My research interests are in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Currently, I am working on some projects related to mathematics curriculum, active learning, and mathematics teaching at the developmental level. If you would like a copy of a paper or presentation, please contact me at


recent publications

Nabb, K., Hofacker, E., Ernie, K., & Ahrendt, S. (to appear). Using the Five Practices in mathematics teaching. Mathematics Teacher.

Nabb, K., & Nghiem, D. (2017). Curious calculus questions from students and colleagues - Part III. MathAMATYC Educator, 8(3), 10-14.

Nabb, K., & Murawska, J. (2017). Coherence and enrichment across the middle and secondary levels: Four mathematically authentic learning experiences. The Mathematics Enthusiast, 14(1), 263-284.

Nabb, K. (2016). CAS as a restructuring tool in mathematics education. Matematik- og Naturfagsdidaktik (MONA - Math and Science Education), 8, 8-22. (in Danish)

Murawska, J., & Nabb, K. (2015). Corvettes, curve fitting, and calculus. Mathematics Teacher, 109(2), 128-135.

Nabb, K. A. (2013). Students' exploratory thinking about a nonroutine calculus task. Mathematics Teacher, 106(6), 432-439.

Meyer, D. Z., Antink, A. L., Nabb, K. A., Connell, M. G., & Avery, L. A. (2013). A theoretical and empirical exploration of intrinsic problems in designing inquiry activities. Research in Science Education, 43(1), 57-76. doi: 10.1007/s11165-011-9243-4

Sitomer, A., Ström, A., Mesa, V., Duranczyk, I., Nabb, K., Smith, J., & Yannotta, M. (2012). Moving from anecdote to evidence: A proposed research agenda in community college mathematics education. MathAMATYC Educator, 4(1), 35-40.

Nabb, K. A. (2011). Trying something new: Unlecturing mathematics. NISOD Innovation Abstracts, 33(6), 1-2.

Nabb, K. A. (2010). A close encounter with infinity: Inventing new mathematics. Mathematics Teacher, 104(5), 373-378.

Nabb, K. A. (2010). Pitfalls of personally constructed learning devices. Learning and Teaching Mathematics8, 41-45.


recent presentations

"Want an Active Classroom? Use the Five Practices!," 43rd Annual Conference for the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), San Diego CA, November 2017.

"The Calculus of Corvettes,” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting (NCTM), Workshop with Jaclyn Murawska, San Antonio TX, April 2017.

“Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Developmental Courses at the Community College: An Unexplored Construct,” 42nd Annual Conference for the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), RMETYC Research Session, with Jaclyn Murawska, Denver CO, November 2016.

“Cocktail Party Calculus: Collaborative Writing in Mathematics,” 23rd Annual Conference for the Wisconsin Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (WisMATYC), Sheboygan WI, September 2016.

“Reflections from Teaching Inquiry-Oriented Differential Equations,” MAA Session on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Ordinary Differential Equations, Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), Seattle WA, January 2016.

“Reflections on Good Calculus Questions from Students and Colleagues”, 41st Annual Conference for the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), with Daniel Nghiem, New Orleans LA, November 2015.


unpublished documents

2009 Literature Review on Advanced Mathematical Thinking (pdf)

2009 Literature Review on Epistemological Beliefs (pdf)

2010 Literature Review on Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) (pdf)

A short book I wrote mostly in grad school (pdf)

Download full list of publications/presentations here.