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Linda Venenciano
Associate 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 problem solving and class discourse
Brief BiographyLinda C. H. Venenciano is an Associate Professor in the Curriculum Research & Development Group. She works with the mathematics team on K12 curriculum projects and professional development for teachers. Her research focuses on children's development of mathematical concepts that contribute to the successful study of algebra. Venenciano is a cofounder of the Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i, a statewide professional learning community for mathematics educators. She has also developed strong partnerships with the Hawaii Department of Education. Her current projects include designing and conducting professional development for middle school teachers around the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, and developing algebra curriculum for struggling learners.
Scholarly WorksBooks Olson, J. K., Olson, M., Slovin, H., Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2012). A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Honolulu, Hi: Curriculum Research & Development Group, Marketing and Publishing Services, University of Hawai‘i.
Journal Articles Yagi, S. L., & Venenciano, L. C. (2017). Math "rules" prompt reflection on teachers' identity. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 22(9), 555–557.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2017). Early Curricular Experiences with Nonnumeric Quantities, Evidence of an Enduring Perspective. The International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learnin, 18(2), 181–202.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Heck, R. H. (2016). Proposing and testing a model to explain algebra preparedness. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 92, 21–35.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Dougherty, B. (2014). Addressing priorities for elementary grades Mathematics. For the Learning of Mathematics, 34(1), 18–23.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Dougherty, B. J. (2014). Addressing priorities for elementary grades mathematics. For the Learning of Mathematics , 34(1), 18–2.
Conference Proceedings Yagi, S. L., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2017). Designing Professional Development Modules for Teacher Learning and Practice. In 44th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016). Incorporating modeling investigations to enhance traditional Algebra I materials. In I. M. B. Wood, M. Civil, & & J. A. Eli (Eds.), The 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (p. 127).
 Venenciano, L. C., Capen, S., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016). An alternative route to bypass developmental mathematics. In K. V. Adolphson & & T. Olson (Eds.), Research Council on Mathematics Learning (pp. 124–131). Orlando, Florida.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2016). Curriculum as a navigator: Crossing borders to higher levels of geometric reasoning. In 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (p. 299).
 Capen, S., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016). Curriculum as a navigator: Crossing borders to higher levels of geometric reasoning. In M. B. Wood, M. Civil, & & J. A. Eli (Eds.), The 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (p. 299). Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016). Incorporating modeling investigations to enhance traditional Algebra I materials. In M. B. Wood, M. Civil, & & J. A. Eli (Eds.), The 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (p. 127). Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2015). Learning place value through a measurement context. In X. H. Sun, B. Kaur, & & J. Novotna (Eds.), International Commission on Mathematical Instruction Study 23, Primary Mathematics Study on Whole Number (pp. 575–582).
 Olson, M., Olson, T. A., Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2014). Task Alignment to the Common Core: How Our Solution Lens Matters. In Research Council on Mathematics Learning.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014). Innovative materials for implementing A Modeling Approach to Algebra for struggling students. In Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 1597–1606).
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014). From elementary to high school: Examining consistencies in students’ understanding of quantitative reasoning. In Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 1549–1556).
 Olson, J. K., Olson, M., Slovin, H., Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013). An innovative approach for supporting atrisk students in Algebra I. In S. L. Reeder & & G. T. Matney (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (pp. 50–58). Tulsa, OK.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013). A Modeling Approach to Algebra. In 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 2278–2296).
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013). Assessing the impact of A Modeling Approach to Algebra. In 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. 2297–2303).
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2012). Algebra I preparedness and the Measure Up program: Implications from a theoretical model. In L. R. V. Zoest, J.J. Lo, & & J. L. Kratky (Eds.), 34th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (p. 130).
 Venenciano, L. C., Dougherty, B., & Slovin, H. (2012). The Measure Up program, prior achievement, and logical reasoning as indicators of algebra preparedness. In 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (p. 7597).
 Slovin, H., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008). Success in algebra. In O. Figueras, J. L. Cortina, S. Alatorre, T. Rojano, & & A. Sepúlveda (Eds.), Joint Meeting of PME 32 and PMENA XXX (Vol. 4, pp. 273–280). Morelia, México: CinvestauUMSNH.
Presentations Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2017, September). A modeling approach course to support students struggling in algebra. Presented at Pacific Circle Consortium 41st Annual Conference, Hiroshima, Japan.
 Venenciano, L. C., Zenigami, F. K., & Yagi, S. L. (2017, April). Problems worth talking about, posing purposeful questions for class discourse. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.
 Venenciano, L. C., Yagi, S. L., & Zenigami, F. K. (2017, April). Coaching novice teachers by promoting mathematics curriculum as a thinking tool. Presented at National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, San Antonio, TX.
 Zenigami, F. K., Yagi, S. L., & Venenciano, L. C. (2017, April). Supporting algebra learners through modeling investigations of the (extra)ordinary. Presented at 2017 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting & Exposition, San Antonio, TX.
 Yagi, S. L., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2017). Developing an Understanding of the Number Line through Measurement Concepts. Presented at Gallery workshop at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting & Exposition, San Antonio, TX.
 Yagi, S. L., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2017). Developing an Understanding of the Number Line through Measurement Concepts. Presented at Annual Conference of the Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
 Yagi, S. L., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2017). Designing Professional Development Modules for Teacher Learning and Practice. Presented at 44th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Fort Worth, TX.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016, November). Incorporating modeling investigations to enhance traditional Algebra I materials. Presented at 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Tucson, AZ.
 Venenciano, L. C., Zenigami, F. K., & Yagi, S. L. (2016, November). Transitioning from elementary to middle school, cultivating problem solvers. Presented at 2016 Math Summit, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2016, November). Curriculum as a navigator: Crossing borders to higher levels of geometric reasoning. Presented at 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Tucson, AZ.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, November). Promoting discourse and collaboration in developmental mathematics. Presented at American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges Conference, Denver, CO.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2016, July). Using measurement as a vehicle for developing mathematics thinking. Presented at 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13) Invited Lecture, Hamburg, Germany.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Doerger, D. (2016, June). Mobilizing efforts of the MTEP Hui. Presented at The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership conference, Atlanta, GA.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2016, April). Developing empirical thinking, Davydov’s theory in curriculum design. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference, San Francisco, CA.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, February). Algebra concepts through modeling: Making a curriculum dynamic for students and teachers through TINspire^TM PublishView^TM feature. Presented at 2016 T3 International Conference, Orlando, FL.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, February). Blending divergent approaches to learning and teaching algebra – a case study. Presented at Research Council on Mathematics Learning 43rd Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
 Venenciano, L. C., Capen, S., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016, February). An alternate route to bypass developmental mathematics. Presented at Research Council on Mathematics Learning annual conference, Orlando, FL.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, February). Algebra concepts through modeling: Making a curriculum dynamic for students and teachers through TINspire PublishView feature. Presented at 2016 T3 International Conference, Orlando, FL.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, February). Blending divergent approaches to learning and teaching algebra. Presented at Research Council on Mathematics Learning 43rd Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, January). Incorporating problem solving tasks involving modeling to enhance student learning in algebra. Presented at 2016 Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Manes, M., & Yagi, S. L. (2016, January). Problem solving to develop teachers’ mathematical practice and raise awareness for teaching practice. Presented at The annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016, January). Incorporating modeling investigations into the community college algebra curriculum. Presented at Annual Hawai‘i Educational Research Association conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2015, June). Learning place value through a measurement context. Presented at International Commission on Mathematical Instruction Study 23, Primary Mathematics Study on Whole Number, Macao, Macau.
 Venenciano, L. C., Zenigami, F. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., & Olson, J. (2015, April). Perspectives for reasoning quantitatively, longterm effects of a nonnumeric approach. Presented at Poster session presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics research conference, Boston, MA.
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J., Olson, M., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015, April). Empowering teachers through ongoing personal selfsustaining professional development. Presented at National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
 Olson, M., Olson, T., Venenciano, L. C., & Olson, J. K. (2015, February). Connecting One's Own Solution Strategy with Teaching Mathematics, Impressions from Prospective Teachers. Presented at Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Olson, M., & Olson, J. (2015, February). Students’ engagement, confidence, and selfefficacy for learning algebra. Presented at annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Las Vegas, NV.
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015, February). Teachers empowered via personal selfsustaining professional development. Presented at Annual Conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Las Vegas, NV.
 Olson, M., Venenciano, L. C., Olson, J. K., & Zenigami, F. K. (2015, January). 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 Annual Meeting Hawaii Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J., & Slovin, H. (2015, January). Nonremedial support for algebra students: Using technology with a modeling approach. Presented at the annual Hawai‘i International Education Conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., & Olson, J. K. (2014, November). Mathematical modeling, an alternative approach to Algebra I. Presented at The 38th Annual Pacific Circle Consortium Conference, Sydney, Australia.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., & Olson, J. (2014, October). Mathematical modeling, an alternative approach to algebra I. Presented at Pacific Circle Consortium, Sydney, Australia.
 Zenigami, F. K., Venenciano, L. C., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, October). Collaborative efforts of a public school district and a university to enhance student understanding of algebra through modeling. Presented at Pacific Circle Consortium Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, October). Elementary students’ “conversations” about reasoning: Using units to build convincing arguments and explanations. Paper presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium Conference annual confere. Presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium annual conference, Sydney, Australia.
 Zenigami, F. K., Venenciano, L. C., & Olson, M. (2014, October). Collaborative efforts of a public school district and a university to enhance student understanding of algebra through modeling. Presented at Pacific Circle Consortium Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.
 Zenigami, F. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., Olson, J. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, April). Professional development for high school teachers implementing a curriculum focused on modeling and problem solving to support students learning algebra. Presented at National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics 46th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, April). Reasoning quantitatively with part, whole, an equation, and a length. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.
 Slovin, H., Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, April). Making student thinking visible and more reflective while increasing discourse through classroom formative assessment instructional strategies using technology. Presented at National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, New Orleans, LA.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, April). Jazzing up algebra through modeling: Supporting student understanding and success. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference, New Orleans, LA.
 Venenciano, L. C., Valdez, J.H., Deeks, A., Nakata, E., & Henmi, D. (2014, March). From observation to implementation, innovative strategies that support a culture for learning mathematics. Presented at Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring 2014 Conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Olson, M., Olson, T. A., Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2014, March). Task Alignment to the Common Core: How Our Solution Lens Matters. Presented at Research Council on Mathematics Learning, San Antonio, TX.
 Venenciano, L. C., Manes, M., Lewis, N. R., & Yagi, S. (2014, February). A model for effective contentbased professional development in mathematics. Presented at Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2014, January). Innovative materials for implementing A Modeling Approach to Algebra for struggling students. Presented at Hawai‘i International Council on Education Conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014, January). From elementary to high school: Examining consistencies in students’ understanding of quantitative reasoning. Presented at Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., Olson, J. K., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2013, June). Designing a curriculum to support atrisk Algebra I Students. Presented at Pacific Circle Consortium, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2013, April). Developing a statistical model to analyze algebra preparedness. Presented at American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2013, April). Modeling algebra preparedness, implications from a Measure Up study. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research, Denver, CO.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., & Ishihara, M. (2013, April). Developing problem solving in Algebra I through modeling experiences. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
 Olson, J. K., Olson, M., Slovin, H., Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013, March). An innovative approach for supporting atrisk students in Algebra I. Presented at Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Tulsa, OK.
 Venenciano, L. C., Olson, J. K., Olson, M., & Slovin, H. (2013, February). Researching and designing mathematics curriculum with embedded technology. Presented at Hawai‘i Education Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, January). A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Presented at 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, January). Assessing the impact of A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Presented at 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Manes, M., & Yagi, S. (2013, January). Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i, mathematics and camaraderie. Presented at Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2012, November). Algebra I preparedness and the Measure Up program: Implications from a theoretical model. Presented at Psychology of Mathematics Education, Kalamazoo, MI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Dougherty, B., & Slovin, H. (2012, July). The Measure Up program, prior achievement, and logical reasoning as indicators of algebra preparedness. Presented at 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul, Korea.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Kim, H. J. (2012, February). The mathematical practices of the Common Core State Standards. Presented at Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Yagi, S. (2011, February). Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i, for math’s sake! Presented at Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2011, January). Examining factors that effect algebra readiness. Presented at Hawai‘i Education Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2010, December). Thinking, wondering, and reasoning Like a mathematician. Presented at Charter Schools Association, 2010 Annual Administrators’ Conference, Kona, HI.
 Young, D. B., Berg, K. F., Brandon, P. R., Brennan, C. A., Brown, B., Duncan, K., … Zenigami, F. K. (2010, May). A model for designing and evaluating K–12 professional development at multiple organizational levels. Presented at 34th Annual Pacific Circle Consortium Conference, Ashland, OR.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2010, April). Unlocking story problems without key words! Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2010, February). Communicating mathematics research through activities in the K12 world. Presented at Hawai‘i Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2010, January). Examining the development of logical reasoning: Does the elementary mathematics program matter? Presented at Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., & DaSilva, M. (2010, April). “How do you know that makes sense?” Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., & DaSilva, M. (2009, April). Challenging but accessible: Young children make sense of algebraic relationships. Presented at Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics, Washington D.C.
 Venenciano, L. C. (2009, February). Measure Up effects, graduate student poster session. Presented at Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
 Slovin, H., Venenciano, L. C., & DaSilva, M. (2009, January). Challenging but accessible: Young children make sense of algebraic relationships. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2009 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
 Slovin, H., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008, July). Success in algebra. Presented at Psychology for Mathematics Education 2008 General Annual Meeting, Morelia, Mexico.
 Slovin, H., Venenciano, L. C., & DaSilva, M. (2008, April). How does classroom communication measure up? Getting kids to ask the important questions. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2008 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2008, April). W'RAPping student minds around problem solving. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Slovin, H. (2008, April). Effects of learning mathematics through measurement and algebra contexts. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, Salt Lake City, UT.
 Slovin, H., & Venenciano, L. C. (2008, January). Predicting success in algebra. Presented at Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
