Kuehnert, E. (2016, February). Algeblocks to image integer and binomial multiplication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Orlando, FL.

Kuehnert, E., & Pratt, S. (2016, February). Structural connections of base-10 numbers and binomials using an area model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Orlando, FL.

Eddy, C., Inprasitha, M., Pratt, S., Matney, G., & Wilkerson, T. (2015, May). The FALS Project: Informing lesson study outcomes through innovative assessment to address Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching. Paper presented at the 7th ICMI-East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education, Cebu, Philippines.

Pratt, S., & Tennyson, A. (2015, February). Understanding integer and binomial multiplication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Las Vegas, NV.

Kuehnert, E., & Pratt, S. (2015, February). Teacher application of questioning in contextualizing algebraic functions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Las Vegas, NV.

Pratt, S. (2014, November). Area models to understand multiplication & division/factoring of integers & polynomials. Paper presented at the Western Regional Noyce Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Pratt, S., Kadroon, Y., Eddy, C., & Wilkerson, T.  (2015, January). Choosing appropriate measures of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching for research studies. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Eddy, C., Harrell, P., Inprasitha, M., Pratt, S., & Wilkerson, T. (2015, January). Workshop on the use of short cycle formative assessment observation protocol. Paper presented the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Waks, L., Seltzer-Kelly, D., Doll, W., Pratt, S., & Trueit, D. (2014, April). School as a complex organization. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Jewett, L., Pratt, S., Esparza, J., & Barshes, D. (2014, April). Praxising Complexity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Pratt, S., Matney, G., & Richardson, K. (2014, February). Conceptual tasks in secondary mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. San Antonio, TX.

Pratt, S., Eddy, C., Matney, G., Kuehnert, E., Moonpoo, P., Wilkerson, T., & Olson, M. (2014, February). A Bilateral, international research network for algebraic reasoning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. San Antonio, TX.

Jewett, L., Pratt, S., Esparza, J., & Appelbaum, P. (2013, November). Practicing chaos and complexity as curricular and pedagogical praxis. Paper presented at the Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Presentations for Teachers

Presentations for Louisiana Resource Center for Educators

Professional Development for XTreem Algebra Teachers

Presentations Associated with North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Workshops for PT.NET Grant, Baton Rouge, LA

Current Activity in Professional Organizations

Research Council on Mathematics Learning, 2018 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Secretary, 2015-2017
Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Member Coordinator, 2014-2016
Section Editor: Book Review, Journal: Complicity, 2014 – present
Reviewer, Journal: Review of Educational Research, 2017 – present
Reviewer, Journal: Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2016 – present
Reviewer, Journal: Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2013 – present
Reviewer, Journal: Complicity, 2007 – present
Chair, Chaos and Complexity Theories AERA SIG, 2011-2014
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators-Texas (AMTE-TX), Board Member-At-Large, 2013-2016

Memberships in National and International Organizations

American Educational Research Association

International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies

Research Council on Mathematics Learning

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators-Texas (AMTE-TX)

Texas Council for Teachers of Mathematics (TCTM)