Joseph Michael Furner, Ph.D.


(561) 799-8517 (office)
(561) 297-2150 (fax)
5353 Parkside Drive
College of Education
Department of Teaching and Learning
FAU Northern Campus
Jupiter, Florida 33458
EC Room 207D

jfurner@fau.edu

    Mathematics and Kindness

"If you help others, you will be helped, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps in one hundred years, but you will be helped. Nature must pay off the debt... It is a mathematical law and all life is mathematics." --Gurdjieff

Joseph M. Furner, Ph.D. is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida where he has had tenure and in his 17th year of service at FAU. He is originally from Sauquoit, New York where he went to elementary, junior high, and high school. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the State University of New York at Oneonta and his Masters and Ph.D. in Education/Curriculum and Instruction/Math Education from the University of Alabama. His scholarly research interests are related to math anxiety, the implementation of the new national/state standards, English language issues as they relate to math instruction, the use of technology in mathematics instruction, math manipulatives, family math, and children's literature in the teaching of mathematics. Dr. Furner has worked as an educator in New York, Florida, Mexico, and Colombia. He has now branched out into more mainstream writing with his recent book Living Well: Caring Enough to Do What’s Right. Feel free to e-mail him at: jfurner@fau.edu.

Recent Publications

Furner, J. M. Marinas, C. A. Escuder, A., & Herron, L. C. (2012). Exploring the real world of mathematics with GeoGebra, Dimensions in Mathematics, 32(2), (In press).

Furner, J. M. & Marinas, C. A., (2012). Connecting geometry, measurement, and algebra using geogebra for the elementary grades. Paper presented at The International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics 24th Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 24, 2012 (In press). [Published Conference Proceedings based on refereed full paper submission].

Furner, J & Ridener, B. (2011). Effective strategies for teaching mathematics to English language learners (ELL). In Zainuddin, H;Yahya, N; Morales-Jones, C; Ariza,E., Fundamentals of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: In K-12 Mainstream Classrooms. 3rd Edition. (pp.279-298) Dubuque: Iowa. Kendall Hunt.

Furner, J.M., & Kenney, C. (2011). Counting on Frank: Using bibliotherapy in mathematics teaching to prevent de-geniusing. Pythagoras, 32(2), Art. #133, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/pythagoras.v32i2.133.

Furner, J. M., & Gonzalez-DeHass, A. (2011). How do students’ mastery and performance goals relate to math anxiety? Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 7(4), 227-242.

Furner, J. M., Marinas, C. A., & Su, A. (2011). Math around us: A family math activity at a football game. Dimensions in Mathematics, 31(1), 22-29.

Furner, J. M. & Marinas, C. A., (2011). Geoboards to GeoGebra: Moving from the concrete to the abstract in geometry. Paper presented at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics 23rd Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, March 19, 2011(pp. 111-118). [Published Conference Proceedings based on refereed full paper submission].

Escuder, A., & Furner, J. M. (2011). Impact of GeoGebra in math teacher’s professional development. Paper presented at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics 23rd Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, March 19, 2011 (pp. 76-84). [Published Conference Proceedings based on refereed full paper submission].

Furner, J. M. (2009). Mayan mathematics: Connecting history and culture in the classroom. Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics, 1(1), 28-33.