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Linda Venenciano
Assistant ProfessorDepartment(s) Curriculum Research & Development Group
Degree(s) 2011 Ph.D. Educational PsychologyMAT Elem Ed w/Emphasis in Mid SchBA Economics, mathematics and Spanish University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Area(s) of Interest Algebra preparedness, Davydov's developmental approach to mathematics education, Instructional strategies that promote CCSS Mathematical Practices
Brief BiographyVenenciano is a mathematics education professor with interests in curriculum research and development and professional development for teachers. Her research focuses on how children develop mathematical concepts that contribute to the preparation for the successful study of algebra. Venenciano is a cofounder of the Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i, a statewide professional learning community for all mathematics educators. She has also developed strong partnerships with the Hawai'i Department of Education. Her recent projects include the development of course materials for the HIDOE course Modeling Our World I, elementary grades curriculum research and development on the Measure Up project, and chairing the organization of a bid to host the International Congress on Mathematical Education in 2020.
Scholarly WorksBooks Olson, J. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2012). A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Honolulu, Hi: Curriculum Research & Development Group, Marketing and Publishing Services, University of Hawai‘i. Publication Details
Journal Articles Venenciano, L. C., & Dougherty, B. (2014). Addressing priorities for elementary grades Mathematics. For the Learning of Mathematics, 34(1), 18–23. Publication Details
Conference Proceedings Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016, Jan). Incorporating modeling investigations to enhance traditional Algebra I materials. Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2015, Jun). Learning place value through a measurement context. Proceedings of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction Study 23, Primary Mathematics Study on Whole Number (pp. 575–582). Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., Olson, T. A., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Mar). Task Alignment to the Common Core: How Our Solution Lens Matters.. Proceedings of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Jan). Innovative Materials for Implementing A Modeling Approach to Algebra for Struggling Students. Proceedings of the theHawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 1597–1606). Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Jan). From Elementary to High School: Examining Consistencies in Students’ Understanding of Quantitative Reasoning. Proceedings of the Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 1549–1556). Publication Details
 Olson, J. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2013, Jan). An innovative approach for supporting atrisk students in Algebra I. Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (pp. 50 – 58). Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Jan). Assessing the Impact of A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 2297–2303). Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Jan). A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 2278–2296). Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2012, Jan). Algebra I Preparedness and the Measure Up Program: Implications from a Theoretical Model. Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 130). Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Dougherty, B., & Slovin, H. (2012, Jan). The Measure Up Program, Prior Achievement, and Logical Reasoning as Indicators of Algebra Preparedness. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (pp. 7597). Publication Details
 Slovin, H., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008, Jan). Success in algebra. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME 32 and PMENA XXX (Vol. 4, pp. 273–280). Publication Details
Presentations Venenciano, L. C., Zenigami, F. K., & Yagi, S. (2017, Apr). Problems worth talking about, posing purposeful questions for class discourse. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016, Nov). Incorporating modeling investigations to enhance traditional Algebra I materials. Presented at the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Tucson, AZ. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Jul). Using measurement as a vehicle for developing mathematics thinking. Presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13) Invited Lecture, Hamburg, Germany. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Feb). Blending divergent approaches to learning and teaching algebra – a case study. Presented at the Research Council on Mathematics Learning 43rd Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Feb). Algebra concepts through modeling: Making a curriculum dynamic for students and teachers through TINspire^TM PublishView^TM feature. Presented at the 2016 T3 International Conference, Orlando, FL. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Jan). Incorporating problem solving tasks involving modeling to enhance student learning in algebra. Presented at the 2016 Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2015, Jun). Learning place value through a measurement context.. Presented at the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction Study 23, Primary Mathematics Study on Whole Number, Macao, Macau. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Olson, J., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, M. (2015, Apr). Perspectives for reasoning quantitatively, longterm effects of a nonnumeric approach. Presented at the Poster session presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics research conference, Boston, MA. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Olson, J., Slovin, H., & Olson, M. (2015, Feb). Students’ engagement, confidence, and selfefficacy for learning algebra. Presented at the annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Las Vegas, NV. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Olson, T., Olson, J. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015, Feb). Connecting One's Own Solution Strategy with Teaching Mathematics, Impressions from Prospective Teachers. Presented at the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Olson, J., Slovin, H., Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2015, Jan). Nonremedial support for algebra students: Using technology with a modeling approach. Presented at the the annual Hawai‘i International Education Conference, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Olson, J. K., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015, Jan). An Examination of Achievement and Affective Factors When Students Who Might Struggle with Algebra Are Enrolled in an Innovative Course Built on Modeling and the Modeling Cycle to Support Their Learning of Algebra. Presented at the Annual Meeting Hawaii Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Nov). Mathematical Modeling, An Alternative Approach to Algebra I. Presented at the The 38th Annual Pacific Circle Consortium Conference, Sydney, Australia. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Olson, J., & Slovin, H. (2014, Oct). Mathematical modeling, an alternative approach to algebra I. Presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium, Sydney, Australia. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Apr). Reasoning quantitatively with part, whole, an equation, and a length. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, New Orleans, LA. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., Olson, J. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Apr). Professional development for high school teachers implementing a curriculum focused on modeling and problem solving to support students learning algebra. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics 46th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Henmi, D., Deeks, A., Nakata, E., & Valdez, J. (2014, Mar). From Observation to Implementation, Innovative Strategies that Support a Culture for Learning Mathematics. Presented at the Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring 2014 Conference, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., Olson, T. A., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Mar). Task Alignment to the Common Core: How Our Solution Lens Matters. Presented at the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, San Antonio, TX. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Lewis, N., Manes, M., & Yagi, S. (2014, Feb). A Model for Effective Contentbased Professional Development in Mathematics. Presented at the Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2014, Jan). Innovative materials for implementing A Modeling Approach to Algebra for struggling students. Presented at the Hawai‘i International Council on Education Conference. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Jan). From Elementary to High School: Examining Consistencies in Students’ Understanding of Quantitative Reasoning. Presented at the Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., Olson, J. K., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2013, Jun). Designing a curriculum to support atrisk Algebra I Students. Presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C. (2013, Apr). Developing a Statistical Model to Analyze Algebra Preparedness. Presented at the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C. (2013, Apr). Modeling Algebra Preparedness, Implications from a Measure Up Study. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research, Denver, CO. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Ishihara, M., & Slovin, H. (2013, Apr). Developing Problem Solving in Algebra I Through Modeling Experiences. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Publication Details
 Olson, J. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2013, Mar). An innovative approach for supporting atrisk students in Algebra I. Presented at the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Tulsa, OK. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Feb). Researching and Designing Mathematics Curriculum with Embedded Technology. Presented at the Hawai‘i Education Research Association, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Jan). A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Presented at the 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Jan). Assessing the Impact of A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Presented at the 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Yagi, S., & Manes, M. (2013, Jan). Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i, Mathematics and Camaraderie. Presented at the Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2012, Nov). Algebra I Preparedness and the Measure Up Program: Implications from a Theoretical Model. Presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Kalamazoo, MI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Dougherty, B., & Slovin, H. (2012, Jul). The Measure Up Program, Prior Achievement, and Logical Reasoning as Indicators of Algebra Preparedness. Presented at the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul, Korea. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., & Kim, H. (2012, Feb). The Mathematical Practices of the Common Core State Standards. Presented at the Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., & Yagi, S. (2011, Feb). Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i, For Math’s Sake!. Presented at the Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C. (2011, Jan). Examining Factors that Effect Algebra Readiness. Presented at the Hawai‘i Education Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C. (2010, Dec). Thinking, Wondering, and Reasoning Like a Mathematician. Presented at the Charter Schools Association, 2010 Annual Administrators’ Conference, Kona, HI. Publication Details
 Young, D. B., Brown, B., Duncan, K., Oshiro, E., Gilbert, M., Nakamura, A., Lorenzana, R., Schlosser, J., Brandon, P. R., Slovin, H., Higa, T. A., Berg, K. F., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., Brennan, C. A., Scarlett, T., Nguyen, T. T., Venenciano, L. C., & Pottenger, F. M. (2010, May). A model for designing and evaluating K–12 professional development at multiple organizational levels. Presented at the 34th Annual Pacific Circle Consortium Conference, Ashland, OR. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., DaSilva, M., & Slovin, H. (2010, Apr). “How do you know that makes sense?”. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L., Slovin, H., & DaSilva, M. (2010, Apr). “How do you know that makes sense?”. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C. (2010, Feb). Communicating Mathematics Research Through Activities in the K12 World.. Presented at the Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C. (2010, Jan). Examining the Development of Logical Reasoning: Does the Elementary Mathematics Program Matter?. Presented at the Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., DaSilva, M., & Slovin, H. (2009, Apr). Challenging but accessible: Young children make sense of algebraic relationships. Presented at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics, Washington D.C.. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C. (2009, Feb). Measure Up Effects, graduate student poster session. Presented at the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Slovin, H., DaSilva, M., & Venenciano, L. C. (2009, Jan). Challenging but accessible: Young children make sense of algebraic relationships. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2009 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Publication Details
 Slovin, H., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008, Jul). Success in algebra. Presented at the Psychology for Mathematics Education 2008 General Annual Meeting, Morelia, Mexico. Publication Details
 Slovin, H., DaSilva, M., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008, Apr). How does classroom communication measure up? Getting kids to ask the important questions. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2008 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2008, Apr). Effects of learning mathematics through measurement and algebra contexts. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, Salt Lake City, UT. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2008, Apr). W'RAPping student minds around problem solving. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. Publication Details
 Slovin, H., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008, Jan). Predicting success in algebra. Presented at the Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
