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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
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
 Young, D. B., Brown, B., Oshiro, E., Schlosser, J., Lorenzana, R., Slovin, H., Brandon, P. R., Zenigami, F. K., Nguyen, T. T., & Pottenger, F. M. (2012). Designing professional development for educators v 9.3. Honolulu, HI: Hawai‘i Department of Education. Publication Details
Journal Articles Rao, K., Black, R., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016). Challenges and supports for struggling learners in a constructivist mathematics classroom. Investigations in Mathematics Journal, In press, TBD. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2010). The percent predicament. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 15(7), 374 – 376. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Okazaki, C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2009). Exploring equivalent fractions with the graphing calculator. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 14(6), 326 – 329. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Okazaki, C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2008). Students' geometric thinking about rotations and benchmark angles. Mathematics Teaching in Middle Grades, 1(1), 24 26. Publication Details
Conference Proceedings Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016, Nov). 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., Zenigami, F. K., & Capen, S. (2016, Feb). An alternative route to bypass developmental mathematics. Proceedings of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (pp. 124–131). 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
 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
 Slovin, H., Rao, K., Black, R., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013, Feb). Support for students learning mathematics via studentcentered curricula. Proceedings of the Research Council of Mathematics Learning. Publication Details
 Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013, Feb). Kindergarten students exploring big ideas: An evolution for teachers. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (pp. 101 – 108). 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., 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
 Zenigami, F. K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2012, Jan). Two models of professional development using educative curriculum materials. In Van Zoest, L. R., Lo, J.J., & Kratky, J. L. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Ishihara, K., Slovin, H., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2012, Jan). Teachers develop educative curriculum materials to enhance the teaching and learning of tough to teach and tough to learn topics in Algebra I. Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2011, Oct). Educative curriculum materials in professional development. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, M. (2011, Jan). 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. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Okazaki, C., & Olson, M. (2010, Jan). A longitudinal study of student’s understanding of equality through a measurement context. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. ISSN #15415880, 102–115). Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2009, Jan). The importance of using models for solving worded fraction problems. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings (pp. 5190  5206 ). Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Okazaki, C., & Olson, M. (2009, Jan). An examination of student’s understanding of equality through a measurement context. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Education (pp. ISSN #15415880, 3806–3820). Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2008, Jan). Solving fraction worded problems with the common numerator approach: a look at strategies, reasoning and models used by middle grades students. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings (pp. 16 – 29). Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Okazaki, C., & Olson, M. (2008, Jan). Effects of a continuous quantity context on students’ understanding of =.. Proceedings of the 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 #9789689020066, 1358–1359). 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., Yagi, S., & Zenigami, F. K. (2017, Apr). Coaching novice teachers by promoting mathematics curriculum as a thinking tool. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, San Antonio, TX. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., Zenigami, F. K., & Yagi, S. (2016, Nov). Transitioning from elementary to middle school, cultivating problem solvers. Presented at the 2016 Math Summit, Honolulu, HI. 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., Zenigami, F. K., & Capen, S. (2016, Feb). An alternate route to bypass developmental mathematics. Presented at the Research Council on Mathematics Learning annual conference, Orlando, FL. 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
 Olson, J., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2016, Jan). Collaborative efforts of a public school district and a university to enhance student understanding of algebra through modeling. Presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia. Publication Details
 Venenciano, L. C., & Zenigami, F. K. (2016, Jan). Incorporating modeling investigations into the community college algebra curriculum. Presented at the Annual Hawai‘i Educational Research Association conference, Honolulu, HI. 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
 Slovin, H., Olson, J., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015, Apr). Empowering teachers through ongoing personal selfsustaining professional development. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 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
 Slovin, H., Olson, J., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2015, Feb). Teachers empowered via personal selfsustaining professional development. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Las Vegas, NV. 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
 Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Oct). 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 the Pacific Circle Consortium annual conference, Sydney, Australia. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Oct). Conversations of Changing One Elementary School’s Culture for Learning Mathematics.. Presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium, Sydney, Australia. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., & Slovin, H. (2014, Oct). A study on supports for student learning through studentcentered mathematics curricula. Presented at the Pacific Circle Consortium 38th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia. Publication Details
 Olson, J., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Apr). Jazzing up algebra through modeling: Supporting student understanding and success. Presented at the the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference, New Orleans, LA. Publication Details
 Olson, J., Olson, M., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Venenciano, L. C. (2014, Apr). Making student thinking visible and more reflective while increasing discourse through classroom formative assessment instructional strategies using technology. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, New Orleans, LA. 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
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2014, Mar). Modeling Lessons for Struggling Students in Algebra 1: The TINspire™ PublishView™ Feature as an Essential Tool.. Presented at the . T3 – Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K. (2014, Mar). Students move to model, problem solve, and reason using CBRs with TINspire in Algebra I. Presented at the T^3 International Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Publication Details
 Paek, S., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2014, Feb). Understanding multiplication through virtual continuous quantity models. Presented at the 2014 Research Council on Mathematics Learning, San Antonio, TX. 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, Honolulu, HI. 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
 Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013, Apr). We have chosen a good task. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Denver, CO. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2013, Apr). A Modeling Approach to Algebra: supporting ninthgrade students in their quest for success in algebra. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Denver, CO. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Apr). A moving experience in reasoning. Presented at the Gallery workshop at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting & Exposition, 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
 Slovin, H., Rao, K., Black, R., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013, Feb). Support for students learning mathematics via studentcentered curricula. Presented at the Research Council of Mathematics Learning, Tulsa, OK. Publication Details
 Olson, J. K., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, M. (2013, Jan). A professional learning community built around Algebra, Educative Curriculum Materials (ECM), CCSS, and technology. Presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. 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, Honolulu, HI. 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, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2013, Jan). Kindergarten students exploring big ideas: An evolution for teachers. Presented at the Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Tulsa, OK. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2013, Jan). Examining the impact of a threeyear multifaceted mathematics professional development project in an elementary school. Presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2012, Apr). One school’s use of reflective teaching to understand the CCSS. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., Zenigami, F. K., & Olson, J. K. (2012, Apr). Supporting teachers’ efforts to increase the cognitive demand of lessons and promote students’ mathematical discourse to address the Common Core State Standards. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Publication Details
 Black, R., Rao, K., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2012, Apr). Preliminary outcomes from a mathematics and special education collaboration: Strategies for inclusive mathematics instruction. Presented at the Poster presentation at the 90th Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Denver, CO. Publication Details
 Black, R., Pape, S., Foegen, A., Griffin, C., Rao, K., Dougherty, B., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2012, Apr). Outcomes of NCTMResponse to Intervention Mathematics/Special Education Collaboration. Presented at the Panel presentation at the 90th Annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Denver, CO. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Olson, M., & Olson, J. K. (2012, Apr). Teachers designing algebra lessons to address the common core standards. Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Slovin, H., Olson, J. K., & Olson, M. (2012, Apr). Professional development empowering teachers to collaborate, research resources, and develop algebra lessons integrating technology that address the CCSS for mathematics. Presented at the 44th National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Sakumoto, A., & Olson, M. (2011, Apr). One school’s story: Rethinking how mathematics is taught and learned. Presented at the 89th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN. Publication Details
 Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2011, Jan). 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 the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, 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
 Zenigami, F. K., & Okazaki, C. (2010, Apr). A unit story: Introducing unit and the number line to young children. Presented at the 88th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, CA. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., & Okazaki, C. (2010, Feb). Introducing unit and the number line to young children. Presented at the Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference/T3 Regional Conference, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., & Okazaki, C. (2009, Apr). Introducing the concept of unit to young children. Presented at the 87th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Washington, DC. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Okazaki, C., DaSilva, M., & Pookini, K. (2009, Apr). A professional development experience for teachers in tandem with a summer session for young children. Presented at the 41st Annual National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Conference, Washington, DC. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2009, Jan). The importance of using models for solving worded fraction problems. Presented at the Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Olson, M., & Zenigami, F. K. (2008, May). Using calculators to increase students’ number sense in the elementary school. Presented at the 7th Annual Showcase of Promising Practices Hawaii P – 20 Initiative, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., Boothe, K., Cabral, P., Okazaki, C., & Thatcher, P. (2008, May). Student understanding of “=” through a continuous quantity context. Presented at the Hawai‘i Department of Education’s 7th Annual Showcase of Promising Practices, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
 Zenigami, F. K., & Okazaki, C. (2008, Apr). A tale of continuous quantities: Being discreet about counting. Presented at the 86th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,, Salt Lake City, UT. Publication Details
 Olson, M., Slovin, H., & Zenigami, F. K. (2008, Jan). Solving fraction worded problems with the common numerator approach: a look at strategies, reasoning and models used by middle grades students. Presented at the Hawai‘i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI. Publication Details
