Carol Wade

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Assistant Professor

Office: 298 Albert W. Brown Building
Phone: (585) 395-5569


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University
PhD, Clemson University
MA, Clemson University
BS, Clemson University

Area(s) of specialty:

Transition researcher from high school (secondary) mathematics to college level mathematics, specifically with a focus on how secondary teachers teach for conceptual understanding and transfer of learning; Quantitative analysis of large scale data sets; Assessing student performance.

Research interest(s):

Teaching mathematics for conceptual understanding and transfer of learning; Eye tracking to enhance instruction and learning of secondary mathematics, specifically application problems.


Wade, C., Sonnert, G., Sadler, P.M., Hazari, Z. (2017). Instructional Experiences that Align with Conceptual Understanding in the Transition from High School Mathematics to College Calculus.  American Secondary Education, 45(2), 4-21.

Wade, C.H., Sonnert, G., Wilkens, C.P., Sadler, P.M. High School Preparation for College Calculus: Is the Story the Same for Males and Females? (2017). The High School Journal, 100(4), 250-263.

Wade, C., Sonnert, G., Sadler, P.M., Hazari, Z., Watson, C. (2016). A Comparison of Mathematics Teachers’ and Professors’ Views on Secondary Preparation for Tertiary Calculus. Journal of Mathematics Education Research Teachers, 7(1), 7-16.

Wilkens, C. P., Wade, C. H., Sonnert, G., & Sadler, P. M. (2015). Are Homeschoolers Prepared for College Calculus? Journal of School Choice, 9(1), 30-48.

Wade, C. (2011). Secondary Preparation for College Calculus: Significant Pedagogies used to revise the Four Component Instructional Design Model. Published dissertation, Clemson University. (ProQuest ID 2371212971).

Benson, L., D. Bowman, Wade, C. & R. Hutchison. Effectiveness of an In-Class Demonstration for Improving Student Performance and Attitudes. 2009 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (2009).

Cook, M., Visser, R.D., & Wade, C. (2009). The influence of text-graphic integration and individual differences on learning from multimedia presentations. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Garden Grove, CA.

Last Updated 8/21/18

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