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William Otis Lacefield, III

Professor of Mathematics Education

William Otis Lacefield, III

Education

B.A., Mercer University, 1989; M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi, 1993; Ed.S., Mercer University, 1995; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University, 1999.

Biography

William Lacefield is Professor of Mathematics Education at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Prior to his appointment at Mercer University in 1997, Dr. Lacefield was an elementary school teacher and a secondary mathematics curriculum coordinator for the Upward Bound program.  Dr. Lacefield teaches mathematics education courses for preservice and inservice teachers, serves on dissertation committees, and develops and delivers professional learning opportunities for area teachers.  Dr. Lacefield has served as a mathematics consultant to numerous schools, districts, and statewide organizations.  He has presented at a variety of state, regional, national, and international conferences. 

Teaching

Mathematics curriculum and instruction, comparative mathematics education, integration of mathematics throughout the curriculum, and early childhood education.

Publications

Hall, J., Bush, L., & Lacefield, W.O.  (2015).  Teaching and learning the Common Core State Standards in mathematics with web 2.0 tools. In D. Polly (Ed.), Cases on technology integration in mathematics education (pp. 385-403). Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.

Lacefield, W. O.  (2014).  Teaching and learning the Common Core State Standards for mathematical practice. In P. Barmby (Ed.), Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (pp. 73-76). London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics.

Lacefield, W.O. (2013).  For your consideration [Review of the book Developing essential understanding of geometry in grades 6-8, by N. Sinclair, D. Pimm, M. Skelin, & R.M. Zbiek].  Teaching Children Mathematics, 20, 121.

Lacefield, W. O.  (2011).  Pre-lecture and post-lecture quizzes to accompany Helping Children Learn Mathematics (10th edition) by R. E. Reys, et.al. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishers.

Lacefield, W. O.  (2011).  Nurturing transformation through comparative mathematics education and global experiences.  The One Voice International Collection of Scholarly Works. Glenside, PA:  One Voice Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education.

Lacefield, W. O.  (2009).  The power of representation: Graphs and glyphs in data analysis lessons for young learners.  Teaching Children Mathematics, 15, 324-326.

Lacefield, W. O.  (2008).  Lessons learned from a five-year-old.  In M. Morris, A. Stramiello, & J. Worley (Eds.), Sometimes I Did All I Could Do (pp. 14-16). Macon, GA: Mercer University Press.

Lacefield, W. O., & Morris, M.  (2007).  Teaching in the early 21st century:  What issues affect the Transforming Practitioner?  Journal of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators, 15 (1), 4-15.

Lacefield, W. O.  (2007).  An inquiry into elementary teachers’ dispositions toward mathematics instruction and their choices of teaching methods.  In D. Kuchemann (Ed.), Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (pp. 67-71). London: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics.

Lacefield, W. O.  (2006).  The teacher I continue to become:  A loving tribute to those who have taught me.  In A. Stramiello, M. Willingham, & C. R. Martray (Eds.), A Joyful Passion for Teaching (pp. 65-77).  Macon, GA: Mercer University Press.

Lacefield, W. O.  (2006).  Authentic assessment:  A powerful motivator in the mathematics classroom.  Reflections:  Journal of the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 51 (4), 22-26.