# Mehmet Türegün, PhD

## Associate Professor

PhD, Mathematics Education, University of Oklahoma

MS, Mathematics, University of Tulsa

MS, Geophysics, University of Tulsa

BSc, Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

mturegun@barry.edu

305.899.3623

Mehmet Türegün is an Associate Professor in Barry University’s Adrian Dominican School of Education, teaching graduate courses in Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, and Mathematical Problem Solving. Dr. Türegün has a BSc degree from Istanbul Technical University in Engineering, Master's degrees in Geophysics and Mathematics, and earned his PhD degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Oklahoma.

Prior to joining Barry University, Dr. Türegün has taught mathematics at the college level for twenty-three years in Oklahoma. His areas of research in mathematics and statistics education include developing and assessing conceptual understanding, and curriculum development. He has been invited to serve on the assessment development team as a content area expert for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium, which is one of the multi-state consortiums formed to help states implement and assess the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). He also serves on Educational Testing Services (ETS) College Board for Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Board of Examiners and Readers. Dr. Türegün has authored, and/or presented numerous papers/presentations at various international, national, and regional mathematics/technology conferences. As a recipient of Fulbright Grant funded by the United States Department of State and the United States Information Agency, Dr. Türegün has spent an academic year in Poland.

**Selected Publications**

- Türegün, M. & Conde, L. (2014). The role of using technology and creativity in developing positive dispositions toward mathematical problem solving. In Carreria, S., Amado, N., Jones, K., & Jacinto, H. (Eds.). Proceedings of the Problem@Web International Conference: Technology, creativity and affect in mathematical problem solving. Faro, Portugal: University of Algarve.
- Türegün, M. (2014). A four-pillar design to improve the quality of statistical reasoning and thinking in higher education. The Online Journal of Quality in Higher Education, 1(1), 1-8.
- Türegün, M. (2013).Modeling Statistical Significance.
*Intersection Points; the Connection Points Column*-*The Newsletter of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning**37*(3), 7-10. - Türegün, M. (2012).Developing an alternative mode of assessment for conceptual understanding.
*Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mathematics Education (ICME-12)*. Seoul, Korea. - Türegün, M. & Reeder, S. (2011).Exploring students’ conceptual understanding of statistical measures of spread.
*Community College Journal of Research and Practice 35*(5),410-426. - Türegün, M. & Reeder, S. (2010). Developing and assessing students’ conceptual understanding in introductory statistics. In Brosnan, P., Erchick, D. B., & Flevares, L. (Eds.).
*Proceedings of the 32nd annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University. - Türegün, M. (2008).Assessing online learning.
*Education Review – A Journal of Book Reviews*. - Türegün, M. (2000).A model for teaching linear Diophantine equations in two variables.
*Pro Dialog – A Scientific and Educational Journal of the Polish Information Society, Number 11*.

**Selected Presentations**

- Hale, R., Türegün, M., and Starratt, G. (2015). High School Predictors of College Mathematics Readiness. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
- Türegün, M., & Conde, L. (2014, December). An investigation of the US and the Bahamian in-service teachers’ reflections regarding mathematical problem solving. Poster presented at the 2014 International Joint Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education (AARE-NZARE 2014). Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane, Australia.
- Türegün, M., Conde, L., and Gonzalez, J. (2014, October). Young Children as Creative Problem Solvers: Constructing and Creating 2-D Shapes. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Conference of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC). Orlando, FL.
- Conde, L., & Türegün, M. (2014, May). Developing positive dispositions toward mathematical problem solving. Paper presented at the Problem@Web International Conference: technology, creativity and affect in problem solving. University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal.
- Conde, L., & Türegün, M. (2014, February). Multi modality of tangrams: Motivating teachers to help students develop positive attitudes toward mathematics. Workshop conducted at the International Teacher Education Conference. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Türegün, M. (2014, February). Transformation form teacher-centered to subject-centered mathematics education. Paper presented at the International Teacher Education Conference. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Türegün, M. (2013, December). A four-pillar design to improve the quality of statistical reasoning and thinking in higher education. Paper presented at the International Conference on Quality in Higher Education. Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey.
- Gonzalez, J., Conde, L., and Türegün, M. (2013, September). Young Mathematicians: Constructing 3-dimensional shapes as aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Paper presented at the 57th Annual Conference of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC). Orlando, FL.
- Türegün, M. & Buckreis, S. (2013, July). Developing a graduate course in early and middle childhood mathematical problem solving. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Learning. University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
- Sandals, L. & Türegün, M. (2013, July). A model for teaching research methodology for graduate students in Social Sciences and Education. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Learning. University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
- Türegün, M., Buckreis, S. and Perkins, S. (2013, March). An investigation of teaching and learning of mathematics in a Dual Language Program (DPL). Paper presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML). Tulsa, OK.
- Newman, I., Clement, R. W., Starratt, G. K., Valbrun-Pope, M., Marinaccio Eckel, P., Gallagher, S., Noelliste, M., Williams, J., Bliss, L., Ban, R., Türegün, M., Perkins, S., Ligas, M. R., & Rios, S. (2013, February).
*An evaluation of Broward County Public Schools initiative to foster Black male success.*Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Sarasota, FL. - Perkins, S. & Türegün, M. (2013, February). Examining a Local Dual Language Initiative: An exploratory study. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). Lake Buena Vista, FL.
- Türegün, M. (2012, July). Developing an alternative mode of assessment for conceptual understanding. Paper presented at the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12). Seoul, Korea.
- Türegün, M. (2012, March). Cases of
*faux ami*in Introductory Statistics. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML). Charlotte, NC. - Türegün, M. (2012, March). ARTIST talk: The use of ARTIST CAOS assessment in Introductory Statistics. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML). Charlotte, NC.
- Türegün, M. & Reeder, S. L. (2010, October). Developing and assessing students’ conceptual understanding in introductory statistics. Paper presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA). Columbus, OH.
- Türegün, M. (2010, March). A framework for assessing conceptual understanding of measures of spread. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML). Conway, AR.

- Türegün, M. (2009, October). Exploring complexity in a calculus classroom: A different vantage point. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. Dayton, OH.
- Türegün, M. & Reeder, S. L. (2009, March). Exploring gender differences in college students’ conceptual understanding of spread. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML). Rome, GA.
- Türegün, M. (2009, February). Designing a curriculum matrix for Introductory Statistics: A more holistic approach. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Design Principles and Practices. Berlin, Germany.
- Türegün, M. & Reeder, S. L. (2008, March). Exploring students’ conceptual understanding of measures of spread. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML). Oklahoma City, OK.
- Türegün, M. & Reeder, S. L. (2008, January). An exploration of students’ understanding of spread. Paper presented at the Inaugural World Universities International Forum. Davos, Switzerland.
- Türegün, M. (2006). Computing critical test statistic values using tables! Tables?!...What tables?! Use your TI-83/84. Paper presented at the 18thInternational Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM). Orlando, FL.
- Türegün, M. (2004). What goes where? What happens when? Design issues for hybrid/web-enhanced courses. Paper presented at the 17thInternational Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM). New Orleans, LA.
- Türegün, M. (1996). The TI-85 and the rule of three in College Algebra. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Southwest Regional Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
- Türegün, M. & Maples, M. (1996). Tools and techniques for teaching College Algebra via interactive technology. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Distance Education Conference. Augusta, ME.
- Türegün, M. & Wilson, K. (1995). The Harvard Calculus project at Oklahoma City Community College. Paper presented at The Harvard Calculus Conference at Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, OK.
- Türegün, M. & Wilson, K. (1995). Some practical ideas for the use of the TI-85 in the first-year Calculus course. Paper presented at the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) National Conference. Little Rock, AR.
- Türegün, M. & Wilson, K. (1995). The TI-85 unleashed on the rule of three. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Central Regional Conference. Springfield, MO.
- Türegün, M. (1995). The numerical, graphical and algebraic connections for differentiation and integration. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.
- Türegün, M. (1994). Mathematical visualization in teaching of differential and integral calculus using the TI-85 graphing calculator. Poster presented at the United States Information Agency and the Department of State Instructional Innovations Exhibit. Santiago, Chile.
- Türegün, M. & Wilson, K. (1994). The Harvard Calculus project at Oklahoma City Community College. Paper presented at The Harvard Calculus Conference at Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, OK.
- Türegün, M. (1994). Numerical and graphical interpretations of the derivative using the TI-85 graphing calculator. Paper presented at the Eight Hundred and Ninety-fifth Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Stillwater, OK.
- Türegün, M. (1994). Error estimation in approximating definite integrals with the TI-85 graphing calculator. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Southern Regional Conference. Tulsa, OK.
- Türegün, M. & Wilson, K. (1994). A working approach to learning the operation of the TI-85 graphing calculator. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Southern Regional Conference. Tulsa, OK.
- Türegün, M. & Wilson, K. (1993). The Harvard Calculus project at Oklahoma City Community College. Paper presented at The Harvard Calculus Conference at Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, OK.
- Türegün, M. (1993). The TI-85 graphing calculator applications in Calculus. Paper presented at the Mathematical Association of America and the Missouri Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges Meeting. Kansas City, MO.
- Türegün, M. (1993). A comparison of implementations of different numerical methods for approximating definite integrals on the TI-85 graphing calculator. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM). Parsippany, NJ.
- Türegün, M. & Wilson, K. (1993). Numerical integration using the TI-81/TI-85 graphics calculators. Paper presented at the Third Annual Greater Kansas City Mathematics Technology Expo. Kansas City, MO.