Faculty Profile for Dr. Bikai Nie

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Dr. Bikai Nie
Senior Lecturer — Mathematics
ELTB B320
phone: (512) 245-4028

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Bikai Nie received his Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from East China Normal University in 2004. He received a Master’s Degree in Statistics from the University of Delaware in 2013. As a Research Associate at the University of Delaware, he worked on a series of mathematics education research projects, in which his research focused on investigating the impact of mathematics curricula on 6th -12th graders’ math studying and teachers’ teaching. His research interests include the preparation for pre-service math teachers, professional development for in-service mathematics teachers, mathematics curricula for K-16, problem solving, problem posing, and quantitative methods in mathematics education research. His teaching interests include Mathematics for K-12 Teachers, Quantitative Methods in Education Research, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.

Teaching Interests

Mathematics for K-12 Teachers, Quantitative Methods in Education Research, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.

Research Interests

My research interests include:
1)the preparation for pre-service math teachers,
2)professional development for in-service mathematics teachers,
3) mathematics curricula for K-16,
4) problem solving and problem posing, and
5) quantitative methods in mathematics education research.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • 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.
  • Obara, S., Nie, B., & Simmons, J. (2018). Teachers’ Conceptions of Technology, School Policy and Teacher’s Roles When Using Technology. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 14(4), 1337–1349. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/83569
  • Peng, A., Li, J., Nie, B., & Li, Y. (2017). Characteristics of Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving in China: Analysis of a Lesson from the Perspective of Variation. In Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Variation: Confucian Heritage Meets Western Theories (pp. 111–125).
  • Cai, J., Jiang, C., Hwang, S., Nie, B., & Hu, D. (2016). Does textbook support the implementation of mathematical problem posing in classrooms? In Problem solving in mathematics education: New advances and perspectives (pp. 3–22). Springer.
  • Cai, J., Silber, S., Hwang, S., Nie, B., Moyer, J. C., & Wang, N. (n.d.). The LieCal Project and its investigation of problem-solving strategies as a measure of longitudinal curricular effects on students’ learning. Revista de Matemática, Ensino e Cultura (Mathematics, Teaching and Culture Journal).

Selected Grants

  • Nie, Bikai (Co-Principal). Implementing Techtivities to Promote Covariational Reasoning and Instructional Transformation in College Algebra (ITsCRITiCAL), NSF, Federal, $1599774. (Submitted: December 3, 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Organizer
Teaching Forum for Math 2311/2312
September 1, 2020-Present
Member
Library Committee
September 1, 2020-Present
Organizer
College Algebra Teaching Forum
September 1, 2020-Present
Member
Developmental Math Committee
September 1, 2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
June 1, 2017-Present