Faculty Profile for Dr. Samuel Obara

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Dr. Samuel Obara
Associate Professor — Mathematics
MCS 565
phone: (512) 245-3793

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Obara, S., & Welsh, S. C. (2020). Is e^π > π^e? Pre-service teachers making sense of numbers. Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics  Preparation of School Teachers, 1, 1–10.
  • Obara, S. (2020). Find the measure of angle x: Teachers technology investigation. Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics  Preparation of School Teachers, 3, 1–10.
  • Obara, S. (2020). Dynamic geometry software: Teacher overcome difficulties in constructing and reasoning a geometry problem. Mathematics in School, 49(2), 24–27.
  • Obara, S. (2019). Pre-service teachers exploring the role of pattern-based reasoning in the context of algebraic thinking. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 15(11), 1–16.
  • Obara, S., & Nie, B. (2019). Promoting Math Teacher Active Learning with the Lesson Study Approach: A Case Study of In-service Teachers’ Perspectives. International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, 8(2), 135–148.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 3 Graduating Students Recognitions as the faculty that contributed significantly to their academic career. 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: - Completed Math 4311 (Introduction to the History of Mathematics) Course Transformation in the 2011 Multicultural Transformation Institute, Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies. May 16, 2011 - May 20, 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Research Excellence Award: Texas State University, Department of Mathematics. 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: School of Science Nomination for the Presidential Teaching Award. 2007
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Excellence Award: Texas State University, Department of Mathematics. 2007

Selected Grants

  • Obara, Samuel. Travel Grant from National Association of Mathematics, $400. (Funded: November 12, 2006). Grant.
  • Obara, Samuel. Dynamic Geometry in Classrooms, NSF Grant, $2090450. (Funded: 2009 - 2015). Grant.
  • Obara, Samuel. Deeper Exploration of Mathematics, The P-16 Collaborative Science and Math Faculty Grant Program Diversity and Equity Initiative, Texas State University, $15000. (Funded: 2008 - 2009). Grant.
  • Obara, Samuel. Making Sense of Professional Development, Research Enhancement Program (REP) Grant Award, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: 2006 - 2007). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Graduate Assistant Coordinator
August 12, 2020-Present
Budget Committee
January 2018-Present
PhD Committee
August 2017-Present
Bomware Diaspora (Non profit organization)