Carla C. Moldavan

 

 

Vita

 

 

Home Address:  238 Margo Trail SE, Rome, GA 30161

School Address: 5441 Hwy 20 N. E., Cartersville, GA 30121

Home Telephone:  (706) 234-9153

School Telephone: (678) 872-8109

E-mail:  cmoldava@highlands.edu

 

 

Graduate Degrees

 

M. Ed., University of Georgia, 1973, Mathematics Education

Ed. D., University of Georgia, 1986, Curriculum and Instruction

(Dissertation:  The Effects of Warning Intermediate Algebra Students about Common Errors)

 

 

Present Position

 

Chair of the Division of Mathematics, Georgia Highlands College

 

 

Previous Institutions

 

Berry College

Summerville Middle School

Kennesaw State College

Dalton College

Murray County High School

 

 

Membership in Professional and Honor Societies

  

   National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

   Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics

   Phi Beta Kappa

   Phi Kappa Phi

   Research Council on Mathematics Learning

   Georgia Association of Teacher Educators  

   Georgia Academy of Science  

   Sigma Xi

   Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

 

 

Honors and Special Recognitions

   Cook Chair of Mathematics at Berry College

   Teacher of the Month, Summerville Middle School

   Who’s Who of American Women

   Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

   CAPS (Counseling, Advisement, and Placement Services) Advisor of the Year

   National Academic Advising Association Certificate of Merit

   Who’s Who in American Education

   Phi Theta Kappa Sponsors Hall of Fame

 

 

Publications

 

Moldavan, C. “Guest Editorial:  Ruminations on the Final Report of the National Mathematics

   Panel.”  The Mathematics Educator 18(1) (2008):  2 – 7. 

 

Moldavan, C.  Review of “The Learning of Mathematics:  Sixty-ninth NCTM Yearbook.”  In

   Window on Resources in Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School 13(6) (February, 2008):

   366.

 

Moldavan, C.  “A Year in the Schools.”  Academic Exchange Quarterly 11(3) (Fall, 2007): 53 – 56.

 

Tapia, M. & Moldavan, C.  “Attitudes toward Mathematics of Precalculus and Calculus Students.”

   Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics 29(1) (Winter, 2007):  48 – 57.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Subtle Changes in Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs About Teaching Mathematics.” 

   GATEways to Teacher Education XVI(1) (Fall, 2004):  24 – 35.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Some of Georgia’s Best Mathematics Students—How Are They Doing?” 

   Reflections L(3) (Fall, 2004):  16 – 17.

 

Tapia, M. & Moldavan, C.  “Attitudes Toward Mathematics of Students in Introductory

    Mathematics Courses.”  (Abstract).  Georgia Journal of Science 62(1) (2004):  54.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Pondering Perimeter and Analyzing Area.”  Reflections L (1) (Winter, 2004): 

    12 - 14.

 

Moldavan, C.  “So Many Kinds of Beetles.”  Reflections XLIX (3) (Fall, 2003):  10 – 11.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Decorating with Dodecahedra and Platonic Solid Applications.”

   Reflections XLVIII (1) (Winter, 2002):  12 – 13.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Culture in the Curriculum:  Enriching Numeration and Number Operations.”

   Teaching Children Mathematics 8(4) (December, 2001):  238 – 243.

 

Eggleton, P. & Moldavan, C.  “The Value of Mistakes.”  Mathematics Teaching in the

   Middle School 7(1)(September, 2001):  42 – 47.

 

Moldavan, C.  “A Parent’s Portfolio:  Observing the Power of Matt, the Mathematician.”

   Virginia Mathematics Teacher (Spring, 2001): 25 – 26.

 

Moldavan, C. & Walker, H.  (2000).  Survey of 1987 – 1998 Berry College Mathematics

   Education Graduates.”  Columbus, OH:  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.

   ED 436 388)

 

Moldavan, C.  “Continuing as Colleagues.” Reaching Through Teaching 13(2)

   (Spring, 2000): 11 – 12.

 

Moldavan, C.  (2000) “Colors of Fall.”  Tapestry of Dreams.  Owings Mill, MD:  The

   International Journal of Photography.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Math Blessing.”  Focus:  Journal of the West Virginia Association for

   Young Children 19 (March, 2000): 19 – 21.

 

 

Moldavan, C.  “A Parent’s Portfolio:  Observing the Power of Matt, the Mathematician.”

   Teaching Children Mathematics  6(6) (February, 2000): 372 – 374.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Building Mathematical Thinking.”  Together for Children 34

   (Fall, 1999): 6.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Playing Rock School.”  Together for Children 34 (Summer, 1999): 6.

 

Moldavan, C. & Dees, J. “Readers Write:  Metric Olympics Project.”  Mathematics

   Teaching in the Middle School 4 (7) (April, 1999): 429. 

 

Moldavan, C.  “Developing Creative Mathematical Thinking,  Together for Children 34

   (Spring, 1999): 6.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Appropriate Mathematical Experiences Before Kindergarten.”  Together

   for Children 34 (Winter, 1999): 4.

 

Moldavan, C. & Mullis, L.  (1998).  Fostering Dispositions Toward

   Mathematics.”  Columbus, OH:  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 421 362)

 

Moldavan, C.  “Working with Students with Visual Disabilities.”  In Hodge, B. M., &

   Prestin-Sabin, J.  (1997).  Accommodations—Or Just Good Teaching?  Strategies for Teaching    College Students with Disabilities.  Westport, Connecticut:  Praeger.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Book Review:  Improving Instruction:  Issues and Alternatives for Higher

   Education:  AAHE-ERIC Higher Education Research Report No. 4.”  NACADA Journal: The

  Journal of the National Academic Advising Association.  16 (2) (Fall, 1996): 64 – 65

 

Economopoulos, M., Ferguson, B., & Moldavan, C.  “The Middle Grades Mathematics Classroom:   A World of Rapid Change.”  Lift-off (Spring, 1996).

 

Moldavan, C.  “Reader Reflection:  More than munching.”  Mathematics Teacher 88 (December,

 1993): 781.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Tips for Beginners:  Attention Getters.”  Mathematics Teacher 86

   (April, 1993): 297.  

 

Moldavan, C.  “Solving the Equation for Success:  Math 090 Prepares Students for

   Algebra.”  Reaching Through Teaching 6(2) Winter, 1993: 3.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Book Review:  Nolting, P. D.   Strategy Cards for Higher Grades.

   (1989)  National Association for Developmental Education Newsletter  19 (2) (Fall, 1992): 2.

 

Moldavan, C.  “Book Review:  U. S. Department of Education, Women’s Equity Act

   Program (1989).  Developing Math Learning Skills:  A Parallel Support Course for the

   Math-Anxious College Student.”  National Association for Developmental Education

   Newsletter 16(3) (Winter, 1992): 16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations

 

National

 

Moldavan, C. (January, 2009).  Summer Math Camp.  Joint Mathematics Meetings.  Washington,    D. C.

 

Moldavan, C. (March, 2008).  Analysis of Gender Differences on Mathematics Contest Items.

   Research Council on Mathematics Learning.  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

Tapia, M. & Moldavan, C.  (March, 2007).  Research Council on Mathematics Learning,

    Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 2004).  Developing An Appreciation of Algebra Using the History of

   Mathematics.  School Science and Mathematics Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (April, 2003).  How Many Ways Can. . . ?  National Council of Teachers of

   Mathematics, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Moldavan, C. & Tribble, J.  (April, 2001).  Verifying Volume.  National Council of Teachers of

   Mathematics, Orlando, Florida.

 

Moldavan, C.  (November, 2000).  A Look at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’

   ‘Standards 2000’.  National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C. & Tribble, J.  (April, 2000).  Pondering Perimeter and Analyzing Area.

   National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Moldavan, C., Sparks, D., & Mullis, L.  (March, 2000).  Beliefs about Mathematics and

   Pedagogy Held by Preservice and Inservice Teachers in the Northwest Georgia Area as

   Measured by the “Standards Belief Instrument” (SBI).  Research Council on Mathematics

   Learning,  Las Vegas, Nevada. 

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 1999).  Pondering Perimeter and Analyzing Area.  Joint Meeting of

   the School Science and Mathematics Association and the North Carolina Council of

   Teachers of Mathematics, Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

Moldavan, C.  (April, 1999).  First Footsteps on a Child’s Mathematical Journey.
   National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Francisco, California.

 

 

Moldavan, C.  (April, 1998).  Decorate with Dodecahedra.  National Council of

  Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, California.

 

Moldavan, C.  (April, 1994).  Pictures Worth “X” Words:  Translating Pictures into

   Inequalities.  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

 

 

Regional and Local

 

Moldavan, C (October, 2007).  Do Boys Peform Better than Girls on Certain Math Contest Items?

   Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Rock Eagle Center, Eatonton, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C. (October, 2006).  Reflections on Teaching Seventh-Grade Mathematics 2005-2006.

   Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Rock Eagle Center, Eatonton, Georgia.

Moldavan, C. & Bennett, D. (October, 2005).  Berry College Math Trail for 6th Graders.  Georgia

   Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Rock Eagle Center, Eatonton, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C. et al.  (October, 2005).  Georgia Performance Standards Tasks from the

   Taskmasters Grades 6 – 8.  Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Rock Eagle

   Center, Eatonton, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 2004).  Developing an Appreciation of Algebra Using the History of

   Mathematics.  Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Rock Eagle Center,

   Eatonton, Georgia. 

 

Tapia, M. & Moldavan, C.  (March, 2004).  Attitudes Toward Mathematics of Students in

    Introductory Mathematics Courses.  Georgia Academy of Sciences, Rome, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 2003).  So Many Kinds of Beetles.  Georgia Council of Teachers of

   Mathematics, Rock Eagle Center, Eatonton, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 2002).  Mathematics and Economics:  Connections for Life.

   Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Rock Eagle Center, Eatonton, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 2002).  How Many Ways Can…?  National Council of Teachers of

   Mathematics Central Regional Conference, Paducah, Kentucky.

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 2001).  Verifying Volume.  Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics,

   Rock Eagle Center, Eatonton, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.   (October, 2000).  It All Adds Up!  Northwest Mathematics Conference.

   Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 2000).  A Look at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’

   ‘Standards 2000’.  Georgia Association on Young Children.  Gwinnett County, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  & Tribble, J.  (April, 2000).  Resources and Ideas for Encouraging

   Mathematics Learning in the Early Years.  In-service, Danville Consolidated School District 

   118,   Danville, Illinois.

  

Mullis, L., & Moldavan, C. (April, 2000).   Research on the Development of Reading, Writing,

   and Mathematics Skills in Two Children.  Southern Early Childhood Association,

   Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Moldavan, C.  (March, 2000).  Pondering Perimeter and Analyzing Area.  Southern

   Regional Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Mobile, Alabama.

 

Mullis, L., Moldavan, C., & Sparks, D.  (February, 2000).  Stress Factors as Perceived by

   Elementary Teachers in Northwest Georgia.  Eastern Educational Research Association,

   Clearwater, Florida

 

Moldavan, C., Sparks, D., & Mullis, L.  (October, 1999).  Beliefs of Preservice and Inservice

   Teachers in Northwest Georgia About Mathematics and Mathematics Pedagogy as Measured

   by the Standards Belief Instrument (SBI).  Georgia Educational Research Association,

   Clayton College and State University, Morrow, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C., & Tribble, J.  (October, 1999).  Pondering Perimeter and Analyzing Area.

   Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Rock Eagle Center, Eatonton, Georgia.

 

 

Moldavan, C., & Mullis, L.  (October, 1999).  Why Matt Likes Math; Why Chelsea Likes

   to Read.  Georgia Association on Young Children.  Gwinnett County, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (March, 1999).  Early Mathematics Learning.  Southern Early Childhood

   Association, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 1998).  Support Group for First-Year Teachers.  Georgia Council

   of Teachers of Mathematics, Rock Eagle Center, Eatonton, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 1998).  Games and Other Activities for Mathematics in the Primary

   Grades.  Georgia Association on Young Children, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (October, 1998).  Games and Other Activities for Early Mathematics Learning.

   Georgia Association on Young Children, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (July, 1997).  Early Mathematics Learning.  Early Childhood Conference

   Sponsored by East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.

 

Moldavan, C., & Mullis, L.  (October, 1996).  Using National Council of Teachers of

   Mathematics Standards in Grades K-3.  Georgia Association on Young Children,

   Gwinnett County, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C., & Mullis, L.  (October, 1995).  Developmentally Appropriate Kindergarten

   Activities.  Tennessee Association for the Education of the Young Child, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Moldavan, C.  (February, 1995).  Creative Constructions.  North Metro Mathematics

   Collaborative Make It-Take It Workshop.  Kennesaw State College, Marietta, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C., & Mullis, L.  (October, 1994).  Affect Toward Mathematics in Relation to

   Elementary School Mathematics Experiences.  Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics

   Annual Meeting, Rock Eagle Conference Center, Eatonton, Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (November, 1993).  Dodecahedra Christmas Ornaments.  North Metro

   Mathematics Collaborative Make It-Take It Workshop, Kennesaw State College, Marietta,

   Georgia.

 

Moldavan, C.  (May, 1992).  A Study of Students Who Withdrew from Developmental

   Studies Math at Kennesaw State College During 1989-90.  Seventeenth Annual

   Developmental Studies Conference, Clayton State College, Morrow, Georgia.

 

 

Past Professional Activities

 

Consultant for Georgia Assessment Project on Teacher Certification Test

Evaluator/interviewer for Governor's Honors Program nominees

Reader for State Department of Education of applications for Presidential Award for outstanding

           mathematics and science teaching

Reviewer for Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

Reviewer for textbooks for Addison-Wesley

Reviewer for GATEways to Teacher Education

Assistant Editor, Together for Children, Georgia Association on Young Children

Reviewer for Key College Publishing

Content Review Panelist for Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Reviewer for National Science Foundation grant

Eighth-Grade Framework Committee for Georgia Performance Standards in Mathematics

Math/Science Partnership with Dade County, Georgia