Publications

The PDF links provided here are accepted prepublication manuscripts. They are likely to be slightly different from final published versions. Many of my papers are also available on ResearchGate. Please email me for a copy of anything that isn’t available.

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

(My name is bold, students’ names are marked with an asterisk, and collaborating teachers’ names are underlined)

Wilkerson, M. H., Shareff, R.*, Laina, V.*, & Gravel, B. E. (2018). Epistemic gameplay and discovery in computational model-based inquiry activities. Instructional Science, 46(1), 35-60. doi: 10.1007/s11251-017-9430-4 [PDF][Springer][Readcube]

Gravel, B. & Wilkerson, M. H. (2017). Integrating computational artifacts into the multi-representational toolkit of physics education. In D. Treagust, R. Duit, & H. E. Fischer (Eds.), Multiple Representations in Physics Education. Springer. pp. 47-70. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-58914-5_3 [PDF][Springer]

Wilkerson, M. H. (2017). Teachers, students, and after-school professionals as designers of digital tools for learning. In C. DiSalvo, B. DiSalvo, J. Yip, & E. Bonsignore (Eds.), Participatory Design for Learning. Taylor & Francis. pp. 127-140. [PDF][Routledge][Google Books]

Wilkerson, M. H., Bautista, A. Tobin, R., Cao, Y.*, & Brizuela, B. (2017). More than meets the eye: Patterns and shifts in what middle school mathematics teachers describe as models. Online First in Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. doi:10.1007/s10857-016-9348-9 [PDF][Springer]

Wilkerson, M. H. & Fenwick, M. (2017). The practice of using mathematics and computational thinking. In C. V. Schwarz, C. Passmore, & B. J. Reiser (Eds.), Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers’ Association Press. pp. 181-204. [PDF][NSTA]

Wilkerson, M. H. (2017). DataSketch: A tool to turn student sketches into data-driven visualizations. In T. Hammond, A. Adler, & M. Prasad (Eds.), Frontiers in pen and touch: Impact of pen and touch technology on education. Springer. pp. 227-234.

Wilkerson, M. H., Andrews, C.*, Shaban, Y.*, Laina, V.*, & Gravel, B. E. (2016). What’s the technology for? Teacher attention and pedagogical goals in a modeling-focused professional development workshop. In the Journal of Science Teacher Education, 27(1), 1-23. doi: 10.1007/s10972-016-9453-8 [PDF][Springer]

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Wagh, A. & Wilensky, U. (2015). Balancing curricular and pedagogical needs in computational construction kits: Lessons from the DeltaTick project. Science Education, 99(3), 465-499. doi: 10.1002/sce.21157 [PDF][Wiley]

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H. & Wilensky, U. (2015). Patterns, probabilities, and people: Making sense of quantitative change in complex systems. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 24(2), 204-251. doi: 10.1080/10508406.2014.976647 [PDF][Taylor & Francis]

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Gravel, B. E., & Macrander, C. A.* (2015). Exploring shifts in middle school learners’ modeling activity while generating drawings, animations, and simulations of molecular diffusion. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 24(2-3), 204-251. doi: 10.1007/s10956-014-9497-5. [PDF][Springer]

Bautista, A., Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Tobin, R., & Brizuela, B. M. (2014). Mathematics teachers’ ideas about mathematical models: A diverse landscape. PNA, 9(1). doi: 10481/33231. [HTML]

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H. (2014). Construction, categorization, and consensus: student generated computational artifacts as a context for disciplinary reflection. Educational Technology Research & Development, 62(1), 99-121. doi: 10.1007/s11423-013-9327-0. [PDF][Springer]

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2011). How do mathematicians learn math?: Resources and acts for constructing and understanding mathematics. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 78(1), 21-43. doi: 10.1007/s10649-011-9306-5. [Springer]

Stonedahl, F., Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2011). MAgICS: Toward a multi-agent introduction to computer science. In M. Beer, M. Fasli, and D. Richards (Eds.) Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment: Design, Use and Experience. IGI Global. pp. 1-25. [Google Books]

Wilkerson, M. (2009). Computer Math Snapshots. Agents with attitude: Exploring coombs unfolding technique. International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning, 14(1), p. 51. doi: 10.1007/s10758-008-9142-6. [Springer]

Invited Articles and Reports

Lee, V. & Wilkerson, M. H. (2018). Data use by middle and secondary students in the digital age: A status report and future prospects. Commissioned paper for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Board on Science Education, Committee on Science Investigations and Engineering Design for Grades 6-12. Washington, DC. [PDF]

Berland, M., Halverson, E., Polman, J. & Wilkerson, M. (2017). Expressive construction: Enabling learners to represent powerful ideas. In J. Roschelle, W. Martin, J. Ahn, & P. Schank (Eds.), Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning With Technology (pp. 17-24). Menlo Park CA: SRI International. [PDF]

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H. (2015). Open peer commentary: Locating the learner in collaborative constructionist design. Constructivist Foundations, 10(3), 315-316. [PDF][Univ. of Vienna]

Peer Reviewed Presentations & Proceedings

2018

Erickson, T., Finzer, W. Reichsman, F., & Wilkerson, M. (2018). Data Moves: One key to data science at the school level. Paper to appear in Proceedings of the International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-10), Kyoto, Japan. [PDF]

Thoma, S.*, Deitick, E.*, & Wilkerson, M. (2018). “It didn’t really go very well”: Epistemological framing and the complexity of interdisciplinary computing activities. Short paper to appear in Proceedings of the International Conference for the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2018). London, England: ISLS. [PDF]

Wilkerson, M., Lanouette, K.*, Shareff, R. L.*, Erickson, T., Bulalacao, N.*, Heller, J., St. Clair, N., Finzer, W., & Reichsman, F. (2018). Data moves: Restructuring data for inquiry in a simulation and data analysis environment. Poster to appear in Proceedings of the International Conference for the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2018). London, England: ISLS. [PDF]

Shareff, R. L*. & Wilkerson, M. H. (2018). Grounding computational modeling experience in fertile soil: A design project with middle school science teachers and students. In A. Wagh (Org.) & J. Kolodner (Discussant), Bridging computational modeling tools & practices into the existing structures of k-16 environments in science education. Symposium presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York, NY, USA, April 13-17.

2017

Deitrick, E.*, Wilkerson, M., & Simoneau, E. (2017). Understanding student collaboration in interdisciplinary computing activities.  Full paper in Proceedings of the 13th Annual ACM International Computing Education Research Conference (ICER 2017; pp. 118-126). Association for Computing Machinery: New York, NY, USA. [ACM]

Wilkerson, M., Shareff, B.*, Gravel, B., Shaban, Y.*, & Laina, V.* (2017). Exploring computational modeling environments as tools to structure classroom knowledge building. Full in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2017). Philadelphia, PA, USA. [PDF]

Walkoe, J., Wilkerson, M., & Elby, A. (2017). Technology-mediated teacher noticing: A goal for classroom practice, tool design, and professional development. Full paper in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2017). Philadelphia, PA, USA. [PDF]

Wilkerson, M. & Laina, V.* (2017). Youth reasoning with interactive data visualizations: A preliminary study. Works-in-Progress paper in Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGCHI Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC ’17). Stanford, CA. doi: 10.1145/3078072.3084302 [ACM]

Wilkerson, M. H. & Lanouette, K.* (2017). Connecting research and creating frameworks: A report from the youth, learning, and data science summit. Short presentation at SRTL-10: The Tenth International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy. Rotorua, New Zealand, July 2-8. [PDF Summary]

Laina, V.* & Wilkerson, M. H. (2017). Modeling data by visualizing it. Long presentation at SRTL-10: The Tenth International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy. Rotorua, New Zealand, July 2-8.

Wilkerson, M. H. & Laina, V.* (2017). Designing to support data visualizations as an exploratory tool in science. Presented as part of M. Gresalfi (Org.) and D. Clark (Chair), Designing digital environments to support mathematical and scientific reasoning: Theoretical and disciplinary perspectives. Symposium at the 2017 Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Wilkerson, M. H., Deitrick, E.*, & Simoneau, E. (2017). Integrating computational thinking in high school statistics through data modeling with R. Poster presented as part of B. Litts & M. H. Wilkerson (Orgs.), Stories from the field: Integrating computational thinking across curricular domains. Structured poster session at AERA 2017.

Wilkerson, M. H. (2017). Using a drawing, animation, and simulation sequence to scaffold student production of scientific models. Poster presented as part of A. Karan & D. Clark (Orgs.), Supporting science as a modeling practice in the classroom through the lens of NGSS. Structured poster section presented at AERA 2017.

2016

Wilkerson, M. (2016). DataSketch: A tool to turn student sketches into data-driven visualizations. Short Emerging Technology Paper presented at the 2016 Conference for Pen and Touch Technology in Education.

Laina, V.* & Wilkerson, M. (2016). Distributions, trends, and contradictions: A case study in sensemaking with interactive data visualizations. Short paper in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. [PDF]

Wilkerson, M. H. & Gravel, B. E. (2016). Tools, problem spaces, and epistemic games. In K. Chase & D. Abrahamson (Orgs.), Discovery-based learning 2.0: Are we there yet? Symposium presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Shaban, Y.* & Wilkerson, M. H. (2016). Looking beyond cues in understanding the co-construction of epistemological framing during interviews: A case study. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Walkoe, J., Wilkerson, M. H., & Elby, A. (2016). Technology-mediated teacher noticing: A goal for classroom practice, tool design, and professional development. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

2015

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Gravel, B. E., Andrews, C.*, & Shaban, Y.* (2015). Teacher attention and pedagogical goals in a computational modeling-focused professional development workshop. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL, April 16-20.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., & Gravel, B. E. (2015). Mapping the influence of participant groups and contexts in participatory design-based research. To be presented as part of S. Grover (Org.), Design-based research for the learning sciences: A coming of age?. Symposium presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL, April 16-20.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H. (2015). Stories of our city: Coordinating youths’ mathematical, representational, and community knowledge through data visualization design. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL, April 16-20.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H. & Head, E. (2015). Designing data visualizations to promote mathematics learning and identity development. Brief Research Report presented at the 2015 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession, Boston, MA, April 15.

2014

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Gravel, B. & Macrander, C.* (2014). Exploring shifts in middle school learners’ modeling activity while drawing, animating, and simulating molecular diffusion. Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

2013

Wilkerson-Jerde, M., Gravel, B. & Macrander, C. (2013). SiMSAM: An integrated toolkit to bridge student, scientific, and mathematical ideas using computational media. In Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2013) (Vol. 2, pp. 379-381). Madison, WI, USA.

Bautista, A., Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Tobin, R., & Brizuela, B. M. (2013). Diversity in middle school mathematics teachers’ ideas about mathematical models: The role of educational background. In Proceedings of the 8th Congress on of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 8). Antalya, Turkey.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Maldonis, J.* (2013). Patterns in students’ processes for representing quantitative change across multiple scenarios with multiple media. Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Maldonis, J.* & Wilkerson-Jerde, M. (2013). Middle school students’ representations of quantitative change over time in simple, complex, and statistical situations. Presented at AERA 2013.

Macrander, C.*, Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Gravel, B. (2013). Nested framings and the pursuit of authentic scientific inquiry. Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society.

2012

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Maldonis, J.* (2012). Toward a data expression toolkit: Identifying the elements of a dynamic representational competence in young learners. In Proceedings of Constructionism 2012.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. (2012). The Category Creator: An Interactive Online Gallery for Bridging Student-Generated Artifacts and Whole-Classroom Reflection. Poster presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of AERA, Vancouver, BC.

2011

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2011). Designed and emergent pedagogical supports for coordinating quantitative and agent-based descriptions of complex dynamic systems. In Proceedings of PME-NA 2011.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2011). Designing for multiple access points to powerful mathematics. In Veeragoudar Harrell, S. & Wilkerson-Jerde, M. (Chairs), Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Veeragoudar Harrell, S. (Orgs.) & C. Lee (Disc.), Rethinking STEM Content, Access, and Agency for Broad Participation: A Designer/Practitioner Dialogue. Symposium conducted at AERA 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2011). New tools for modeling quantitative variation in complex systems: A design and preliminary classroom study. Paper presented at AERA 2011, New Orleans, LA.

2010

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2010). Seeing Change in the World from Different Levels: Understanding the Mathematics of Complex Systems. In M. Jacobson (Org.), U. Wilensky (Chair), and Peter Reimann (Discussant), Learning about Complexity and Beyond: Theoretical and Methodological Implications for the Learning Sciences. In K. Gomez & J. Radinsky (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (Vol 2, pp. 187-194). Chicago, IL, Jun 29-Jul 2.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2010). NetLogo HotLink Replay: A Tool for Exploring, Analyzing and Interpreting Mathematical Change in Complex Systems. In K. Gomez & J. Radinsky (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010) (Vol 2, pp. 374-375). Chicago, IL, Jun 29 – Jul 2.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2010). Restructuring change, interpreting changes: The deltatick modeling and analysis toolkit. In Proceedings of Constructionism 2010 (p. 97), Paris, France.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2010). Deltatick: Using agent-based modeling to learn the calculus of complex systems. In U. Wilensky (Chair). Small Steps for Agents… Giant Steps for Students?: Learning with Agent-Based Modeling. InProceedings of Constructionism 2010. Paris, France, Aug 16 – Aug 20.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2010). Qualitative Calculus of Systems: Exploring Students’ Understanding of Rate of Change and Accumulation in Multiagent Systems. Paper presented at AERA 2010, Denver, CO, April 30 – May 4. SIG-LS/ATL Best Student Paper Award.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2010). Reflected abstraction and knowledge reconstruction in expertise: Tracking mathematicians sensemaking around unfamiliar mathematical ideas. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society (JPS 2010), St Louis, MO, June 3-5.

2009

Stonedahl, F., Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2009). Reconceiving introductory computer science curricula through agent based modeling. In Proceedings of the AAMAS 2009 Workshop on Educational Uses of Multi-Agent Systems (EduMAS ’09) (pp. 63-70). Budapest, Hungary.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2009). Understanding proof: Tracking experts’ developing understanding of an unfamiliar proof. In Proceedings of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction Study 19 (ICMI 19), Proof and proving in mathematics education (Vol. 2, pp. 268-274). Taipei, Taiwan: National Taiwan Normal University.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M., Jacobs, A., & Wilensky, U. (2009). Getting the whole picture: Tracking expert learning over time with networks. Presented at the Annual Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems Complexity Conference, September 2. Best Student Poster Award.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2009). DeltaTick: Applying Calculus to the Real World through Behavioral Modeling. In Proceedings of the Models in Developing Mathematics Education Conference, September 11-17, 2009. Conference Travel Award.

Jacobs, A., Wilkerson-Jerde, M., Sengupta, P., & Wilensky, U. (2009). When does 3D visualization work?: In search of design principles for three-dimensional visuospatial agent-based models. Student poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division (AAAS-SWARM), March 29, 2009.

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Wilensky, U. (2009). Complementarity in equational and agent-based models: A pedagogical perspective. In M. Jacobson (Org.), Complexity, Learning, and Research: Under the Microscope, New Kinds of Microscopes, and Seeing Differently. Paper presented at AERA 2009, San Diego, CA, April 13-17.

2008 and earlier

Wilkerson, M. & Wilensky, U. (2008). How Do Mathematicians Learn Mathematics? In Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the PME 32 and PME-NA XXX (Vol. 4, pp. 409-416). Morelia, Mexico: PME.

Wilkerson, M. & Wilensky, U. (2008). Embedding environments as a mechanism for mathematical reasoning: An expert study. Paper presented at AERA 2008, New York, NY, March 24-28.

Wilkerson, M., Sengupta, P., & Wilensky, U. (2008). Perceptual supports for sensemaking: A case study using multi agent based computational learning environments. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2008) (Vol. 3, pp. 151-152). Utrecht, The Netherlands: ICLS.

Sengupta, P., Wilkerson, M. & Wilensky, U. (2007). On the relationship between spatial knowledge and learning electricity: Comparative case studies of students using 2D and 3D emergent, computational learning environments. Paper presented at AERA 2007, Chicago, IL, April 9-13.

Denning, T., Griswold, W. G., Simon, B. & Wilkerson, M. (2006). Multimodal communication in the classroom: What does it mean for us? In SIGCSE ’06: Proceedings of the 37th SIGCSE technical symposium on computer science education(pp. 219-223). Houston, TX, USA: ACM Press. [ACM]

Wilkerson, M., Griswold, W. G. & Simon, B. (2005). Ubiquitous presenter: Increasing student access and control in a digital lecturing environment. In SIGCSE ’05: Proceedings of the 36th SIGCSE technical symposium on computer science education(pp. 116-120). St. Louis, MO, USA: ACM Press. [ACM]

Wilkerson, M. (2004). Knot theory fashion: Brunnian style, infinite possibilities. Presented at Student Poster Session, Southern California & Nevada Section of the Mathematical Association of America, San Diego, March 2004. Best Student Poster Award.