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Fay Zenigami
Junior SpecialistDepartment(s) Curriculum Research & Development Group
Degree(s) 1975 Masters of Education Secondary mathematics University of Hawaii at Manoa
 1975 Professional Diploma Secondary mathematics University of Hawaii at Manoa
 1974 Bachelors of Education Secondary mathematics University of Hawaii at Manoa
Area(s) of Interest Professional development
 Curriculum development
 Mathematics education
Brief BiographyFay Zenigami has worked on CRDG mathematics projects and professional development for elementary (Measure Up; KARES), middle school (Algebra I: A Process Approach; W’RAP Box), and high school (DART; A Modeling Approach to Algebra) levels. She is currently an author of the x to Why: Algebra for understanding research and development project .
Scholarly WorksBooks deAraujo, Z., Dougherty, B. J., & Zenigami, F. K. (2018). Putting essential understandings into practice: Grades 6–8 expressions and equations. (B. J. Dougherty, Ed.). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
 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.
 Young, D. B., Brandon, P. R., Brown, B., Nguyen, T. T. T., Schlosser, J., Lorenzana, R., … Oshiro, E. (2012). Designing professional development for educators v 9.3. Honolulu, HI: Hawai‘i Department of Education.
Journal Articles Venenciano, L. C., Yagi, S. L., Zenigami, F. K., & Dougherty, B. J. (2019). Supporting the development of early algebraic thinking, an alternative approach to number. Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 32.
 Rao, K., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Black, R. S. (2016). Challenges and supports for struggling learners in a constructivist mathematics classroom. Investigations in Mathematics Journal, Online First, 1–17.
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Slovin, H. (2010). The percent predicament. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 15(7), 374–376.
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Okazaki, C. (2009). Exploring equivalent fractions with the graphing calculator. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 14(6), 326–329.
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Okazaki, C. (2008). Students' geometric thinking about rotations and benchmark angles. Mathematics Teaching in Middle Grades, 1(1), 24–26.
Conference Proceedings Yagi, S. L., Zenigami, F. K., & Suzuka, K. M. (2018). Investigating place value concepts within a measurement context. In L. Venenciano & A. RedmondSanogo (Eds.), 45th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (pp. 105–112).
 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., 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., & 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., & 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).
 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, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013). Kindergarten students exploring big ideas: An evolution for teachers. In 40th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (pp. 101–108).
 Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Rao, K., & Black, R. S. (2013). Support for students learning mathematics via studentcentered curricula. In Research Council of Mathematics Learning.
 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).
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., Olson, J. K., & Slovin, H. (2012). Two models of professional development using educative curriculum materials. In Van Zoest, L. R., Lo, J.J., & Kratky, J. L. (Eds.). In 34th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., Olson, J. K., Slovin, H., & Ishihara, K. (2012). Teachers develop educative curriculum materials to enhance the teaching and learning of tough to teach and tough to learn topics in Algebra I. In 2012 Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings.
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., Slovin, H., & Olson, J. K. (2011). Educative curriculum materials in professional development. In 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, M. (2011). Examining the educative curriculum materials component in the first year of a threeyear schoolwide professional development model to enriching teacher mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge. In 9th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education.
 Zenigami, F. K., Okazaki, C., & Olson, M. (2010). A longitudinal study of student’s understanding of equality through a measurement context. In 8th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. ISSN #1541–5880, 102–115).
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2009). The importance of using models for solving worded fraction problems. In 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings (pp. 5190–5206).
 Zenigami, F. K., Okazaki, C., & Olson, M. (2009). An examination of student’s understanding of equality through a measurement context. In 7th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. ISSN #1541–5880, 3806–3820).
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Slovin, H. (2008). Solving fraction worded problems with the common numerator approach: a look at strategies, reasoning and models used by middle grades students. In 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings (pp. 16–29).
 Zenigami, F. K., Okazaki, C., & Olson, M. (2008). Effects of a continuous quantity context on students’ understanding of =. In Joint Meeting of the 32nd Annual Psychology of Mathemtics Education and the 30th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. ISSN #978–9689020–90066, 1–358–1–359).
Presentations Zenigami, F. K., & Dougherty, B. J. (2019). Promote problem solving and skill building through games. Presented at Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall 2019 Conference, Hawaii Baptist Academy.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Yagi, S. L. (2019). Can we talk? Promoting discourse in the elementary classroom through problem solving. Presented at 2019 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Suzuka, K. M. (2018). Experience algebra in meaningful contexts through active engagement. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, D.C.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2017). 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). 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). 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). 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.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016). 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). 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). 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). 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). Blending divergent approaches to learning and teaching algebra. Presented at Research Council on Mathematics Learning 43rd Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
 Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016). 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). Transitioning from elementary to middle school, cultivating problem solvers. Presented at 2016 Math Summit, Honolulu, HI.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016). Promoting discourse and collaboration in developmental mathematics. Presented at American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges Conference, Denver, CO.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016). 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., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016). Incorporating modeling investigations into the community college algebra curriculum. Presented at Annual Hawai‘i Educational Research Association conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Venenciano, L. C., Zenigami, F. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., & Olson, J. (2015). 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). Empowering teachers through ongoing personal selfsustaining professional development. Presented at National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015). 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). 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). Nonremedial support for algebra students: Using technology with a modeling approach. Presented at the annual Hawai‘i International Education Conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Zenigami, F. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., Olson, J. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014). 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). 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). 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). Jazzing up algebra through modeling: Supporting student understanding and success. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference, New Orleans, LA.
 Zenigami, F. K. (2014). Students move to model, problem solve, and reason using CBRs with TINspire in Algebra I. Presented at T^3 International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2014). Modeling Lessons for Struggling Students in Algebra 1: The TINspire™ PublishView™ Feature as an Essential Tool. Presented at . T3 – Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
 Paek, S., Zenigami, F. K., & Slovin, H. (2014). Understanding multiplication through virtual continuous quantity models. Presented at 2014 Research Council on Mathematics Learning, San Antonio, TX.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Slovin, H. (2014). A study on supports for student learning through studentcentered mathematics curricula. Presented at Pacific Circle Consortium 38th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2014). Conversations of Changing One Elementary School’s Culture for Learning Mathematics. Presented at Pacific Circle Consortium, Sydney, Australia.
 Zenigami, F. K., Venenciano, L. C., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2014). 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). 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). 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.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2014). 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). 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). Designing a curriculum to support atrisk Algebra I Students. Presented at Pacific Circle Consortium, Honolulu, HI.
 Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013). We have chosen a good task. Presented at National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Denver, CO.
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2013). A Modeling Approach to Algebra: supporting ninthgrade students in their quest for success in algebra. Presented at National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Denver, CO.
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013). A moving experience in reasoning. Presented at Gallery workshop at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO.
 Olson, J. K., Olson, M., Slovin, H., Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013). An innovative approach for supporting atrisk students in Algebra I. Presented at Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Tulsa, OK.
 Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Rao, K., & Black, R. S. (2013). Support for students learning mathematics via studentcentered curricula. Presented at Research Council of Mathematics Learning, Tulsa, OK.
 Olson, J. K., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, M. (2013). A professional learning community built around Algebra, Educative Curriculum Materials (ECM), CCSS, and technology. Presented at Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
 Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013). Kindergarten students exploring big ideas: An evolution for teachers. Presented at Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Tulsa, OK.
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2013). Examining the impact of a threeyear multifaceted mathematics professional development project in an elementary school. Presented at Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
 Venenciano, L. C., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013). 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). Assessing the impact of A Modeling Approach to Algebra. Presented at 11th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
 Black, R. S., Dougherty, B., Foegen, A., Griffin, C., Pape, S., Rao, K., … Zenigami, F. K. (2012). Outcomes of NCTMResponse to Intervention Mathematics/Special Education Collaboration. Presented at Panel presentation at the 90th Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Denver, CO.
 Black, R. S., Rao, K., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2012). Preliminary outcomes from a mathematics and special education collaboration: Strategies for inclusive mathematics instruction. Presented at Poster presentation at the 90th Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Denver, CO.
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Slovin, H. (2012). One school’s use of reflective teaching to understand the CCSS. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2012). Supporting teachers’ efforts to increase the cognitive demand of lessons and promote students’ mathematical discourse to address the Common Core State Standards. Presented at National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2012). Teachers designing algebra lessons to address the common core standards. Presented at 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA.
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., Olson, M., & Slovin, H. (2012). Professional development empowering teachers to collaborate, research resources, and develop algebra lessons integrating technology that address the CCSS for mathematics. Presented at 44th National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Sakumoto, A. (2011). One school’s story: Rethinking how mathematics is taught and learned. Presented at 89th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN.
 Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2011). A study of the process and outcomes of an educative curriculum materials component in the first year of a threeyear schoolwide professional development model to enrich teacher mathematical and content knowledge. Presented at Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
 Young, D. B., Berg, K. F., Brandon, P. R., Brennan, C. A., Brown, B., Duncan, K., … Zenigami, F. K. (2010). A model for designing and evaluating K–12 professional development at multiple organizational levels. Presented at 34th Annual Pacific Circle Consortium Conference, Ashland, OR.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Okazaki, C. (2010). A unit story: Introducing unit and the number line to young children. Presented at 88th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Okazaki, C. (2010). Introducing unit and the number line to young children. Presented at Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference/T3 Regional Conference, Honolulu, HI.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Okazaki, C. (2009). Introducing the concept of unit to young children. Presented at 87th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Washington, DC.
 Zenigami, F. K., Okazaki, C., DaSilva, M., & Pookini, K. (2009). A professional development experience for teachers in tandem with a summer session for young children. Presented at 41st Annual National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Conference, Washington, DC.
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2009). The importance of using models for solving worded fraction problems. Presented at Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
 Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2008). Using calculators to increase students’ number sense in the elementary school. Presented at 7th Annual Showcase of Promising Practices Hawaii P – 20 Initiative, Honolulu, HI.
 Zenigami, F. K., Okazaki, C., Thatcher, P., Boothe, K., & Cabral, P. (2008). Student understanding of “=” through a continuous quantity context. Presented at Hawai‘i Department of Education’s 7th Annual Showcase of Promising Practices, Honolulu, HI.
 Zenigami, F. K., & Okazaki, C. (2008). A tale of continuous quantities: Being discreet about counting. Presented at 86th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,, Salt Lake City, UT.
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Slovin, H. (2008). Solving fraction worded problems with the common numerator approach: a look at strategies, reasoning and models used by middle grades students. Presented at Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
