Jose D Fonseca
 Lecturer
 (520) 8342795
 MATHEMATICS, Rm. 115
 TUCSON, AZ 857210089
 fonseca@arizona.edu
Biography
Jose D. Fonseca is a math instructor at mathematics department of the University of Arizona. He was born and raised in Sonora, Mexico. He came to the University of Arizona in 1993 and received his Master’s Degree in 1995 with a focus in Multicultural Math Education. His education has been focused toward the teaching of mathematics and some background in Civil Engineering and Architectural Drafting. Also, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a concentration in teaching methods from La Universidad de Guerrero, Mexico. He has over thirty five years of teaching experience. A considerable part of his teaching experience includes public schools, colleges and universities with a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. As a math instructor at the University of Arizona he has taught: calculus, college algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and mathematics for prospective elementary school teachersMath302A/B and practicum for Secondary Mathematics Education ProgramMath494C. Also, he has collaborated on several research projects focused on social and cultural factors: Bridge Project and MAAPS. He has been working with teachers, schools, districts, and organizations to promote the student transition from high school to college and equity for minorities. For example, he worked in GEAR UP Project with a cohort of approximately 3,500 students helping them to aspire, plan, and apply for college. College math preparation was a definite emphasis of his job. He is very interested in collaborating with his new colleagues in the math courses for Elementary School Teachers and Secondary Mathematics Education Programs.
Degrees
 M.A. Math Education
 The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
 B.S.E. Mathematics
 The University of Guerrero, Mexico, Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico, Guerrero, Mexico
 El movimiento y la graficacion de funciones como recursos heuristicos en la formacion de los conceptos de calculo.
Work Experience
 Office of Early Academic Outreach, University of Arizona (2010  2012)
 Office of Early Academic Outreach University of Arizona (2007  2015)
 Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona (2003  2015)
 Catalina HS (1995  2012)
Licensure & Certification
 Faculty Standard Teaching Award, Pima County Community College Distric (2007)
 Standard Secondary Teaching Certificate, Arizona Department of Education (2015)
 Cedula Professional Mathematics Education, Secretary of Public Education Mexico (1993)
 Certificate of Training: STRUCTURED ENGLISH IMMERSION (SEI), ARIZONA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (2006)
Interests
Research
Research InterestsMy research interests are on the development of students’ mathematical thinking and the study of learning to teach mathematics. I am interested in the learning processes that support and promote students’ algebraic thinking from elementary to middle and high school levels. In particular, I would like to collaborate in the development of instructional practices, math curricula, and professional development that can facilitate the development of students’ mathematical thinking. My research interest is connected with the sociocultural contexts in which children live and learn. There is a big gap between the school mathematics and the mathematics that children experience in their homes and communities. I would like to improve my understanding how to prepare teachers to teach mathematics in effective ways to help students to reach indepth knowledge and higherorder thinking skills.
Teaching
I would like to teach math for undergraduate students:Math 302A/B, Math112, Math120, Math494C
Courses
202425 Courses

Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Fall 2024) 
Teaching Secondary Math
MATH 205 (Fall 2024) 
Understand Ele Math  A
MATH 302A (Fall 2024) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Fall 2024)
202324 Courses

Calc Concepts: Business
MATH 116 (Summer I 2024) 
Independent Study
MATH 199 (Summer I 2024) 
Early Childhood Mathematics
MATH 302E (Spring 2024) 
Modeling with Algebra and Trig
MATH 108 (Spring 2024) 
Sec Math Teach Practicum
MATH 494C (Spring 2024) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Spring 2024) 
Teaching Secondary Math
MATH 205 (Fall 2023) 
Topics In Geometry
MATH 330 (Fall 2023) 
Understand Ele Math  A
MATH 302A (Fall 2023) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Fall 2023)
202223 Courses

Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Summer I 2023) 
Independent Study
MATH 199 (Summer I 2023) 
Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Spring 2023) 
Sec Math Teach Practicum
MATH 494C (Spring 2023) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Spring 2023) 
Teaching Secondary Math
MATH 205 (Fall 2022) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Fall 2022)
202122 Courses

Independent Study
MATH 199 (Summer I 2022) 
Understand Ele Math  A
MATH 302A (Spring 2022) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Spring 2022) 
Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Fall 2021) 
Understand Ele Math  A
MATH 302A (Fall 2021) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Fall 2021)
202021 Courses

Independent Study
MATH 199 (Summer I 2021) 
Calc Concepts: Business
MATH 116 (Spring 2021) 
Understand Ele Math  A
MATH 302A (Spring 2021) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Spring 2021) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Fall 2020)
201920 Courses

Independent Study
MATH 199 (Summer I 2020) 
Calc Concepts: Business
MATH 116 (Spring 2020) 
Understand Ele Math  A
MATH 302A (Spring 2020) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Spring 2020) 
Patterns, Functions & Modeling
MATH 106 (Fall 2019) 
Understand Ele Math  A
MATH 302A (Fall 2019) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Fall 2019)
201819 Courses

Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Summer I 2019) 
Independent Study
MATH 199 (Summer I 2019) 
Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Spring 2019) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Spring 2019) 
Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Fall 2018) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Fall 2018)
201718 Courses

Sec Math Teach Practicum
MATH 494C (Spring 2018) 
Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Fall 2017) 
Meth Tch Math Sec School
MATH 406B (Fall 2017)
201617 Courses

Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Summer I 2017) 
Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Spring 2017) 
Understand Ele Math  B
MATH 302B (Spring 2017) 
Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Fall 2016) 
Understand Ele Math  A
MATH 302A (Fall 2016)
201516 Courses

Calc Concepts: Business
MATH 116 (Summer I 2016) 
Col Alg Cncpts+Aplcns
MATH 112 (Spring 2016) 
Sec Math Teach Practicum
MATH 494C (Spring 2016) 
Understand Ele Math  A
MATH 302A (Spring 2016)
Scholarly Contributions
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