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Scholarly Interest Report
Joe Dan Austin
Associate Professor
  • B.S. (1966) Georgia Institute of Technology (Magna Cum Laude)
  • M.S. (1968) Purdue University
  • Ph.D. (1972) Purdue University
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Department Affiliations
  • Department of Statistics
    Research Areas
     Integrating Matthematics and Science, Using Technology in teaching mathematics, International Mathematics Education
    Selected Publications

    Austin, J.D. "Applications of Secondary School Mathematics.." : 339.


    Austin, J.D., Howard, A., & Thomas, R.D. "Mathematics of Mondy." : 635.


    Austin, J.D., Howard, A., & Thomas, R.D. "Mathematics of Money. (2nd ed.)." : 559 plus appendices.


    Ausstin, J.D. "Deriving the area of a circle." The American Mathematics Association Two-Year College (AMATYC) Review, 13 (1992) : 34-40.


    Ausstin, J.D. "Technology and transactions in mathematics education." American Perspectives on the Sixth International Congress on Mathematical Education (1991) : 25-26.


    Austin, J. D. "An experimental study of the effects of three instructional methods in basic probability and statistics." Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 5 (1974) : 146-154.


    Austin, J.D. "A classroom note on stock dividend rates." Mathematics and Computer Education, 32 (1998) : 218-222.


    Austin, J.D. "A functional equation approach to e." The Pentagon, 37 (1977) : 21-25.


    Austin, J.D. "A generalized game of craps." Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, 6 (1976) : 215-217.


    Austin, J.D. "A modular arithmetic example." Texas Mathematics Teacher, 23 (1976) : 6-6.


    Austin, J.D. "A probability problem - revisited." Texas Mathematics Teacher, 24 (1977) : 10-10.


    Austin, J.D. "American mathematics education research practices." Proceedings of the Korea/U.S. Seminar on Comparative Analysis of Mathematical Education inKorea and the United States. (1991) : 277-302.


    Austin, J.D. "An algebra trick." Illinois Mathematics Teacher, 26 (1975) : 12-14.


    Austin, J.D. "Angle trisection using compass and finite straightedge." Two-Year College Mathematics Reader (1981) : 36-39.


    Austin, J.D. "Children with a learning disability and mathematics." School Science and Mathematics, 82 (1982) : 201-207.


    Austin, J.D. "Chords, clocks, and spinners." School Science and Mathematics, 77 (1977) : 558-562.


    Austin, J.D. "Completing the problem of constructing a unit segment from the square root of x." Mathematics Teacher, 71 (1978) : 664-666.


    Austin, J.D. "Constructions with an unmarked protractor." Mathematics Teacher, 75 (1982) : 291-295.


    Austin, J.D. "Counting genotypes." School Science and Mathematics, 88 (1988) : 91-94.


    Austin, J.D. "Creating cryptarithms with a computer." School Science and Mathematics, 87 (1987) : 308-311.


    Austin, J.D. "Distracter-identification testing in geometry." Educational and Psychological Research, 3 (1983) : 25-41.


    Austin, J.D. "Do comments on homework affect student achievement?." School Science and Mathematics, 76 (1976) : 159-164.


    Austin, J.D. "Education, Secondary." Grolier Encyclopedia International, 5 (1982) : 286-292.


    Austin, J.D. "Euclidean circles and their modular images." Mathematics and Computer Education, 24 (1990) : 11-21.


    Austin, J.D. "Fermat's last theorem and arithmetic sequences." The American Mathematics Association Two-Year College (AMATYC) Review, 11 (1989) : 38-40.


    Austin, J.D. "Grading answer-until-correct tests." American Mathematical Monthly, 85 (1978) : 588-589.


    Austin, J.D. "Grading distracter-identification tests." Psychometrika, 46 (1981) : 129-137.


    Austin, J.D. "Graphing inverse functions and their tangents." School Science and Mathematics, 79 (1979) : 313-316.


    Austin, J.D. "Graphing statistical functions." School Science and Mathematics, 92 (1992) : 278-280.


    Austin, J.D. "Hausaufgaven im amerikanischen Mathematikunterricht." Zentralblatt fuer Didaktik der Mathematik, 5 (1987) : 296-305.


    Austin, J.D. "High school calculus and first quarter college calculus grades." Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 10 (1979) : 69-72.


    Austin, J.D. "Homework research in mathematics." School Science and Mathematics, 79 (1979) : 115-121.


    Austin, J.D. "Homework: Question isn't whether, it's how much." Houston Post, 100 (1985) : 3B.


    Austin, J.D. "How fast can you watch?." Mathematics Teacher, 73 (1980) : 262-263.


    Austin, J.D. "Integrating geometry and algebra." Mathematics Teacher (Submitted)


    Austin, J.D. "International student achievement in mathematics - a reanalysis." School Science and Mathematics, 85 (1985) : 635-644.


    Austin, J.D. "Let's teach research evaluation." School Science and Mathematics, 78 (1978) : 425-430.


    Austin, J.D. "Locus of triangle vertices." Mathematics Teacher, 91 (1998) : 474-476.


    Austin, J.D. "Mathematizing string art." Mathematics and Computer Education, 30 (1996) : 272-277.


    Austin, J.D. "Overbooking airline flights." Mathematics Teacher, 75 (1982) : 221-223.


    Austin, J.D. "Right isosceles triangles on the geoboard." Mathematics Teacher, 72 (1979) : 24-27.


    Austin, J.D. "TABS, FOM students, and microcomputers." Texas Study of Secondary Education Research Journal, 31 (1982) : 18-23.


    Austin, J.D. "The birthday problem revisited." The two-year college mathematics journal, 7 (1976) : 39-42.


    Austin, J.D. "The current educational reform." Investigations in Mathematics Education, 17 (1984) : 1-4.


    Austin, J.D. "The mathematics of genetics." Mathematics Teacher, 70 (1977) : 685-690.


    Austin, J.D. "The mathematics of grading multiple choice tests." Reflections (publication of Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics), 25 (1977) : 6-7.


    Austin, J.D. "The pacing prince of Koenigsberg." School Science and Mathematics, 87 (1987) : 217-222.


    Austin, J.D. "The tilted probability board." Mathematics Teacher, 69 (1976) : 284-288.


    Austin, J.D. "When to allow student questions on homework." Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 11 (1980) : 71-75.


    Austin, J.D. & Agris, M.S. "Women authors in the early years of School Science and Mathematics." School Science and Mathematics, 84 (1984) : 386-394.


    Austin, J.D. & Austin, K.A. "Constructing and trisecting angles with integer angle measures." Mathematics Teacher, 72 (1979) : 290-293.


    Austin, J.D. & Autrey, M.A, "A novel way to factor quadratic polynomials." Mathematics Teacher, 72 (1979) : 127-128.


    Austin, J.D. & Dunning, F.B. "Mathematics of the rainbow." Mathematics Teacher, 81 (1988) : 484-488.


    Austin, J.D. & Goodner, P.R. "International study of achievement in mathematics - A closer look at 13 year olds." Texas Study of Secondary Education Research Journal, 39 (1986) : 46-51.


    Austin, J.D. & Harcombe, E. "Student understanding of units." School Science and Mathematics (Submitted)


    Austin, J.D. & Lee, M.A.B. "Readability and mathematics test item difficulty." School Science and Mathematics, 82 (1982) : 284-290.


    Austin, J.D. & Vollrath, H.J. "Representing, solving and using algebraic equations." Mathematics Teacher, 82 (1989) : 608-612.


    Austin, J.D., Agris, M.S., & Simpson, C.D. "A procedure to estimate instructional reading level." Journal of Educational Studies, 1 (1981) : 20-23.


    Austin, J.D., Castellanos, J., Darnell, E., & Estrada, M. "An empirical exploration of the Poincare model for Hyperbolic geometry." Mathematics and Computer Education, 27 (1993) : 52-68.


    Austin, J.D., Converse, R.E., Sass, R.L., & Tomlins, R. "Coordinating secondary school science and mathematics." School Science and Mathematics, 92 (1992) : 64-68.


    Austin, J.D., Hirstein, J., & Walen, S. "Integrated mathematics interfaced with science." School Science and Mathematics, 97 (1997) : 45-49.


    Austin, J.D., Strother, D.B., & Keith, T.Z. "Homework: Too much, just right, or not enough?." Phi Delta Kappan, 65 (1984) : 423-426.


    Austin, J.D., Wells, Jr., R.O., & Herbert, E. "Master teachers as teacher role models." Mathematicians and Education Reform, 1 (1990) : 189-196.


    Papakonstantinou, A. Berger, S., Wells, Jr., R.O., & Austin, J.D. "Rice University affiliates program: The Marshall plan." Schools in the Middle (1996) : 39-46.


    Schultz, K.A. & Austin, J.D. "Spatial visualization and direction of motion." Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 14 (1983) : 95-101.


    Scott, D. & Austin, J.D. "Beyond histograms: Average shifted histograms." Mathematics and Computer Education, 25 (1991) : 42-52.


    Joe Dan Austin "A classroom note on stock dividend rate." Mathematics and Computer Education, 32(3) (1998) : 218-222.


    Austin, J.D. & Austin, K. A. "Homework grading procedured in junior high mathematics classes." School Science and Mathematics, 74 (1974) : 269-272.


    Austin, J.D. & Asher, W. "An alternative interpretation of an evaluation of a modern mathematics program." School Science and Mathematics, 72 (1972) : 443-445.


    "Algebra teaching in the United States - Practice, problems, and selected research." Sixth International Congress on Mathematics Education, Budapest, Hungary. (August 1988)


    "American mathematics education research practices." Korean-American NSF Research Project, Seoul, Korea. (November 1991)


    "An alternative multiple-choice testing procedure." Conference for the Advance of Mathematics Teaching, Austin, TX. (November 1980)


    "An overview of homework in American education." Kentucky Matheatics Teachers fall meeting, Lexington, KY. (October 1984) With Invited Keynote address


    "Computers in Education - An Update." University of Houston-Clear Lake Education Honorary Kappa Delta Pi, Kemma, TX. (April 1986)


    "Computers in education." University of Houston-Clear Lake Education Honorary Kappa Delta Pi meeting, Kemma, TX. (May 1983)


    "Constant angle curves." Sam Houston University Annual Mathematics Meeting, Huntsville, TX. (January 1997)


    "Crisis in American Education: Can we prepare out youth for tomorrow." Comparative and Interntional Education Society national meeting, Houston, TX. (March 1984) With Panel discussion


    "Die gegenwaertige Reform des Mathematikunterrichts in den USA." Invited address, Liebig Universitaet, Giessen, Germany. (May 1997)


    "Effects of computers in Fundamentals of Mathematics." Spring Brance Schools Instructional Personnel Inservice, Spring Brance, TX. (August 1981)


    "Entwicklung des Mathematikunterrichts in den USA." Bundestagung fuer Didaktik der Mathematik, Wuerzburg, Germany. (March 1988) With Invited Keynote speaker


    "Experimental study of several methods of teaching and learning of probability and statistics." Second International Congress on Mathematical Education, Exeter, England. (September 1972)


    "Galton's Quincunx revisited." Southeastern Mathematical Association of America, Knoxville, TN. (March 1974)


    "Gifted education." Teacher Inservice River Oaks Elementary School, Houston, TX. (August 1987)


    "Hausaufgaben im Amerikanischen Mathematikunterricht." Didaktisches Kolloquium fuer Mathematik, Oldenburg, Germany. (December 1986)


    "Homework in mathematics." Georgia Mathematics Conference, Eatonton, GA. (November 1974)


    "Houston Today." KHOU TV program, Houston, TX. (June 1983) With Interview on "Teacher training"


    "Invited address: Explorations in Non-Euclidean geometry with software." American Mathematical Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada. (September 1997)


    "Learning disability in mathematics." Southeastern National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta, GA. (March 1982)


    "Mainstreaming." Gulf Coast Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Meeting, Wharton, TX. (October 1979)


    "Mathematical education reform: A historical perspective." Reforming Schools Summer Institute, Rice University; Houston, Texas. (August 1997)


    "Motivation." Fall Inservice for Corpus Christi Independent School Districe Counselors, Corpus Christi, TX. (August 1984) With Invited Address


    "Number theory, problem solving, and computers." Texas Computer Education Conference, Houston, TX. (September 1987)


    "Problem solving for mathematics teachers in Magnet, Vanguard, and International Baccalaureate programs." Houston Independent School District Inservice, Houston, TX. (June 1985)


    "Problem solving in Fundamentals of Mathematics using probability and statistics." Fundamentals of Mathematics Conference, Victoria, TX. (February 1982)


    "Projection: '80." KUHT TV program, Houston, TX. (November 1980) With Panel discussion on international education


    "Projections: '80." KUHT TV program, Houston, TX. (February 1980) With Panel discussion on teacher education


    "Public Law 94-142 - Education for all Handicapped Children Act of 1975." Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Houston, TX. (March 1979)


    "Readability of achievement tests." National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. (April 1976)


    "The Sixth International Congress on Mathematical Education." Ruce University School Mathematics Project Fall In-Service, Houston, TX. (October 1988)


    "The third international congress on mathematics education." Southeastern NCTM meeting, Winston Salem, NC. (November 1977) With Panel Report


    "To the point." Rice radio KTRU program, Houston, TX. (June 1983) With Interview on "Can our teachers teach?"


    "Using computers in the teaching of mathematics." School Science and Mathematics Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH. (October 12, 1990)


    "Zum Algebra-Unterricht in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika." Symposium Ueber Didaktik der Algebra, Universitaet Wuerzburg, Germany. (December 1986)


    "Statistical Estimation." Sam Houston Mathematics Meeting, Huntsville, TX. (January 24, 1998)

    Editorial Positions
     Problem Editor and Chair, Finance Committee, School Science and Mathematics. School Science and Mathematics Association. (1999 - 1999)