click** **HERE for some
**abstracts**; click HERE for a
2-page **vita; **click HERE for **citations** updated August 2018

**a**** representative dozen
publications**

Lesser, L., Wagler, A., & Salazar, B.* (Nov.
2016). Flipping between languages? An exploratory analysis of the usage by
Spanish-speaking English language learner tertiary students of a bilingual
probability applet. *Statistics Education
Research Journal*, *15*(2), 145-168. http://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ15(2)_Lesser.pdf

Lesser, L., & Wagler, A. (2016).
Mathematics, statistics, and (Jewish) culture: Reflections on connections. *Journal of Mathematics and Culture, 10*(2),
127-156. https://journalofmathematicsandculture.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/lesser-final-august.pdf

Lesser, L.M., Pearl, D.K., & Weber, J.J. (2016). Assessing fun
items’ effectiveness in increasing learning of college introductory statistics
students: Results of a randomized experiment.*Journal of Statistics Education*, *24*(2), 54-62.

http://tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10691898.2016.1190190?needAccess=true

Lesser, L.,
Wagler, A., & Abormegah, P. (2014). Finding a happy median: Another balance
representation for measures of center, *Journal
of Statistics Education*, *22*(3), 1-27.
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v22n3/lesser.pdf
[see related webinar
at https://www.causeweb.org/webinar/jse/2015-03/2015-03-18.mp4
]

Garfunkel, S.; Malkevitch, J.;
Lesser, L.M.; Taylor, A.D.; Conrad, B.P.; Brams, S.J.; Gallian, J.; Campbell, P.J.; (2013). *For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical
Literacy in Today’s World* (9^{th}
ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman and Company (with
COMAP: Consortium for Mathematics and its
Applications). [I had sole responsibility for the 4 statistics chapters in the
two most recent editions: 8^{th} edition (pp. 147-282) and 9^{th}
edition (pp. 162-323)]

Lesser, L.M.; Wall,
A.; Carver, R.; Pearl, D.K.; Martin, N.; Kuiper, S.; Posner, M. A.; Erickson,
P.; Liao, S.-M.; Albert, J.; Weber, J.J. (2013). Using fun in the statistics
classroom: An exploratory study of college instructors’ hesitations and
motivations. *Journal of Statistics
Education*, *21*(1), 1-33. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v21n1/lesser.pdf [a related webinar
is at https://www.causeweb.org/webinar/jse/2013-08/]

Lesser, L.M.,
& Kephart, K. (2011). Setting the tone: A discursive case study of
problem-based inquiry learning to start a graduate statistics course for
in-service teachers. *Journal of
Statistics Education*, *19*(3),
1-29. https://ww2.amstat.org/publications/jse/v19n3/lesser.pdf . This
paper won the **Scholarship of Teaching
and Learning Award** at the 2012 International Sun Conference on Teaching and
Learning** **and yielded an** **invited national webinar archived at https://www.causeweb.org/cause/webinar/activity/2012-01/ .

Lesser, L. (2010). Equity and
the increasingly diverse tertiary student population: challenges and
opportunities in statistics education. In C. Reading (Ed.), *Data and context in statistics education:
Towards an evidence-based society.* *Proceedings*
*of the Eighth International Conference on
Teaching Statistics*, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Voorburg,
The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute. http://iase-web.org/documents/papers/icots8/ICOTS8_3G3_LESSER.pdf

Lesser,
L., & Winsor, M. (2009). English Language Learners in Introductory
Statistics: Lessons Learned from an Exploratory Case Study of Two Pre-Service
Teachers. *Statistics Education
Research Journal*, *8*(2), 5-32. http://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ8(2)_Lesser_Winsor.pdf

Tchoshanov,
M., Lesser, L, & Salazar, J. (2008). Teacher
Knowledge and Student Achievement: Revealing Patterns. * Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership,
10*(2),* *38-48.

Lesser, L. (2007). Critical Values and Transforming
Data: Teaching Statistics with Social Justice. *Journal of Statistics
Education*,* 15*(1),
1-21. https://ww2.amstat.org/publications/jse/v15n1/lesser.pdf (also, see related invited national webinars at https://www.causeweb.org/cause/webinar/teaching/2007-07/ and http://magazine.amstat.org/videos/education_webinars/UsingSocialJusticeExamples.wmv; this paper was also
selected for a 9-organization international 2016-17 webinar/readings series on
equity and social justice in mathematics education: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2DzSqr8u5GeYlUtdnpvZHNZXzA/view ]

Lesser,
L. (2001). Representations of
Reversal: An Exploration of Simpson's Paradox. In Albert A. Cuoco and Frances R. Curcio
(Eds.), *The Roles of
Representation in School Mathematics*, pp. 129-145. Reston, VA: National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics. [listed over several years as one of the most
downloaded articles from the premier statistics literacy website, http://www.statlit.org] http://www.statlit.org/pdf/2001LesserNCTM.pdf

**a more complete list of papers, grouped
by 5 foci**** **

**(“EnTICE: Engagement, Teacher
knowledge, Intuition, Curriculum,
Equity”):
**

**1) ENGAGEMENT**
[of learners in or beyond the classroom, using a motivating context or modality
(e.g., Pi Day, lotteries, music, fun, magic, etc.)]

Lesser, L. (2018). Modulating
misconceptions by musical means. *Teaching
Statistics, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/test.12157
*

Lesser, L. (2017). Finding
center: Towards increasing clarity and reducing anxiety in statistics class. *Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences*,
*22*(1), 42-58. https://www.oak.edu/academics/school-arts-sciences/journal-liberal-arts-sciences

An, S., Tillman, D., &
Lesser, L. (2018). The hidden musicality of math class: A transdisciplinary
approach to mathematics education. In Limin Jao & Nenad Radakovic (Eds.), *Transdisciplinarity** in
mathematics education: Blurring disciplinary boundaries* (pp. 25-46). New York: Springer.

Lesser, L.
(2017). Moving between inner and outer worlds. *Journal of Humanistic
Mathematics*, *7*(1), 275-284. http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol7/iss1/21/

Lesser, J.B.[high school student working in UTEP lab], Tillman, D.A.,
Lesser, L.M., & An, S.A. (Dec. 2016). Internship experience in an
educational technology laboratory: Autoethnography of
an eighth-grade student-researcher. *Journal of Mathematics Education*, *9*(2),
109-118. http://educationforatoz.com/images/2016_Commentary_5.pdf

Lesser, L.M., Pearl, D.K., & Weber,
J.J. (2016). Assessing fun items’ effectiveness in increasing learning of
college introductory statistics students: Results of a randomized experiment.*Journal of Statistics Education*, *24*(2), 54-62.

http://tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10691898.2016.1190190?needAccess=true

Lesser, L., An,
S., & Tillman, D. A. (2016). The use of song to open an educational
development workshop: Exploratory analysis and reflection. *To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development, 35*(2),
284-302. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tia2.20047/full

An, S. A., Zhang, M., Tillman, D.,
Lesser, L., Siemssen, A. & Tinajero,
J. (2016). Learning to teach music-themed mathematics: An examination of
preservice teachers’ beliefs about developing and implementing
interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy. *Mathematics Teacher Education
and Development, 18*(1), 20-36.* * http://www.merga.net.au/ojs/index.php/mted/article/view/273

Lesser, L. (2015).
‘American Pi’: The Story of a Song about Pi. *Journal of Mathematics Education, 8*(2), 158-168. http://educationforatoz.com/images/2015_Larry_Lesser.pdf

Lesser, L.M. &
Reyes, R. (2015, June). Student Reactions to the Integration of Fun Material in
a High-Anxiety Subject: A Case Study in the Teaching of College
Introductory Statistics. *Transformative
Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal*, *8*(1), 1-19.

Lesser,
L. (2014). Mathematical lyrics: Noteworthy endeavours
in education. *Journal of Mathematics and
the Arts, 8*(1-2), 46-53. * ***DOI:**10.1080/17513472.2014.950833 (*update*:
in May 2016, a special “cartoon abstract” of this
paper was published and the full published paper made available to all)

Lesser, L., Pearl,
D., Reyes, R., Weber, J. (2014). “Preliminary Results of the Effects and Roles
of Fun in Introductory Statistics Classes”, poster abstract. In K. Makar, B. de
Sousa, & R. Gould (Eds.), *Sustainability
in statistics education. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on
Teaching Statistics *(ICOTS9, July, 2014), Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Voorburg, The Netherlands: International Statistical
Institute. http://icots.info/9/proceedings/pdfs/ICOTS9_P40_LesserPearlReyesWeber.pdf

Lesser, L., Pearl, D., Reyes, R., Weber, J. (2014). “Bridging the
Disciplines with Fun: Resources and Research”, archived paper, 2^{nd}
Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics, https://www.causeweb.org/ecots/ecots14/32/. (followup panel discussion: https://www.causeweb.org/ecots/ecots14/51/
)

Lesser, L. (2014).
“Teaching statistics for engagement beyond classroom walls,” *invited*
paper,. In K. Makar, B. de Sousa, & R. Gould
(Eds.), *Sustainability in statistics
education. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Teaching
Statistics *(ICOTS9, July, 2014), Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Voorburg, The Netherlands: International Statistical
Institute. http://icots.info/9/proceedings/pdfs/ICOTS9_7A2_LESSER.pdf

Lesser,
L. (June 2014). Overcoming statistical anxiety and being successful in data
analysis. In Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw
& Lucinda S. Spaulding (Eds.), *Navigating
the doctoral journey: A handbook of strategies for success* (pp. 65-75).
Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Lesser,
L. (2013). Exploring (and removing) hesitations to using (thoughtful) fun in
statistics classes. *Proceedings of the
2013 Joint Statistical Meetings, Section on Statistical Education *(pp.
534-536). Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.

Robertson,
W. & Lesser, L. (July 2013). Scientific skateboarding and mathematical
music: Edutainment that actively engages middle school students. *European Journal of Science and Mathematics
Education*, *1*(2), 60-68. http://www.scimath.net/articles/12/123.pdf

Lesser,
L.M.; Wall, A.; Carver, R.; Pearl, D.K.; Martin, N.; Kuiper, S.; Posner, M. A.;
Erickson, P.; Liao, S.-M.; Albert, J.; Weber, J.J. (2013). Using fun in the
statistics classroom: An exploratory study of college instructors’ hesitations
and motivations. *Journal of Statistics
Education*, *21*(1), 1-33. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v21n1/lesser.pdf [a related webinar is at https://www.causeweb.org/webinar/jse/2013-08/]

Lesser,
L. (Winter 2013). Jewish Pi Day: Making a secular subject more Jewish…and more
engaging. *The Jewish Educator: NewCAJE’s Journal of Jewish Education*, 43-47. http://thejewisheducator.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/lesser1.pdf

Rubel,
L., Driskill, M., and Lesser, L. (October 2012). Decennial Redistricting: Rich
Mathematics in Context. *Mathematics
Teacher, 106*(3), 206-211. http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=34455

Lesser,
L. (Sept. 2012). Lottery Lunacy [Media Clips]. *Mathematics Teacher*, *106*(2),
93-94. http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=33965

Lesser,
L. (2011). Low-Tech, Low-Cost, High-Gain, Real-Time Assessment? It’s all in the
cards, easy as ABCD! *Texas Mathematics Teacher*, *58*(2), 18-22. http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/LesserABCDcardsTMTpaper.pdf
or

http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2010s/TMT_2011_Fall.pdf or http://cetalweb.utep.edu/docs/LesserABCDcardsTMTpaper.pdf.pdf

Lesser,
L.M., & Kephart, K. (2011). Setting the tone: A
discursive case study of problem-based inquiry learning to start a graduate
statistics course for in-service teachers. *Journal
of Statistics Education*, *19*(3),
1-29. https://ww2.amstat.org/publications/jse/v19n3/lesser.pdf
. This paper won the **Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award** at the 2012 International
Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning** **and
yielded an** **invited national webinar
archived at https://www.causeweb.org/cause/webinar/activity/2012-01/
.

Lesser, L. M. (2010). Opening Intentions. *The Teaching Professor, 24*(9), p. 4.
http://www.magnapubs.com/newsletter/issue/1223/
[*TTP* is the most widely-read
pedagogical periodical for professors in North America; this piece was reprised
in 2014 in *Faculty Focus*: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/opening-intentions-first-day-class/
]

Lesser, L. M. & Glickman, Mark E. (2009).
Using Magic in the Teaching of Probability and Statistics. *Model Assisted Statistics and Applications*, *4*(4), 265-274. [the first juried comprehensive article on
the use of magic in the statistics classroom]
Also available online at: http://iospress.metapress.com/content/j730w4777h667125/.

Winsor,
M., & Lesser, L. (2009).
Mathematical Explorations: Hot Wheels. *Mathematics Teaching in the Middle
School, 15 *(4), 239-243. http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MTMS2009-11-239a&from=B [was independently selected for republication
as the featured article of the spring 2010 issue of the refereed journal *Texas Mathematics Teacher*]

Kosheleva, O., Lesser, L., Munter, J., & Trillo, S. (2008).
Parent Power Nights: A Vehicle for Engaging Adults/Families in Learning
Mathematics. *Adults Learning Mathematics
International Journal, 3*(2b), 36-52.
The issue is at http://www.alm-online.net/images/ALM/journals/almij-volume3_2_b_nov2008.pdf.

Lesser, L. & Pearl, D. (2008). Functional Fun in Statistics
Teaching: Resources, Research, and Recommendations. *Journal of Statistics Education*, *16*(3),
1-11. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v16n3/lesser.pdf
(or http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v16n3/lesser.html)

Lesser, L. (2008). Even More
Fun Learning Stats. *STATS*, 49, pp.
5-8, 19, 27. [issue is at http://www.causeweb.org/stats/STATS_49.pdf
]

Lesser, L. (2007). Learning
Stats is FUN…with the Right Mode. STATS, 48,
pp. 7-11, 21, 26-28. [issue is at
http://www.causeweb.org/stats/STATS_48.pdf;
also, see related *invited* webinar: http://www.causeweb.org/webinar/teaching/2006-04/]

Lesser, L. & Winsor, M. (2006). Notes
from the Field: Emerging Strategies to Address Needs on the Border. *Noticias** de TODOS: News from TODOS Mathematics for
All*, *2*(1), pp. 1-3.

Winsor, M., Lesser, L. Payne,
L., & Grouws,
D. (2006). Real-Time
Traffic Data: A Vehicle for Statistical Exploration. *ON-Math:
Online Journal of School Mathematics*, *4*(1). The issue is at http://www.nctm.org/eresources/tocgraphic.asp?journal_id=6&issue_id=758.

Lesser, L. (2005). Getting
Students to Engage Conceptions as well as Content!, *Proceedings of the 4 ^{th} Sun
Conference on Teaching and Learning* (6 pp.). El Paso, TX: University of
Texas at El Paso Center for Teaching and Learning. http://sunconference.utep.edu/SunHome/2005/proceedings2005.html
has the proceedings;

http://cetalweb.utep.edu/sun/pastconf/2005/docs/proceedings/Engage_Conceptions.doc is the paper

Lesser, L. (2004). Slices of Pi: Rounding Up
Ideas for Celebrating Pi Day. *Texas
Mathematics Teacher*, *51*(2), 6-11.
[issue is also at http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2000s/TMT_2004_Fall.pdf]

Lesser, L. (2004). Take a Chance by Exploring
the Statistics in Lotteries. *Statistics Teacher Network*
[joint publication of NCTM and ASA], No. 65,
6-7. [issue is also at http://www.amstat.org/education/stn/pdfs/STN65.pdf]

Lesser, L. (2003). A Whole Lotto
Education! *Texas Mathematics Teacher*, *50*(2), 12-15. [issue is also
at http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2000s/TMT_2003_Fall.pdf]

Lesser, L. (2003). Further Comments and
Cautions on Using Humor [Letter responding to H. H., Friedman, L. W., and Amoo, T. (2002) "Using Humor
in the Introductory Statistics Course," *JSE*, *10*(3)]. *Journal of Statistics Education*, *11* (1), http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v11n1/lesser_letter.html.

Lesser, L. (2002). Stat Song
Sing-Along! *STATS*, 33, pp. 16-17. [to be posted at https://www.causeweb.org/stats/]

Lesser, L. (2001). Musical Means:
Using Songs in Teaching Statistics, *Teaching Statistics*, *23*(3),
81-85. [first comprehensive article on the use of song in the statistics
classroom]* *http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0141-982x

Lesser, L. (2000). Sum of Songs: Making
Mathematics Less Monotone! *Mathematics Teacher, 93*(5), 372-377.
[first comprehensive article on the use of song in the mathematics
classroom] http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2000-05-372a&from=B

Lesser, L. (1997). Exploring Lotteries with
Excel. *Spreadsheet User*, *4*(2),
4-7.

**2) TEACHER KNOWLEDGE**** **[for
in-service or pre-service teachers, this includes the use of multiple
representations, MKT (mathematical knowledge for teaching), TPACK
(technological pedagogical content knowledge), self-efficacy, etc.]

Leigh M.
Harrell-Williams, Jennifer Lovett, M. Alejandra Sorto,
Rebecca L. Pierce, Lawrence M. Lesser, Hollylynne
Lee, Teri J. Murphy (proposal accepted to submit chapter in 2018 for
2019 book). Measuring Self-efficacy to Teach Statistics in Grades
6-12 Mathematics Teachers. In Jonathan David Bostic, Erin Krupa,
& Jeff Shih (Eds.), *Assessment in Mathematics Education
Contexts: Theoretical Frameworks and New Directions*. New York:
Routledge.

Harrell-Williams, L.M.; Lovett, J.N.; Lee, H.S.; Pierce, R.L.,
Lesser, L.M., & Sorto, M.A. (in press).
Validation of scores from the high school version of the Self-Efficacy to Teach
Statistics (SETS-HS) instrument using preservice mathematics teachers. *Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, *http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0734282917735151

Leigh M. Harrell-Williams, Jennifer
Lovett, M. Alejandra Sorto, Rebecca L. Pierce,
Lawrence M. Lesser, Teri J. Murphy (2018). Using the SETS Level A Items to Classify pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy to
teach statistics: An application of the mixture Rasch
model. [refereed contributed paper] In M.A. Sorto (Ed.), *Proceedings of the Tenth International
Conference on Teaching Statistics* (ICOTS10, July 2018), Kyoto, Japan. https://iase-web.org/icots/10/proceedings/pdfs/ICOTS10_C220.pdf

Mocko, M.,
Lesser, L., Wagler, A., & Francis, W. (2017). Assessing effectiveness of
mnemonics for tertiary students in a hybrid introductory statistics course. *Journal of Statistics Education*,* 25*(1), 2-11. http://tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10691898.2017.1294879?needAccess=true

Harrell-Williams, L.; Sorto, M.A.; Pierce, R.; Lesser, L.M., &
Murphy, T.J. (2015). Identifying
Statistical Concepts Associated with High and Low Levels of Self-Efficacy to
Teach Statistics in Middle Grades, *Journal
of Statistics Education, 23*(1), 1-20. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v23n1/harrell-williams.pdf

Lesser,
L., Wagler, A., & Abormegah, P. (2014). Finding a happy median: Another
balance representation for measures of center, *Journal of Statistics Education*, *22*(3), 1-27. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v22n3/lesser.pdf
[see
related webinar at https://www.causeweb.org/webinar/jse/2015-03/2015-03-18.mp4
]

Harrell-Williams,
L.; Sorto, M.A.; Pierce, R.; Lesser, L.M., Murphy, T.J. (2014). “Using
the SETS Instruments to Investigate Sources of Variation in Levels of
Pre-service Teacher Efficacy to Teach Statistics”. In K. Makar, B. de Sousa,
& R. Gould (Eds.), *Sustainability in
statistics education. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on
Teaching Statistics *(ICOTS9, July, 2014), Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Voorburg, The Netherlands: International Statistical
Institute. http://icots.info/9/proceedings/pdfs/ICOTS9_C270_HARRELLWILLIAMS.pdf

Harrell-Williams,
L.; Sorto, M. A.; Pierce, R. L.; Lesser, L. M.; Murphy, T. J. (Feb. 2014).
Validation of scores from a new measure of pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy
to teach statistics in the middle grades. *Journal
of Psychoeducational Assessment*, *32*(1),
40-50. http://jpa.sagepub.com/content/32/1/40.full.pdf+html

Lesser,
L. (2013). One ‘Mean’ Class. *Statistics
Teacher Network*, no. 81, p. 20. http://www.amstat.org/education/stn/pdfs/STN81.pdf

Lesser,
L. (2013). Using context to classify variables. *Teaching Statistics*, *35*(1),
29-31. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2012.00527.x/pdf

Lesser, L. & Guthrie, J. (2012). Uncommon
Connections with Common Numerators. *PRIMUS:
Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 22*(8),
634-642. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/upri20/current

Lesser, L. (2012). High-Speed Hypotheses! *Teaching
Statistics*, *34*(1), 10-12. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2010.00447.x/abstract

Lesser, L. (2011). Letter to the Editor:
Further Comments and Conceptualizations Regarding the Mean. *Journal of Statistics Education*, *19*(3), 1-3. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v19n3/lesser_letter.pdf

M.
Alejandra Sorto, Alexander White, & Larry Lesser (2011). Understanding
Student Attempts to Find a Line of Fit. *Teaching
Statistics, 33*(2), 49-52. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2010.00458.x/pdf [translated into German and published in 2012
as "Wie finden Studierende
eine Ausgleichsgerade?" *Stochastik** in der Schule*, *32*(1),
28-31.]

Lesser, L. M. (2011) Making statistics
memorable: New mnemonics and motivations. *Proceedings
of the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings, Section on Statistical Education*
(pp. 1118-1124). https://www.amstat.org/membersonly/proceedings/2011/papers/300805_65461.pdf
or http://www.statlit.org/pdf/2011Lesser-JSM.pdf

Lesser, L. (2011). On the use of mnemonics for
teaching statistics. *Model Assisted
Statistics and Applications*, *6*(2),
151-160. http://iospress.metapress.com/content/4110606635520345/?p=4d340e1a1f35435f85f00f5d80bdc882&pi=8

Lesser, L. (2011). Simple Datasets for
Distinct Basic Summary Statistics. *Teaching Statistics, 33*(1), 9-11. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2009.00408.x/full

M. Alejandra Sorto, Leigh M. Harrell, Rebecca L. Pierce, Teri J. Murphy, Felicity B. Enders, & Lawrence M. Lesser (2010). Experts’ Perceptions in Linking GAISE
Guidelines to the Self-Efficacy to Teach Statistics Instrument.* **Proceedings
of the 2010 Joint
Statistical Meetings, Section
on Statistical Education* (pp. 4289-4294). Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association*.*

Sorto, M. A., & Lesser, L. M. (2010).
Towards Measuring Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Statistics:
Middle School Teachers Using Graphing Calculators. *Proceedings of the 2009
IASE Satellite Conference on Next Steps in Statistics Education* (8 pp.).
Durban, South Africa. http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/sat09/5_1.pdf] http://iase-web.org/documents/papers/sat2009/5_1.pdf
[refereed paper, 12.5% acceptance rate]

Leigh M. Harrell, Rebecca L. Pierce, Alejandra Sorto, Teri J. Murphy, Lawrence
M. Lesser, & Felicity B. Enders (2009). On the Importance and Measurement of Pre-Service
Teachers’ Efficacy to Teach Statistics: Results and Lessons Learned from the
Development and Testing of a GAISE-based Instrument.* **Proceedings
of the 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings, Section
on Statistical Education* (pp. 3396-3403). Alexandria, VA: American
Statistical Association*.* http://www.statlit.org/pdf/2009HarrellEtAlASA.pdf

Lesser, L. & Groth, Randall (2009). Technological
Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Statistics. In Joanne Foster (Ed.), *CD-ROM
Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual International Conference on Technology in
Collegiate Mathematics*, pp. 148-152. *Electronic Proceedings
of the 20 ^{th} Annual ICTCM*: http://archives.math.utk.edu/ICTCM/i/20/S118.html]

Tchoshanov,
M., Lesser, L., & Salazar, J. (2008). Teacher
Knowledge and Student Achievement: Revealing Patterns. *NCSM *[National Council of
Supervisors of Mathematics]* Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, 10*(2),*
*38-48. The issue is at http://www.mathedleadership.org/docs/resources/journals/NCSMJournalVol10Num2.pdf.
(a paper based on this
article and our 6-figure TEA grant with some follow up work was published in
the top-tier mathematics education research journal *Educational Studies in Mathematics*)

http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2007-01-375a&from=B

Lesser, L. with
Rayas, L., Trujillo, G., Vargas, A., & Velankar, Y. (2006). Teachers’
Technology Class Continues Discussion of Pitfalls. *Mathematics Teacher, 99*(5),* *340-2*.*
http://my.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2006-01-340a&from=B

Lesser, L. & Winsor, M. (2006).
Interactive Representations of the Big Six Trigonometry Functions: Connections
to Geometry and Language. *ON-Math: Online
Journal of School Mathematics*, *5*(1). The issue is at http://my.nctm.org/eresources/tocgraphic.asp?journal_id=6&issue_id=798

Lesser, L. (2006). Discovering (in) the Discipline:
Going Beyond Statistical Literacy to Explore What Helps Students ‘Think Like a
Statistician’, *Proceedings of the 2006 International Sun Conference on
Teaching and Learning* (9 pp.). El Paso, TX: University of Texas at El Paso
Center for Teaching and Learning. http://sunconference.utep.edu/SunHome/2006/proceedings2006.html
has the proceedings. http://cetalweb.utep.edu/sun/pastconf/2006/docs/proceedings/Discovering%20in%20the%20Discipline.doc
is the paper

Lesser, L. & Tchoshanov, M. (2006). Evidence-Based
Professional Development Partnership with Middle Schools to Improve Student
Test Achievement. In Alatorre, S., Cortina,
J.L., Sáiz, M. and Méndez, A. (Eds.), *Proceedings of the 28 ^{th} annual
meeting of the North American Chapter of the
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*,
Mérida, México: Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Vol.
2, pp. 208-209. http://www.pmena.org/2006/cd/ASSESSMENT/ASSESSMENT-0008.pdf

Lesser, L. & Tchoshanov, M. (2006). Selecting
Representations. *Texas
Mathematics Teacher, 53(2)*, 20-26. [the issue is also available online at http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2000s/TMT_2006_Fall.pdf]

Lesser, L. & Tchoshanov, M. (2005). The Effect of
Representation and Representational Sequence on Students’ Understanding,
research report. In G. M. Lloyd, M.R.
Wilson, J.L.M. Wilkins, & S.L. Behm (Eds.), *Proceedings of the 27th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the
Psychology of Mathematics Education.* [7 pages on CD-ROM] http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/pmena05.pdf

Lesser, L. (2005). Illumination through Representation: An
Exploration Across the Grades. *Statistics Teacher Network*,
No. 66,
pp. 3-5. http://www.amstat.org/education/stn/pdfs/STN66.pdf

Lesser, L. (2005). “Theory and Practice”
columns in [Association of Mathematics Teacher
Educators] *Connections*:
“Bridging the Potential Divide Between Theory and Practice” (*15(1)*, pp. 10-11 of ) http://www.amte.net/drupal/AMTE_legacy/newsletter/amte_fall05.pdf
and “Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching” (*14(2),* pp. 8-9 of http://www.amte.net/drupal/AMTE_legacy/resources/Mar05.pdf).

Lesser,
L. (2004). Comment by Lesser [on Wainer, H. and Brown, L.M. (2004), “Two
Statistical Paradoxes in the Interpretation of Group Differences: Illustrated
with Medical School Admission and Licensing Data”]. *The American Statistician, 58*(4*), *362*.* http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/TASletter.pdf
or http://amstat.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1198/000313004X8254

Lesser, L. (2003). Additional Analogies in
Teaching Statistics [Letter responding to Martin, M. A. (2003), "'It’s
like...you know': The Use of Analogies and Heuristics in Teaching Introductory
Statistical Methods," *JSE*, *11*(2)]. *Journal of Statistics Education*, *11*
(3). Published by the American Statistical Association at: http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v11n3/lesser_letter.html

Lesser, L. (2001). Enlightening
the Black Box: Technology Motivating Mathematics. In Przemyslaw Bogacki, Earl D. Fife
and Larry Husch (Eds.), *Electronic Proceedings of the
Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate
Mathematics.* 4pages, http://archives.math.utk.edu/ICTCM/VOL13/C010/paper.pdf

Lesser, L. (1999). Making the Black Box
Transparent. *Mathematics Teacher*, *92*(9), 780-784. http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT1999-12-780a&from=B

Lesser, L. (1999). The 'Ys' and
'Why Nots' of Line of Best Fit. *Teaching Statistics*, *21*(2),
54-55. http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0141-982x

Lesser, L. (1999). Investigating the Role of
Standards-Based Education in a Pre-Service Secondary Math Methods Course. In
Myra L. Powers and Nancy K. Hartley (Eds.), *Promoting Excellence in
Teacher Preparation: Undergraduate Reforms in Mathematics and Science*
[juried monograph for NSF-funded Rocky
Mountain Teacher Education Collaborative, also ERIC ED439089],
pp. 53-64. Ft. Collins, CO: Colorado State University. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/Home.portal;jsessionid=GmLV4TLjJ29vjpM6BC0sqbBgWSYCn7drFKghsMDvbjJQXy6st0Sp!-1626766616?_nfpb=true&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED439089&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&_pageLabel=ERICSearchResult&newSearch=true&rnd=1189529621320&searchtype=keyword

**3) INTUITION** [as
well as misconceptions and counterintuitive examples, some of which could also
be labeled a form of “engagement”]

Lesser, L. (2016). More
Statistics Education Literature on Analogies [Letter to the Editor]. *The American Statistician*, *70*(4), 434.

Lesser, L. (2013). Types of
average and sampling: ‘Household words’ to dwell on. *Statistics Education Web: Online Journal of K-12 Statistics Lesson
Plans* (pp. 1-12). [**Bronze medal
prize-winner** in refereed contest sponsored by American
Statistical Association] http://www.amstat.org/education/stew/pdfs/TypesofAverageandSamplingHouseholdWordstoDwellOn.pdf

Lesser,
L.M., & Kephart, K. (2011). Setting the tone: A
discursive case study of problem-based inquiry learning to start a graduate
statistics course for in-service teachers. *Journal
of Statistics Education*, *19*(3),
1-29. https://ww2.amstat.org/publications/jse/v19n3/lesser.pdf
. This paper won the **Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award** at the 2012
International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning** **and yielded an** **invited
national webinar archived at https://www.causeweb.org/cause/webinar/activity/2012-01/
.

Lesser, L. (2010). Sizing Up Class Size: A
Deeper Classroom Investigation of Central Tendency. *Mathematics Teacher*, *103*(5),
376-380. http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2009-12-376a&from=B

Lesser, L. & Melgoza,
L. (2007). Simple
Numbers: ANOVA Example of Facilitating Student Learning in Statistics.
*Teaching Statistics, 29*(3),
102-105. [*this** paper won an international development
grant award from the Teaching Statistics Trust*] http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118539718/abstract

Lesser, L. (2006). Engaging the Intuition in
Statistics to Motivate. Juried paper (also
presented at 50^{th} national AP Conference) published on Advanced
Placement Statistics Course Home Page at College Board AP Central. http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/courses/teachers_corner/50025.html

Lesser, L. (2005). Further Perspective and Counterexample to
Skewness Rule of Thumb. [Letter
responding to P.T. von Hippel’s “Mean, Median,
and Skew: Correcting a Textbook Rule”, *JSE*, *13*(2)]. *Journal
of Statistics Education*, *13*(3), http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v13n3/lesser_letter.html

Lesser, L. (2002). The Role of
Counterintuitive Examples [Letter responding to Sowey, E. R. (2001) "Striking
Demonstrations in Teaching Statistics", *JSE*,* 9*(1)].
*Journal of Statistics Education*,
*10* (1), http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v10n1/lesser_letter.html.

Lesser, L. (2001). Representations of Reversal: An
Exploration of Simpson's Paradox. In Albert A. Cuoco and
Frances R. Curcio (Eds.), *The Roles of Representation
in School Mathematics*, pp. 129-145 [**chapter of the juried
annual NCTM yearbook**]. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics. [listed as the second-most downloaded article in 2006, 2008, and
2009 from the premier statistics literacy website, http://www.statlit.org] http://www.statlit.org/pdf/2001LesserNCTM.pdf

Lesser,
L. (1999). Exploring the Birthday Problem with Spreadsheets. *Mathematics
Teacher*, *92*(5), 407-411. http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT1999-05-407a&from=B

Lesser, L. (1998). Countering Indifference Using
Counterintuitive Examples. *Teaching
Statistics,* *20*(1), 10-12. [**article later selected by the editors for
republication in Getting the Best from Teaching
Statistics, a collection of the best articles from volumes 15-21**:
http://www.rsscse-edu.org.uk/tsj/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/lesser.pdf];
article also independently selected for translation into Italian for 1998
publication in the journal

**4) CURRICULUM**

issues in
2015-2016 of *The Mini Page* (a weekly syndicated feature in
500+ newspapers with 20 million readers) on topics of Mobius
strips, math
& music, and statistics
polls

Lesser, L.
(2013). Types of average and sampling: ‘Household words’ to dwell on. *Statistics
Education Web: Online Journal of K-12 Statistics Lesson Plans* (pp. 1-12). [**Bronze medal prize-winner** in refereed
contest sponsored by American
Statistical Association] http://www.amstat.org/education/stew/pdfs/TypesofAverageandSamplingHouseholdWordstoDwellOn.pdf

Garfunkel, S.; Malkevitch, J.; Lesser, L. M.; Taylor,
A. D.; Conrad, B. P.;
Brams, S. J.; Gallian, J.; Campbell, P.
J.; (2013). *For All Practical Purposes* (9^{th}
ed.). New York: W. H. Freeman and Company
(with COMAP: Consortium for Mathematics and
its Applications). [I had sole
responsibility for the four statistics chapters: pp. 147-282 in the 8^{th} edition and
162-323 in the 9^{th} edition] http://bcs.whfreeman.com/fapp9e/

Garfunkel,
Solomon; Malkevitch, Joseph; Lesser,
Lawrence M.; Moore, David S.;
Taylor, Alan D.;
Conrad, Bruce P.; Brams, Steven J.;
Gallian, Joseph;
Campbell, Paul J.; (2009). ** For All Practical Purposes 8^{th} ed **(http://bcs.whfreeman.com/fapp8e/).
New York: W. H. Freeman and
Company (with COMAP: Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications). For this major revision of the 23-chapter
book, I had sole responsibility for the 4 statistics chapters, pp. 149-282;
this is the top-selling applied math-for-liberal-arts textbook). http://books.google.com/books?id=fdV7BOQ4I10C&pg=PP1&dq=inauthor:%22Lawrence+M.+Lesser%22&cd=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false
has a preview.

Lesser, L. (2007 – present).
Features where a real-life or mass media artifact is accompanied by
classroom-ready questions, including *Mathematics
Teacher* “Mathematical Lens” (Slippery
Slopes in Sept. 2008 issue), *Mathematics
Teaching in the Middle School* “Cartoon Corner” (A
Round This Date in Time; Pizza Pi, Anyone? in March 2007), *Texas Mathematics Teacher* (Find
the mathematics in a flower in Spring 2013), and *Mathematics Teacher* “Media Clips” (Stature of
Salary: Raised Expectations or a Tall Tale? in Oct. 2016, Normally
Speaking in Feb. 2015, Lottery Lunacy
in Sept. 2012, The
High School Weirdness Factor in Mar. 2010, Imperfect Storm
in April 2009, Easy
Angle Finder in Oct. 2008, Safe
Havens graph in May 2008, Predicting
Rain in Sept. 2007).

Mayes,
R. & Lesser, L. (1998). *ACT in Algebra: Applications, Concepts and
Technology in Learning Algebra *(Preliminary ed.) [college algebra** textbook**]. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill. [ISBN: 0070410933] http://books.google.com/books?id=hBMNAAAACAAJ&dq=inauthor:%22Lawrence+M.+Lesser%22&cd=2

**5)
EQUITY** [including English language learners, diversity, ethics, social
justice, ethnomathematics]

Lesser, L., & Marsan, L.
(under review). Size matters: Lessons learned from average class size.

Angelica Monárrez
(doctoral student), Lorena Galvan (master’s student), A. Wagler, & L.
Lesser (in press). Range of meanings: A sequential mixed methods study of how
English language learners encounter assessment items on descriptive statistics,
*Journal of Statistics Education*

Wagler, A., & Lesser,
L. (2018). Evaluation of theoretical and empirical characteristics of the
Communication, Language And Statistics
(CLASS) survey. *Statistics Education Research Journal, 17*(1), 141-164. https://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ17(1)_Wagler.pdf

Lesser, L., Wagler, A., &
Salazar, B.* (Nov. 2016). Flipping between languages? An exploratory analysis
of the usage by Spanish-speaking English language learner tertiary students of
a bilingual probability applet. *Statistics
Education Research Journal*, *15*(2),
145-168. http://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ15(2)_Lesser.pdf

Lesser, L., &
Wagler, A. (2016). Mathematics, statistics, and (Jewish) culture: Reflections
on connections. *Journal of Mathematics
and Culture, 10*(2), 127-156. https://journalofmathematicsandculture.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/lesser-final-august.pdf

Lesser, L. &
Wagler, A. (April 2016). Tools for assessing readability of statistics teaching
materials. *Journal of Computers in
Mathematics and Science Teaching*, *35*(2),
153-171. https://www.learntechlib.org/p/150682/

Lesser, L. (2016;
Winter 2015-2016). Sounding off on stereotypes. *Noticias** de TODOS: News from TODOS Mathematics for ALL*, *11*(2), 1-3. http://www.todos-math.org/assets/documents/noticias/noticiasv11n2winter2015.pdf

Lesser,
L. (2015). Learning language: A mathematics educator’s reflection on empathy
and privilege. *Teaching for Excellence
and Equity in Mathematics*, *6*(1),
25-32.

Wagler,
A., Lesser, L., González, A., & Leal, L. (2015). Assessing the lexico-grammatical characteristics of a corpus of
college-level statistics textbooks: Implications for instruction and practice. *The Journal of Technical Writing and
Communication, 45*(1), 31-56. http://jtw.sagepub.com/content/45/1/31.full.pdf+html

Wagler, A. &
Lesser, L. (2014). Assessing Dimensionality of the Communication, Language And
Statistics Survey: A Multi-Group Analysis with Introductory Statistics Students
Near the US-Mexico Border. In K. Makar, B. de Sousa, & R. Gould (Eds.),

Lesser,
L. (April 2014) Staring down stereotypes. *Mathematics
Teacher*, *107*(8), 568-571. http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=41405

Lesser,
L., Wagler, A., Esquinca, A., & Valenzuela, M. G. (2013). Survey of native
English speakers and Spanish-speaking English language learners in tertiary
introductory statistics. *Statistics
Education Research Journal*, *12*(2),
6-31. http://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ12(2)_Lesser.pdf

Lesser,
L. (2013). Book review [of Mary Q. Foote (Ed.), (2010) *Mathematics Teaching & Learning K-12: Equity and Professional
Development*.] *Journal of Mathematics
and Culture*, *7*(1), 140-141. http://nasgem.rpi.edu/files/30331
or https://journalofmathematicsandculture.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/book-review-lesser-71-1.pdf

Lesser,
L. (2013). Integrating ethics with the teaching of introductory statistics:
Rationale and resources. *Proceedings of
the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings, Section on Statistical Education *(pp.
91-95). Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.

Lesser,
L. (2013). One ‘Mean’ Class. *Statistics
Teacher Network*, no. 81, p. 20. http://www.amstat.org/education/stn/pdfs/STN81.pdf

Lesser,
L. (April 2013). Cultivating empathy for English language learners in
mathematics: A reflection. *Notices of the
North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics*,
6(1), 3-9. http://nasgem.rpi.edu/files/30203

Lesser,
L. (2013). Letter to the Editor: The odds of academic usage of statistics terms
in everyday contexts such as lotteries. *Journal
of Statistics Education*, *21*(1),
1-5. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v21n1/Lesser_letter.pdf

Lesser,
L. (2012). Comment by Lesser [on
Hurwitz, S. and Gardenier, J. S. (2012),
"Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice: The First 60 Years and
Beyond," *The American Statistician*,
*66*(2), 99-103], *The American Statistician*, *66*(4),
243.

Wagler, A. E., and Lesser, L. M. (2011).
Teaching statistics to culturally and linguistically diverse students. *Proceedings of the 2011 Joint Statistical
Meetings, Section on Statistical Education* (pp. 821-830). https://www.amstat.org/membersonly/proceedings/2011/papers/300678_65313.pdf
or http://www.statlit.org/pdf/2011Wagler-Lesser-JSM.pdf

Lesser, L. (2011). Supporting Learners of
Varying Levels of English Proficiency. *Statistics
Teacher Network*, 77, 2-5. http://www.amstat.org/education/stn/pdfs/STN77.pdf

Lesser, L. (2010; 6-page paper was invited as
well as refereed). Equity and the increasingly diverse tertiary student
population: challenges and opportunities in statistics education. In C. Reading
(Ed.), *Data and context in statistics
education: Towards an evidence-based society.* *Proceedings* *of the Eighth
International Conference on Teaching Statistics*, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Voorburg, The Netherlands: International Statistical
Institute. http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/icots8/ICOTS8_3G3_LESSER.pdf
or http://iase-web.org/documents/papers/icots8/ICOTS8_3G3_LESSER.pdf

Lesser, L. (2010). The
Necessity of Equity in Teaching Statistics. *Philosophy
of Mathematics Education Journal*, no. 25. http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome25/index.html,
8 pp.

Lesser,
L. (2010). An Ethnomathematics Spin on Statistics
Class. *Notices of the North American
Study Group in Ethnomathematics* (*NASGEm** News*), *3*(2), 5-6. http://nasgem.rpi.edu/files/2055/

Lesser, L. & Winsor,
M. (2009). English Language Learners in Introductory Statistics: Lessons
Learned from an Exploratory Case Study of Two Pre-Service Teachers. ** Statistics
Education Research Journal**,

Lesser, L. (2009). Equity, Social Justice,
and the Mission of TODOS: Connections and Motivations. *Teaching for Excellence
and Equity in Mathematics*, *1*(1), 22-27. http://www.todos-math.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=53246&orgId=toma.
A virtually-final version of the article is at http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/TEEM2009LesserArticle.pdf.
[this is an enhanced version of my piece in the fall 2008 *Noticias** de TODOS: News from TODOS Mathematics for All*, *4*(2), 7-9.]

Lesser, L. (2009). Social Justice, Gender
Equity, and Service Learning in Statistics Education: Lessons Learned from the
DOE-Funded Project ACE (ACtion for Equity). *Proceedings
of the 2008 Joint
Statistical Meetings, Section
on Statistical Education*, pp. 424-431. Alexandria, VA: American
Statistical Association*.* [ISBN: 978-0-9791747-5-9] https://www.amstat.org/membersonly/proceedings/papers/300471.pdf

Lesser, L. (2008). Reunion of Broken Parts:
Experiencing Diversity in Algebra. In Portia C. Elliott and Cynthia M. Elliott
Garnett (Eds.), *Getting into the
mathematics conversation: Valuing communication in mathematics classrooms* (pp. 99-107). Reston, VA: National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics.
[competitively selected republication of paper from January 2000 *Mathematics
Teacher, 93*(1), 62-67, http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2000-01-62a&from=B,
which in turn yielded my appearance as the featured guest on show #123
of "Math
Medley", an hour-long talk-radio call-in show and a
spin-off activity published in the
Fall 2007 issue of *Teaching Tolerance* (No. 32, p. 15)
called Using
‘Objects’ to Object to Objectification.]

Lesser, L. (2007). Critical
Values and Transforming Data: Teaching Statistics with Social Justice. *Journal
of Statistics Education*,* 15*(1),
1-21. https://ww2.amstat.org/publications/jse/v15n1/lesser.pdf
(also,
see related invited national webinars at https://www.causeweb.org/cause/webinar/teaching/2007-07/
and http://magazine.amstat.org/videos/education_webinars/UsingSocialJusticeExamples.wmv; this paper was also selected for a 9-organization
international 2016-17 webinar/readings series on equity and social justice in
mathematics education: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2DzSqr8u5GeYlUtdnpvZHNZXzA/view ]

Lesser, L. (2006). Book of Numbers: Exploring Jewish
Mathematics and Culture at a Jewish High School. *Journal of
Mathematics and Culture, 1*(1),
8-31. [first juried
comprehensive article on Jewish culturally relevant mathematics] http://nasgem.rpi.edu/files/1466
or https://journalofmathematicsandculture.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/exploring-jewish-mathematics.pdf

Lesser, L. & Blake,
S. (2006). Mathematical Power: Exploring
Critical Pedagogy in Mathematics and Statistics. Refereed chapter in C. Rossatto,
R.L. Allen, M. Pruyn (Eds.) *Re-inventing
Critical Pedagogy: Widening the Circle of Anti-Oppression Education*,
pp. 159-173. New York: Rowman &
Littlefield. ISBN 0-7425-3887-7;
0-7425-3888-5. This particular chapter
received the highest and most specific **critical praise** in a review of
the whole book in the June 2007 issue of *Choice*. Also, a version of this paper was
independently selected with permission for publication in the May 2007 *J. for Critical Education Policy Studies*: http://www.jceps.com/index.php?pageID=article&articleID=94

Lesser, L. (2006). Critical Values:
Connecting Ethics, Service Learning, and Social Justice to Lift Our World. *Proceedings of the 2005 Joint Statistical
Meetings*, Section on Statistical Education [pp. 2269-2271 in CD-ROM].
Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. http://www.amstat.org/committees/ethics/linksdir/Jsm2005Lesser.pdf
or http://www.statlit.org/PDF/2005LesserASA.pdf

Lesser, L. & Nordenhaug,
E. (2004). Ethical
Statistics and Statistical Ethics: Making an Interdisciplinary Module,
*Journal of Statistics Education*, *12*(3),
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v12n3/lesser.html.
[**first** juried comprehensive article on philosophical ethics and
statistics education]

Lesser, L. (2002). Ethical
Statistics and Statistical Ethics: The Experience of Creating an
Interdisciplinary Module. *Proceedings of the 2001Joint
Statistical Meetings*, Section on Statistical Education [5 pages in CD-ROM].
Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. http://www.amstat.org/committees/ethics/linksdir/Jsm2001Lesser.pdf

**MISCELLANEOUS**

Lesser,
L. (July 2013). Learning about learning: Moving beyond a teacher-centered
approach. *International Journal for the
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning*, *7*(2),
1-2.

http://w3.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/v7n2/readers_response/LesserResponse/index.html

Lesser,
L. (2013). Poetic Reactions*. Journal of
Humanistic Mathematics, 3*(1),* *156-161.
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol3/iss1/13/

Lesser, L. (2010). Confounded. *The Mathematical Intelligencer,
32*(4), 53. (the print issue appeared
Dec. 2010 and since Feb. 2010, it’s been online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/387514r978586377/fulltext.pdf;
poem includes my reported smallest nonzero dataset that yields Simpson’s
paradox from)

Lesser, L. (2009). Denominator. *Journal of
the Association of Mexican American Educators*, *3*(1), 60-61. (issue is also
electronically posted at http://amaejournal.asu.edu/index.php/amae/issue/view/11)

Lesser, L. (2008).
Update on Texas College Readiness Standards in Mathematics, *P-16
Initiatives*, *1*(2), 1-2. http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/CollegeReadiness/Newsletters/Lesser_1_2.pdf

Lesser, L. & Linda
Gann (2008). *Texas Mathematics
Teacher, 55*(2), 15. http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2000s/TMT_2008_Fall.pdf
has the full issue.

Lesser, L. (2007). Teaching Time Savers:
Modular Curriculum Files. MAA *Focus*,
*27*(7), 5. The issue is at http://www.maa.org/pubs/october07web.pdf [column is also at *MAAOnline*:
http://www.maa.org/features/102007timesavers.html]

Garfield,
J., Zieffler,
A., delMas,
R., Chance, B., Hilton, S., & Lesser, L. (2007). Practical Issues in Conducting
Statistics Education Research. *2006 Proceedings of the American Statistical
Association, Section on Statistical Education*, pp. 2295-2297. Alexandria,
VA: ASA. http://www.causeweb.org/research/gettingstarted/JSM%202006%20panel%20paper.pdf

Lesser, L. (2005 –
present). Mathematics outreach radio
scripts (5 so far) written for the Centennial
Museum’s Desert
Diary program, aired on KTEP 88.5 FM,
and archived at http://museum2.utep.edu/archive/math/indexmath.htm.

Blake,
S. & Lesser, L. (2006). Exploring the
Relationship Between Academic Self-Efficacy and Middle School Students’
Performance on a High-Stakes Mathematics Test. In Alatorre, S., Cortina, J. L., Sáiz,
M. and Méndez, A. (Eds.), *Proceedings
of the 28 ^{th} annual meeting of the North
American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics
Education*, Mérida, México: Universidad Pedagógica
Nacional, Vol. 2, pp. 655-656. http://www.pmena.org/2006/cd/TEACHER%20EDUCATION%20-INSERVICE/TEACHER%20EDUCATION%20-INSERVICE-0010.pdf

Lesser, L. (2001). Discussion of Jim Banning
Presentation "Using Photographs as Qualitative Data to Promote
Organizational Change: An Interpretivist View". (second author: K.
Fahey). In K. Fahey, J. Richter, L. Lesser, D. Schnelker,
and S. Omdal (Eds.), *Transitions in Qualitative
Inquiry: Preparing for a New Century of Research: Proceedings of 1998-1999
Qualitative Research Seminar Series at University of Northern Colorado*, pp.
27-30. College Park, MD: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
(ED 445086).
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED445086&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=eric_accno&accno=ED445086

Lesser, L. (1999). Technology, Standards and
Statistics: Lessons Learned from ETIP [Educational Technology Improvement
Project]. In Gail Goodell (Ed.), *Proceedings of the Tenth Annual
International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics*, pp.
260-262. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Longman.

Lesser, L.
(1998). Technology-Rich Standards-Based Statistics: Improving Introductory
Statistics at the College Level. *Technological
Horizons in Education Journal*, *25*(7), 54-57. http://thejournal.com/Articles/1998/02/01/TechnologyRich-StandardsBased-Statistics-Improving-Introductory-Statistics-at-the-College-Level.aspx

Lesser, L. (1998). Richard Von Mises. In
Donald R. Franceschetti (Ed.), *Biographical
Encyclopedia of Mathematicians*, pp. 371-374. New York: Marshall
Cavendish Corp.

My 100+ **presentations** at *national/international*
conferences include the International Conference on Teaching Statistics, the
United States Conference on Teaching Statistics, International Conference on
Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Mathematical
Association of America (winter & summer meetings), North
American chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Association for Research in
Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Joint Statistical Meetings (American Statistical Association), International Conference on
Education, Labor & Emancipation, Conference on Math Education and
Social Justice, Lineae Terrarum: International Borders
Conference, Association of Mathematics Teacher
Educators, National
Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Working Class/Poverty Class Academics
Conference, the Sun
Conference on Teaching and Learning, the Advanced Placement Conference,
Research Council on Mathematics Learning,
and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Presession. The
most exotic place I’ve presented was probably Marrakesh, Morocco, where my 1994
ICOTS talk was translated in real time over headphones into French (a runner-up
was when I gave an invited paper at 2010 ICOTS
in Slovenia). I have given invited featured presentations at national
meetings (e.g., the Opening Banquet
speaker for Mathematical Association of America’s
MathFest 2008, which yielded a
standing ovation from its 385 attendees) as well as at numerous local and
regional meetings (e.g., the opening plenary session for an SRO audience of 800
at the 2009 NCTM Regional Conference in Nashville). I’ve given 50+ presentations (including 9
plenary/keynote talks) at *regional/statewide* conferences (including
United States Conference on Teaching Statistics, Western Statistics Teachers'
Conference, Georgia Mathematics Conference, California Mathematics Council
Community Colleges South, Regional National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics conferences, Conference for the
Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, Bilingual Educators Emphasizing and
Mastering Standards conference, Mathematical Association
of America, and Teachers Teaching with Technology, and the Charles A. Dana Center’s Annual
Mathematics and Science Higher Education Conference). I have
also given invited talks at schools and universities in over a dozen states and
overseas (e.g., the Technion in Haifa, Israel). During my time at
AASU, I also gave several university-wide presentations (e.g., President's Symposium on
Teaching and Learning, Robert Ingram Strozier Faculty
Lecture Series, Scholarship
of Teaching RoundTable, Women's
Studies Conference). Overall,
my presentations have spanned many areas/topics, including: mentoring new
teachers, education outreach, mathematics and music/song,
mathematics/statistics and philosophy (including ethics), mathematics history,
multiculturalism/diversity/gender equity, using the Internet, using mass media,
standards-based mathematics and technology, assessment, goals of statistics
education, algebraic reasoning in statistics, line of fit, student-collected
data, capture/recapture methods, mathematics and science connections, careers
in statistics, constructivism, misconceptions, counterintuitive examples,
collaborative learning, qualitative research, algebra reform, conceptual understanding
of functions, and multiple representations.

Go to my Background page by clicking *HERE*; go to my homepage by clicking *HERE*.

**overall
list of papers ( not broken down by categories as above)**

Angelica Monárrez
(doctoral student), Lorena Galvan (master’s student), A. Wagler, & L.
Lesser (in press). Range of meanings: A sequential mixed methods study of how
English language learners encounter assessment items on descriptive statistics,
*Journal of Statistics Education*

Leigh M. Harrell-Williams, Jennifer
Lovett, M. Alejandra Sorto, Rebecca L. Pierce,
Lawrence M. Lesser, Teri J. Murphy (2018). Using the SETS Level A Items to Classify pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy to
teach statistics: An application of the mixture Rasch
model. [refereed contributed paper] In M.A. Sorto (Ed.), *Proceedings of the Tenth International
Conference on Teaching Statistics* (ICOTS10, July 2018), Kyoto, Japan. https://iase-web.org/icots/10/proceedings/pdfs/ICOTS10_C220.pdf

Lesser, L. (2018). Modulating
misconceptions by musical means. *Teaching
Statistics, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/test.12157
*

An, S., Tillman, D., &
Lesser, L. (2018). The hidden musicality of math class: A transdisciplinary
approach to mathematics education. In Limin Jao & Nenad Radakovic (Eds.), *Transdisciplinarity** in
mathematics education: Blurring disciplinary boundaries* (pp. 25-46). New York: Springer.

Wagler, A., & Lesser,
L. (2018). Evaluation of theoretical and empirical characteristics of the
Communication, Language And Statistics
(CLASS) survey. *Statistics Education Research Journal, 17*(1), 141-164. https://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ17(1)_Wagler.pdf

Leigh M.
Harrell-Williams, Jennifer Lovett, M. Alejandra Sorto,
Rebecca L. Pierce, Lawrence M. Lesser, Hollylynne
Lee, Teri J. Murphy (proposal accepted to submit chapter in 2018 for
2019 book). Measuring Self-efficacy to Teach Statistics in Grades
6-12 Mathematics Teachers. In Jonathan David Bostic, Erin Krupa,
& Jeff Shih (Eds.), *Assessment in Mathematics Education
Contexts: Theoretical Frameworks and New Directions*. New York:
Routledge.

Harrell-Williams, L.M.; Lovett, J.N.; Lee, H.S.; Pierce, R.L.,
Lesser, L.M., & Sorto, M.A. (in press).
Validation of scores from the high school version of the Self-Efficacy to Teach
Statistics (SETS-HS) instrument using preservice mathematics teachers. *Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, *http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0734282917735151

Lesser, L. (2017). Finding
center: Towards increasing clarity and reducing anxiety in statistics class. *Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences*,
*22*(1), 42-58. https://www.oak.edu/academics/school-arts-sciences/journal-liberal-arts-sciences

Mocko, M.,
Lesser, L., Wagler, A., & Francis, W. (2017). Assessing effectiveness of
mnemonics for tertiary students in a hybrid introductory statistics course. *Journal of Statistics Education*,* 25*(1), 2-11. http://tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10691898.2017.1294879?needAccess=true

Lesser, L.
(2017). Moving between inner and outer worlds. *Journal of Humanistic
Mathematics*, *7*(1), 275-284. http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol7/iss1/21/

Lesser, J.B.[high school student working in UTEP lab], Tillman, D.A., Lesser,
L.M., & An, S.A. (Dec. 2016). Internship experience in an educational
technology laboratory: Autoethnography of an
eighth-grade student-researcher. *Journal of Mathematics Education*, *9*(2),
109-118. http://educationforatoz.com/images/2016_Commentary_5.pdf

Lesser, L. (2016). More
Statistics Education Literature on Analogies [Letter to the Editor]. *The American Statistician*, *70*(4), 434.

Lesser, L., Wagler, A., &
Salazar, B.* (Nov. 2016). Flipping between languages? An exploratory analysis
of the usage by Spanish-speaking English language learner tertiary students of
a bilingual probability applet. *Statistics
Education Research Journal*, *15*(2),
145-168. http://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ15(2)_Lesser.pdf

Lesser, L. (2007 – present).
Features where a real-life or mass media artifact is accompanied by
classroom-ready questions, including *Mathematics
Teacher* “Mathematical Lens” (Slippery
Slopes in Sept. 2008 issue), *Mathematics
Teaching in the Middle School* “Cartoon Corner” (A
Round This Date in Time; Pizza Pi, Anyone? in March 2007), *Texas Mathematics Teacher* (Find
the mathematics in a flower in Spring 2013), and *Mathematics Teacher* “Media Clips” (Stature of
Salary: Raised Expectations or a Tall Tale? in Oct. 2016, Normally
Speaking in Feb. 2015, Lottery Lunacy
in Sept. 2012, The
High School Weirdness Factor in Mar. 2010, Imperfect Storm
in April 2009, Easy
Angle Finder in Oct. 2008, Safe
Havens graph in May 2008, Predicting
Rain in Sept. 2007).

Lesser, L., &
Wagler, A. (2016). Mathematics, statistics, and (Jewish) culture: Reflections
on connections. *Journal of Mathematics
and Culture, 10*(2), 127-156. https://journalofmathematicsandculture.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/lesser-final-august.pdf

Lesser, L.M., Pearl, D.K., & Weber, J.J.
(2016). Assessing fun items’ effectiveness in increasing learning of college
introductory statistics students: Results of a randomized experiment.*Journal of Statistics Education*, *24*(2), 54-62.

http://tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10691898.2016.1190190?needAccess=true

Lesser, L., An,
S., & Tillman, D. A. (2016). The use of song to open an educational development
workshop: Exploratory analysis and reflection. *To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development, 35*(2),
284-302. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tia2.20047/full

An, S. A., Zhang, M., Tillman, D.,
Lesser, L., Siemssen, A. & Tinajero,
J. (2016). Learning to teach music-themed mathematics: An examination of
preservice teachers’ beliefs about developing and implementing
interdisciplinary mathematics pedagogy. *Mathematics Teacher Education
and Development, 18*(1), 20-36.* * http://www.merga.net.au/ojs/index.php/mted/article/view/273

Lesser, L. &
Wagler, A. (April 2016). Tools for assessing readability of statistics teaching
materials. *Journal of Computers in
Mathematics and Science Teaching*, *35*(2),
153-171. https://www.learntechlib.org/p/150682/

Lesser, L. (2016;
Winter 2015-2016). Sounding off on stereotypes. *Noticias** de TODOS: News from TODOS Mathematics for ALL*, *11*(2), 1-3. http://www.todos-math.org/assets/documents/noticias/noticiasv11n2winter2015.pdf

issues in
2015-2016 of *The Mini Page* (a weekly syndicated feature in
500+ newspapers with 20 million readers) on topics of Mobius
strips, math
& music, and statistics
polls

Lesser, L. (2015).
‘American Pi’: The Story of a Song about Pi. *Journal of Mathematics Education, 8*(2), 158-168. http://educationforatoz.com/images/2015_Larry_Lesser.pdf

Lesser,
L. (2015). Learning language: A mathematics educator’s reflection on empathy
and privilege. *Teaching for Excellence
and Equity in Mathematics*, *6*(1),
25-32.

Lesser, L.M. &
Reyes, R. (2015, June). Student Reactions to the Integration of Fun Material in
a High-Anxiety Subject: A Case Study in the Teaching of College
Introductory Statistics. *Transformative
Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal*, *8*(1), 1-19.

Harrell-Williams, L.; Sorto, M.A.; Pierce, R.; Lesser, L.M., &
Murphy, T.J. (2015). Identifying
Statistical Concepts Associated with High and Low Levels of Self-Efficacy to
Teach Statistics in Middle Grades, *Journal
of Statistics Education, 23*(1), 1-20. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v23n1/harrell-williams.pdf

Wagler,
A., Lesser, L., González, A., & Leal, L. (2015). Assessing the lexico-grammatical characteristics of a corpus of
college-level statistics textbooks: Implications for instruction and practice. *The Journal of Technical Writing and
Communication, 45*(1), 31-56. http://jtw.sagepub.com/content/45/1/31.full.pdf+html

Lesser,
L. (2014). Mathematical lyrics: Noteworthy endeavours
in education. *Journal of Mathematics and
the Arts, 8*(1-2), 46-53. * ***DOI:**10.1080/17513472.2014.950833 (*update*:
in May 2016, a special “cartoon abstract” of this
paper was published and the full published paper made available to all)

Lesser,
L., Wagler, A., & Abormegah, P. (2014). Finding a happy median: Another
balance representation for measures of center, *Journal of Statistics Education*, *22*(3), 1-27. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v22n3/lesser.pdf
[see related webinar at https://www.causeweb.org/webinar/jse/2015-03/2015-03-18.mp4
]

Wagler, A. &
Lesser, L. (2014). Assessing Dimensionality of the Communication, Language And
Statistics Survey: A Multi-Group Analysis with Introductory Statistics Students
Near the US-Mexico Border. In K. Makar, B. de Sousa, & R. Gould (Eds.),

Harrell-Williams, L.;
Sorto, M.A.; Pierce, R.; Lesser, L.M., Murphy, T.J. (2014). “Using the
SETS Instruments to Investigate Sources of Variation in Levels of Pre-service
Teacher Efficacy to Teach Statistics”. In K. Makar, B. de Sousa, & R. Gould
(Eds.),

Lesser, L., Pearl,
D., Reyes, R., Weber, J. (2014). Preliminary Results of the Effects and Roles of
Fun in Introductory Statistics Classes, poster abstract. In K. Makar, B. de
Sousa, & R. Gould (Eds.),

Lesser, L., Pearl, D., Reyes, R., Weber, J. (2014). Bridging the
Disciplines with Fun: Resources and Research, archived paper, 2^{nd}
Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics, https://www.causeweb.org/ecots/ecots14/32/. (followup panel discussion: https://www.causeweb.org/ecots/ecots14/51/
)

Lesser, L. (2014).
Teaching statistics for engagement beyond classroom walls, *invited* paper,. In K. Makar, B. de Sousa, & R. Gould (Eds.),

Lesser,
L. (June 2014). Overcoming statistical anxiety and being successful in data
analysis. In Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw
& Lucinda S. Spaulding (Eds.), *Navigating
the doctoral journey: A handbook of strategies for success* (pp. 65-75).
Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Lesser,
L. (April 2014) Staring down stereotypes. *Mathematics
Teacher*, *107*(8), 568-571. http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=41405

Harrell-Williams,
L.; Sorto, M. A.; Pierce, R. L.; Lesser, L. M.; Murphy, T. J. (Feb. 2014). Validation
of scores from a new measure of pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy to teach
statistics in the middle grades. *Journal
of Psychoeducational Assessment*, *32*(1),
40-50. http://jpa.sagepub.com/content/32/1/40.full.pdf+html

Lesser,
L., Wagler, A., Esquinca, A., & Valenzuela, M. G. (2013). Survey of native
English speakers and Spanish-speaking English language learners in tertiary
introductory statistics. *Statistics
Education Research Journal*, *12*(2),
6-31. http://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ12(2)_Lesser.pdf

Lesser, L.
(2013). Types of average and sampling: ‘Household words’ to dwell on. *Statistics
Education Web: Online Journal of K-12 Statistics Lesson Plans* (pp. 1-12).
[Bronze medal prize-winner in contest sponsored by ASA] http://www.amstat.org/education/stew/pdfs/TypesofAverageandSamplingHouseholdWordstoDwellOn.pdf

Lesser, L. &
Schneider, C. (2013). On the cover: Find the mathematics…in a flower. *Texas Mathematics Teacher*, *60*(1), 1, 11-12. Issue at http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2010s/TMT_2013_Spring.pdf

Lesser,
L. (2013). Exploring (and removing) hesitations to using (thoughtful) fun in
statistics classes. *Proceedings of the
2013 Joint Statistical Meetings, Section on Statistical Education *(pp.
534-536). Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.

Lesser,
L. (2013). Integrating ethics with the teaching of introductory statistics:
Rationale and resources. *Proceedings of
the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings, Section on Statistical Education *(pp.
91-95). Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.

Robertson,
W. & Lesser, L. (July 2013). Scientific skateboarding and mathematical
music: Edutainment that actively engages middle school students. *European Journal of Science and Mathematics
Education*, *1*(2), 60-68. http://www.scimath.net/articles/12/123.pdf

Lesser,
L. (July 2013). Learning about learning: Moving beyond a teacher-centered
approach. *International Journal for the
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning*, *7*(2),
1-2.

http://w3.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/v7n2/readers_response/LesserResponse/index.html

Lesser,
L. (2013). One ‘Mean’ Class. *Statistics
Teacher Network*, no. 81, p. 20. http://www.amstat.org/education/stn/pdfs/STN81.pdf

Lesser,
L. (April 2013). Cultivating empathy for English language learners in
mathematics: A reflection. *Notices of the
North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics*, *6*(1), 3-9. http://nasgem.rpi.edu/files/30203

Lesser,
L.M.; Wall, A.; Carver, R.; Pearl, D.K.; Martin, N.; Kuiper, S.; Posner, M. A.;
Erickson, P.; Liao, S.-M.; Albert, J.; Weber, J.J. (2013). Using fun in the
statistics classroom: An exploratory study of college instructors’ hesitations
and motivations. *Journal of Statistics
Education*, *21*(1), 1-33. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v21n1/lesser.pdf

Lesser,
L. (2013). Letter to the Editor: The odds of academic usage of statistics terms
in everyday contexts such as lotteries. *Journal
of Statistics Education*, *21*(1),
1-5. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v21n1/Lesser_letter.pdf

Lesser,
L. (Winter 2013). Jewish Pi Day: Making a secular subject more Jewish…and more
engaging. *The Jewish Educator: NewCAJE’s Journal of Jewish Education*, 43-47. http://thejewisheducator.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/lesser1.pdf

Lesser,
L. (2013). Poetic Reactions*. Journal of
Humanistic Mathematics, 3*(1),* *156-161.
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol3/iss1/13/

Lesser,
L. (2013). Using context to classify variables. *Teaching Statistics*, *35*(1),
29-31. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2012.00527.x/pdf

Garfunkel, S.; Malkevitch, J.; Lesser, L. M.; Taylor,
A. D.; Conrad, B. P.;
Brams, S. J.; Gallian, J.; Campbell, P.
J.; (2013). *For All Practical Purposes* (9^{th}
ed.). New York: W. H. Freeman and Company
(with COMAP: Consortium for Mathematics and
its Applications). [I had sole
responsibility for the four statistics chapters: pp. 147-282 in the 8^{th} edition and
162-323 in the 9^{th} edition]

Lesser,
L. (2012). Comment by Lesser [on
Hurwitz, S. and Gardenier, J. S. (2012),
"Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice: The First 60 Years and
Beyond," *The American Statistician*,
*66*(2), 99-103], *The American Statistician*, *66*(4),
243.

Lesser, L. & Guthrie, J. (2012). Uncommon
Connections with Common Numerators. *PRIMUS:
Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 22*(8),
634-642. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/upri20/current

Rubel,
L., Driskill, M., and Lesser, L. (October 2012). Decennial Redistricting: Rich
Mathematics in Context. *Mathematics
Teacher, 106*(3), 206-211. http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=34455

Lesser,
L. (Sept. 2012). Lottery Lunacy [Media Clips]. *Mathematics Teacher*, *106*(2),
93-94. http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=33965

Lesser, L. (2012). Three Mathematical Lyrics. *Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*, *2*(1), 104-106. http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol2/iss1/9/

Lesser, L. (2012). High-Speed Hypotheses! *Teaching
Statistics*, *34*(1), 10-12. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2010.00447.x/abstract

Lesser,
L. (2011). Low-Tech, Low-Cost, High-Gain, Real-Time Assessment? It’s all in the
cards, easy as ABCD! *Texas Mathematics Teacher*, *58*(2), 18-22. http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/LesserABCDcardsTMTpaper.pdf
or

http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2010s/TMT_2011_Fall.pdf or http://cetalweb.utep.edu/docs/LesserABCDcardsTMTpaper.pdf.pdf

Wagler, A. E., and Lesser, L. M. (2011).
Teaching statistics to culturally and linguistically diverse students. *Proceedings of the 2011 Joint Statistical
Meetings, Section on Statistical Education* (pp. 821-830). https://www.amstat.org/membersonly/proceedings/2011/papers/300678_65313.pdf
or http://www.statlit.org/pdf/2011Wagler-Lesser-JSM.pdf

Lesser, L. M. (2011) Making statistics
memorable: New mnemonics and motivations. *Proceedings
of the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings, Section on Statistical Education*
(pp. 1118-1124). https://www.amstat.org/membersonly/proceedings/2011/papers/300805_65461.pdf
or http://www.statlit.org/pdf/2011Lesser-JSM.pdf

*Journal
of Statistics Education*, *19*(3),
1-29. https://ww2.amstat.org/publications/jse/v19n3/lesser.pdf
. This paper won the **Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award** at the 2012
International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning** **and yielded an** **invited
national webinar archived at https://www.causeweb.org/cause/webinar/activity/2012-01/
.

Lesser, L. (2011). Letter to the Editor:
Further Comments and Conceptualizations Regarding the Mean. *Journal of Statistics Education*, *19*(3), 1-3. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v19n3/lesser_letter.pdf

Sorto,
M. A., White, A., & Lesser, L. (2011). Understanding Student Attempts to
Find a Line of Fit. *Teaching Statistics,
33*(2), 49-52. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2010.00458.x/pdf [translated into German and published in 2012
as "Wie finden Studierende
eine Ausgleichsgerade?"
in *Stochastik** in der Schule*, *32*(1), 28-31.]

Lesser, L. (2011). On the use of mnemonics for
teaching statistics. *Model Assisted
Statistics and Applications*, *6*(2),
151-160. http://iospress.metapress.com/content/4110606635520345/?p=4d340e1a1f35435f85f00f5d80bdc882&pi=8

Lesser, L. (2011). Supporting Learners of
Varying Levels of English Proficiency. *Statistics
Teacher Network*, 77, 2-5. http://www.amstat.org/education/stn/pdfs/STN77.pdf

Lesser, L. (2011). Simple Datasets for
Distinct Basic Summary Statistics. *Teaching Statistics, 33*(1), 9-11. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2009.00408.x/full

Lesser, L. (2010). Sizing Up Class Size: A
Deeper Classroom Investigation of Central Tendency. *Mathematics Teacher*, *103*(5),
376-380. http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2009-12-376a&from=B

Lesser, L. (2010). Confounded. *The Mathematical Intelligencer,
32*(4), p. 53. (the print issue
appeared Dec. 2010 and since Feb. 2010, it’s been online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/387514r978586377/fulltext.pdf;
poem includes my reported smallest nonzero dataset that yields Simpson’s
paradox from)

M. Alejandra Sorto,
Leigh M. Harrell, Rebecca
L. Pierce, Teri J.
Murphy, Felicity
B. Enders, & Lawrence M. Lesser (2010). Experts’ Perceptions in Linking
GAISE Guidelines to the Self-Efficacy to Teach Statistics Instrument.* **Proceedings
of the 2010 Joint
Statistical Meetings, Section
on Statistical Education* (pp. 4289-4294). Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association*.*

Sorto, M. A., & Lesser, L. M. (2010).
Towards Measuring Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Statistics:
Middle School Teachers Using Graphing Calculators. *Proceedings of the 2009
IASE Satellite Conference on Next Steps in Statistics Education* (8 pp.).
Durban, South Africa. http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/sat09/5_1.pdf] [refereed paper, 12.5% acceptance rate]

Lesser, L. (2010; 6-page paper was invited as
well as refereed). Equity
and the increasingly diverse tertiary student population: challenges and
opportunities in statistics education. In C. Reading (Ed.), *Data and context in statistics education:
Towards an evidence-based society.* *Proceedings*
*of the Eighth International Conference on
Teaching Statistics*, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Voorburg,
The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute. (see left-hand sidebar of
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications.php)
or http://iase-web.org/documents/papers/icots8/ICOTS8_3G3_LESSER.pdf

Lesser, L. (2010). The
Necessity of Equity in Teaching Statistics. *Philosophy
of Mathematics Education Journal*, no. 25. http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome25/index.html,
8 pp.

Lesser,
L. (2010). An Ethnomathematics Spin on Statistics
Class. *Notices of the North American
Study Group in Ethnomathematics* (*NASGEm** News*), *3*(2), 5-6. http://nasgem.rpi.edu/files/2055/

Lesser, L. M. (2010). Opening Intentions. *The Teaching Professor, 24*(9), p. 4.
http://www.magnapubs.com/newsletter/issue/1223/
[*TTP* is the most widely-read
pedagogical periodical for professors in North America; this piece was reprised
in 2014 in *Faculty Focus*: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/opening-intentions-first-day-class/
]

Lesser, L. (2009). Denominator. *Journal of
the Association of Mexican American Educators*, *3*(1), 60-61. (issue is also
electronically posted at http://amaejournal.asu.edu/index.php/amae/issue/view/11)

Lesser, L. M. & Glickman, Mark E. (2009).
Using Magic in the Teaching of Probability and Statistics. *Model Assisted Statistics and Applications*, *4*(4), 265-274. [the first juried comprehensive article on
the use of magic in the statistics classroom]
Also available online at: http://iospress.metapress.com/content/j730w4777h667125/.

Winsor,
M., & Lesser, L. (2009).
Mathematical Explorations: Hot Wheels. *Mathematics Teaching in the Middle
School, 15 *(4), 239-243. http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MTMS2009-11-239a&from=B [was independently selected for republication
as the featured article of the spring 2010 issue of the refereed journal *Texas Mathematics Teacher]*

Garfunkel,
Solomon; Malkevitch, Joseph; Lesser,
Lawrence M.; Moore, David S.;
Taylor, Alan D.;
Conrad, Bruce P.; Brams, Steven J.;
Gallian, Joseph;
Campbell, Paul J.; (2009). ** For All Practical Purposes 8^{th} ed **(http://bcs.whfreeman.com/fapp8e/).
New York: W. H. Freeman and
Company (with COMAP: Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications). For this major revision of the 23-chapter
book, I had sole responsibility for the 4 statistics chapters, pp. 149-282;
this is the top-selling applied math-for-liberal-arts textbook). http://books.google.com/books?id=fdV7BOQ4I10C&pg=PP1&dq=inauthor:%22Lawrence+M.+Lesser%22&cd=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false
has a preview.

Lesser, L. & Winsor,
M. (2009). English Language Learners in Introductory Statistics: Lessons
Learned from an Exploratory Case Study of Two Pre-Service Teachers. ** Statistics
Education Research Journal**,

Lesser, L. (2009). Equity, Social Justice, and
the Mission of TODOS: Connections and Motivations. *Teaching for Excellence
and Equity in Mathematics*, *1*(1), 22-27. http://www.todos-math.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=53246&orgId=toma.
A virtually-final version of the article is at http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/TEEM2009LesserArticle.pdf.
[this is an enhanced version of my piece in the fall 2008 *Noticias** de TODOS: News from TODOS Mathematics for All*, *4*(2), 7-9.]

Lesser, L. (2009). Social Justice, Gender
Equity, and Service Learning in Statistics Education: Lessons Learned from the
DOE-Funded Project ACE (ACtion for Equity). *Proceedings
of the 2008 Joint
Statistical Meetings, Section
on Statistical Education*, pp. 424-431. Alexandria, VA: American
Statistical Association*.* [ISBN: 978-0-9791747-5-9] https://www.amstat.org/membersonly/proceedings/papers/300471.pdf

Leigh M. Harrell, Rebecca
L. Pierce, Alejandra
Sorto, Teri J.
Murphy, Lawrence M. Lesser, & Felicity
B. Enders (2009). On the Importance and
Measurement of Pre-Service Teachers’ Efficacy to Teach Statistics: Results and
Lessons Learned from the Development and Testing of a GAISE-based Instrument.*
**Proceedings of the 2009
Joint Statistical Meetings, Section
on Statistical Education* (pp. 3396-3403). Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association*.* http://www.statlit.org/pdf/2009HarrellEtAlASA.pdf

Lesser, L. & Groth, Randall (2009). Technological
Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Statistics. In Joanne Foster (Ed.), *CD-ROM
Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual International Conference on Technology in
Collegiate Mathematics*, pp. 148-152. Boston: Pearson. ISBN 0-321-64488-3 [Reprint available in the *Electronic
Proceedings of the 20 ^{th} Annual ICTCM*: http://archives.math.utk.edu/ICTCM/i/20/S118.html]

Tchoshanov,
M., Lesser, L., & Salazar, J. (2008). Teacher Knowledge
and Student Achievement: Revealing Patterns. *NCSM *[National Council of
Supervisors of Mathematics]* Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, 10*(2),*
*38-48. The issue is at http://www.mathedleadership.org/docs/resources/journals/NCSMJournalVol10Num2.pdf.
(a paper based on this
article and our 6-figure TEA grant with some follow up work was published in
the top-tier mathematics education research journal *Educational Studies in Mathematics*)

Lesser, L. (2008). Reunion of Broken Parts:
Experiencing Diversity in Algebra. In Portia C. Elliott and Cynthia M. Elliott
Garnett (Eds.), *Getting into the
mathematics conversation: Valuing communication in mathematics classrooms* (pp. 99-107). Reston, VA: National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics.
[competitively selected republication of paper from January 2000 *Mathematics
Teacher, 93*(1), 62-67, http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2000-01-62a&from=B,
which in turn yielded my appearance as the featured guest on show #123
of "Math
Medley", an hour-long talk-radio call-in show and a
spin-off activity published in the
Fall 2007 issue of *Teaching Tolerance* (No. 32, p. 15)
called Using
‘Objects’ to Object to Objectification.]

Kosheleva, O., Lesser, L., Munter, J., & Trillo, S. (2008).
Parent Power Nights: A Vehicle for Engaging Adults/Families in Learning
Mathematics. *Adults Learning
Mathematics International Journal, 3*(2b), 36-52. The issue is at http://www.alm-online.net/images/ALM/journals/almij-volume3_2_b_nov2008.pdf.

Lesser, L. & Pearl, D. (2008). Functional Fun in Statistics
Teaching: Resources, Research, and Recommendations. *Journal of Statistics Education*, *16*(3),
1-11. http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v16n3/lesser.pdf
(or http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v16n3/lesser.html)

Lesser, L. (2008).
Even More Fun Learning Stats. *STATS*,
49, pp. 5-8, 19, 27. [issue is at http://www.causeweb.org/stats/STATS_49.pdf
]

Lesser, L. (2008).
Update on Texas College Readiness Standards in Mathematics, *P-16
Initiatives*, *1*(2), 1-2. http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/CollegeReadiness/Newsletters/Lesser_1_2.pdf

Lesser, L. & Linda
Gann (2008). Texas College Readiness Standards in Mathematics. *Texas
Mathematics Teacher, 55*(2), 15. http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2000s/TMT_2008_Fall.pdf
has the full issue.

Lesser, L. (2007). Teaching Time Savers:
Modular Curriculum Files. MAA *Focus*,
*27*(7), 5. The issue is at http://www.maa.org/pubs/october07web.pdf [column is also at *MAAOnline*:
http://www.maa.org/features/102007timesavers.html]

Garfield,
J., Zieffler,
A., delMas,
R., Chance, B., Hilton, S., & Lesser, L. (2007). Practical Issues in Conducting
Statistics Education Research. *2006 Proceedings of the American Statistical
Association, Section on Statistical Education*, pp. 2295-2297. Alexandria,
VA: ASA. http://www.causeweb.org/research/gettingstarted/JSM%202006%20panel%20paper.pdf

Lesser, L. (2007). Learning
Stats is FUN…with the Right Mode. *STATS, *48, pp. 7-11, 21, 26-28. [ [issue is at http://www.causeweb.org/stats/STATS_48.pdf;
also, see related *invited* webinar: http://www.causeweb.org/webinar/teaching/2006-04/]

Lesser, L. (2007). Critical
Values and Transforming Data: Teaching Statistics with Social Justice. *Journal
of Statistics Education*,* 15*(1),
1-21. https://ww2.amstat.org/publications/jse/v15n1/lesser.pdf
(also,
see related invited national webinars at https://www.causeweb.org/cause/webinar/teaching/2007-07/
and http://magazine.amstat.org/videos/education_webinars/UsingSocialJusticeExamples.wmv; this paper was also selected for a 9-organization
international 2016-17 webinar/readings series on equity and social justice in
mathematics education: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2DzSqr8u5GeYlUtdnpvZHNZXzA/view ]

http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2007-01-375a&from=B

Lesser, L. (2007 – present).
Features where a real-life or mass media artifact is accompanied by
classroom-ready questions, including *Mathematics
Teacher* “Mathematical Lens” (Slippery
Slopes in Sept. 2008 issue), *Mathematics
Teaching in the Middle School* “Cartoon Corner” (A
Round This Date in Time; Pizza Pi, Anyone? in March 2007), and *Mathematics Teacher* “Media Clips” (The
High School Weirdness Factor in Mar. 2010, Imperfect Storm
in April 2009, Easy
Angle Finder in Oct. 2008, Safe
Havens graph in May 2008, Predicting
Rain in Sept. 2007).

Lesser, L. & Melgoza,
L. (2007). Simple Numbers:
ANOVA Example of Facilitating Student Learning in Statistics. *Teaching Statistics, 29*(3), 102-105. *[this paper won an international development
grant award from the Teaching Statistics Trust]* http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118539718/abstract

Lesser, L. (2006). Engaging the Intuition in
Statistics to Motivate. Juried paper
(also presented at 50^{th} national AP Conference) published on
Advanced Placement Statistics Course Home Page at College Board AP Central. http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/courses/teachers_corner/50025.html

Lesser, L. with
Rayas, L., Trujillo, G., Vargas, A., & Velankar, Y. (2006). Teachers’
Technology Class Continues Discussion of Pitfalls. *Mathematics Teacher, 99*(5),* *340-2*.* http://my.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2006-01-340a&from=B

Lesser, L. & Winsor, M. (2006).
Interactive Representations of the Big Six Trigonometry Functions: Connections
to Geometry and Language. *ON-Math: Online
Journal of School Mathematics*, *5*(1). The issue is at http://my.nctm.org/eresources/tocgraphic.asp?journal_id=6&issue_id=798

Lesser, L. (2006). Discovering (in) the
Discipline: Going Beyond Statistical Literacy to Explore What Helps Students
‘Think Like a Statistician’, *Proceedings of the 2006 International Sun
Conference on Teaching and Learning* (9 pp.). El Paso, TX: University of
Texas at El Paso Center for Teaching and Learning. http://sunconference.utep.edu/SunHome/2006/proceedings2006.html
has the proceedings. http://cetalweb.utep.edu/sun/pastconf/2006/docs/proceedings/Discovering%20in%20the%20Discipline.doc
is the paper

Lesser, L. & Tchoshanov, M. (2006). Evidence-Based
Professional Development Partnership with Middle Schools to Improve Student
Test Achievement. In Alatorre, S., Cortina,
J.L., Sáiz, M. and Méndez, A. (Eds.), *Proceedings of the 28 ^{th} annual
meeting of the North American Chapter of the
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*,
Mérida, México: Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Vol.
2, pp. 208-209. http://www.pmena.org/2006/cd/ASSESSMENT/ASSESSMENT-0008.pdf

Lesser, L. (2006). Book of Numbers: Exploring Jewish
Mathematics and Culture at a Jewish High School. *Journal of
Mathematics and Culture, 1*(1),
8-31. [first juried comprehensive
article on Jewish culturally relevant mathematics] http://nasgem.rpi.edu/files/1466
or https://journalofmathematicsandculture.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/exploring-jewish-mathematics.pdf

Lesser, L. & Blake,
S. (2006). Mathematical Power: Exploring
Critical Pedagogy in Mathematics and Statistics. Refereed chapter in C. Rossatto,
R.L. Allen, M. Pruyn (Eds.) *Re-inventing
Critical Pedagogy: Widening the Circle of Anti-Oppression Education*,
pp. 159-173. New York: Rowman &
Littlefield. ISBN
0-7425-3887-7; 0-7425-3888-5. This
particular chapter received the highest and most specific **critical praise**
in a review of the whole book in the June 2007 issue of *Choice*. Also, a version of this paper was
independently selected with permission for publication in the May 2007 *J. for Critical Education Policy Studies*: http://www.jceps.com/index.php?pageID=article&articleID=94

Lesser, L. (2006). Critical Values: Connecting
Ethics, Service Learning, and Social Justice to Lift Our World. *Proceedings of the 2005 Joint Statistical
Meetings*, Section on Statistical Education [pp. 2269-2271 in CD-ROM].
Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. http://www.amstat.org/committees/ethics/linksdir/Jsm2005Lesser.pdf
or http://www.statlit.org/PDF/2005LesserASA.pdf

Lesser, L. & Tchoshanov, M. (2006). Selecting
Representations. *Texas
Mathematics Teacher, 53(2)*, 20-26. [the issue is also available online at http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2000s/TMT_2006_Fall.pdf]

Lesser, L. & Winsor, M. (2006). Notes from
the Field: Emerging Strategies to Address Needs on the Border. *Noticias** de TODOS: News from TODOS Mathematics for
All*, *2*(1), pp. 1-3.

Lesser, L. (2005 –
present). Mathematics outreach radio
scripts (5 so far) written for the Centennial
Museum’s Desert
Diary program, aired on KTEP 88.5 FM,
and archived at http://museum2.utep.edu/archive/math/indexmath.htm.

Blake,
S. & Lesser, L. (2006). Exploring the
Relationship Between Academic Self-Efficacy and Middle School Students’
Performance on a High-Stakes Mathematics Test. In Alatorre, S., Cortina, J. L., Sáiz,
M. and Méndez, A. (Eds.), ^{th} annual meeting of the North
American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics
Education

Winsor, M., Lesser, L. Payne,
L., & Grouws,
D. (2006). Real-Time
Traffic Data: A Vehicle for Statistical Exploration. *ON-Math:
Online Journal of School Mathematics*, *4*(1). The issue is at http://www.nctm.org/eresources/tocgraphic.asp?journal_id=6&issue_id=758.

Lesser, L. (2005). Getting
Students to Engage Conceptions as well as Content!, *Proceedings of the 4 ^{th} Sun Conference
on Teaching and Learning* (6 pp.). El Paso, TX: University of Texas at El
Paso Center for Teaching and Learning. http://sunconference.utep.edu/SunHome/2005/proceedings2005.html
has the proceedings;

http://cetalweb.utep.edu/sun/pastconf/2005/docs/proceedings/Engage_Conceptions.doc
is the paper

Lesser, L. & Tchoshanov, M. (2005). The Effect of
Representation and Representational Sequence on Students’ Understanding,
research report. In G. M. Lloyd, M.R.
Wilson, J.L.M. Wilkins, & S.L. Behm (Eds.), *Proceedings of the 27th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the
Psychology of Mathematics Education.* [7 pages on CD-ROM] http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/pmena05.pdf

Lesser, L. (2005). Illumination through Representation: An
Exploration Across the Grades. *Statistics Teacher Network*,
No. 66,
pp. 3-5. http://www.amstat.org/education/stn/pdfs/STN66.pdf

Lesser, L. (2005). “Theory and Practice”
columns in [Association of Mathematics Teacher
Educators] *Connections*:
“Bridging the Potential Divide Between Theory and Practice” (*15(1)*, pp. 10-11 of ) http://www.amte.net/drupal/AMTE_legacy/newsletter/amte_fall05.pdf
and “Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching” (*14(2),* pp. 8-9 of http://www.amte.net/drupal/AMTE_legacy/resources/Mar05.pdf).

Lesser, L. (2005). Further Perspective and Counterexample to
Skewness Rule of Thumb. [Letter
responding to P.T. von Hippel’s “Mean, Median,
and Skew: Correcting a Textbook Rule”, *JSE*, *13*(2)]. *Journal
of Statistics Education*, *13*(3), http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v13n3/lesser_letter.html

Lesser, L. & Nordenhaug,
E. (2004). Ethical
Statistics and Statistical Ethics: Making an Interdisciplinary Module,
*Journal of Statistics Education*, *12*(3),
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v12n3/lesser.html.
[the **first** juried comprehensive article on philosophical ethics and
statistics education]

Lesser, L.
(2004). Comment by Lesser [on Wainer, H. and Brown, L.M. (2004), “Two
Statistical Paradoxes in the Interpretation of Group Differences: Illustrated
with Medical School Admission and Licensing Data”]. *The American Statistician, 58*(4*), *362*.* http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/TASletter.pdf
or http://amstat.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1198/000313004X8254

Lesser, L. (2004). Slices of Pi: Rounding Up
Ideas for Celebrating Pi Day. *Texas
Mathematics Teacher*, *51*(2), 6-11.
[issue is also at http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2000s/TMT_2004_Fall.pdf]

Lesser, L. (2004). Take a Chance by Exploring
the Statistics in Lotteries. *Statistics Teacher Network*
[joint publication of NCTM and ASA], No. 65,
6-7. http://www.amstat.org/education/stn/pdfs/STN65.pdf

Lesser, L. (2003). A Whole Lotto
Education! *Texas Mathematics Teacher*, *50*(2), 12-15. http://www.tctmonline.org/TMT_archive/TMT_2000s/TMT_2003_Fall.pdf

Lesser, L. (2003). Further Comments and
Cautions on Using Humor [Letter responding to H. H., Friedman, L. W., and Amoo, T. (2002) "Using Humor
in the Introductory Statistics Course," *JSE*, *10*(3)]. *Journal of Statistics Education*, *11* (1), http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v11n1/lesser_letter.html

Lesser, L. (2003). Additional Analogies in
Teaching Statistics [Letter responding to Martin, M. A. (2003), "'It’s
like...you know': The Use of Analogies and Heuristics in Teaching Introductory
Statistical Methods," *JSE*, *11*(2)]. *Journal of Statistics Education*, *11*
(3). Published by the American Statistical Association at: http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v11n3/lesser_letter.html

Lesser, L. (2002). Ethical
Statistics and Statistical Ethics: The Experience of Creating an
Interdisciplinary Module. *Proceedings of the 2001Joint
Statistical Meetings*, Section on Statistical Education [5 pages in CD-ROM].
Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. http://www.amstat.org/committees/ethics/linksdir/Jsm2001Lesser.pdf

Lesser, L. (2002). Stat Song Sing-Along!
*STATS*, 33, pp. 16-17. [to be
posted at https://www.causeweb.org/stats/]

Lesser, L. (2002). The Role of
Counterintuitive Examples [Letter responding to Sowey, E. R. (2001) "Striking
Demonstrations in Teaching Statistics", *JSE*,* 9*(1)].
*Journal of Statistics Education*,
*10* (1), http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v10n1/lesser_letter.html.

Lesser, L. (2001). Representations of Reversal: An
Exploration of Simpson's Paradox. In Albert A. Cuoco and
Frances R. Curcio (Eds.), *The Roles of
Representation in School Mathematics*, pp. 129-145 [**chapter of
the juried annual NCTM yearbook**]. Reston, VA: National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics. [listed as the second-most downloaded article in 2006,
2008, and 2009 from the premier statistics literacy website, http://www.statlit.org] http://www.statlit.org/pdf/2001LesserNCTM.pdf

Lesser, L. (2001). Musical Means:
Using Songs in Teaching Statistics, *Teaching Statistics*, *23*(3),
81-85. [first comprehensive article on the use of song in the statistics
classroom]* *http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0141-982x

Lesser, L. (2001). Discussion of Jim Banning
Presentation "Using Photographs as Qualitative Data to Promote
Organizational Change: An Interpretivist View". (second author: K.
Fahey). In K. Fahey, J. Richter, L. Lesser, D. Schnelker,
and S. Omdal (Eds.), *Transitions in Qualitative
Inquiry: Preparing for a New Century of Research: Proceedings of 1998-1999
Qualitative Research Seminar Series at University of Northern Colorado*, pp.
27-30. College Park, MD: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
(ED 445086).
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED445086&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=eric_accno&accno=ED445086

Lesser, L. (2001). Enlightening
the Black Box: Technology Motivating Mathematics. In Przemyslaw Bogacki, Earl D. Fife
and Larry Husch (Eds.), *Electronic Proceedings of the
Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate
Mathematics.* 4pages, http://archives.math.utk.edu/ICTCM/VOL13/C010/paper.pdf

Lesser, L. (2000). Sum of Songs: Making
Mathematics Less Monotone! *Mathematics Teacher, 93*(5), 372-377.
[first comprehensive article on the use of song in the mathematics
classroom] http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT2000-05-372a&from=B

Lesser, L. (1999). Making the Black Box
Transparent. *Mathematics Teacher*, *92*(9), 780-784. http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT1999-12-780a&from=B

Lesser, L. (1999). The 'Ys' and
'Why Nots' of Line of Best Fit. *Teaching Statistics*, *21*(2),
54-55. http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0141-982x

Lesser, L. (1999). Investigating the Role of
Standards-Based Education in a Pre-Service Secondary Math Methods Course. In
Myra L. Powers and Nancy K. Hartley (Eds.), *Promoting Excellence in
Teacher Preparation: Undergraduate Reforms in Mathematics and Science*
[juried monograph for NSF-funded Rocky
Mountain Teacher Education Collaborative, also ERIC ED439089],
pp. 53-64. Ft. Collins, CO: Colorado State University. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/Home.portal;jsessionid=GmLV4TLjJ29vjpM6BC0sqbBgWSYCn7drFKghsMDvbjJQXy6st0Sp!-1626766616?_nfpb=true&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED439089&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&_pageLabel=ERICSearchResult&newSearch=true&rnd=1189529621320&searchtype=keyword

Lesser,
L. (1999). Exploring the Birthday Problem with Spreadsheets. *Mathematics
Teacher*, *92*(5), 407-411. http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?URI=MT1999-05-407a&from=B

Lesser, L. (1999). Technology, Standards and
Statistics: Lessons Learned from ETIP [Educational Technology Improvement
Project]. In Gail Goodell (Ed.), *Proceedings of the Tenth Annual
International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics*, pp.
260-262. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Longman.

Lesser, L.
(1998). Technology-Rich Standards-Based Statistics: Improving Introductory
Statistics at the College Level. *Technological
Horizons in Education Journal*, *25*(7), 54-57. http://thejournal.com/Articles/1998/02/01/TechnologyRich-StandardsBased-Statistics-Improving-Introductory-Statistics-at-the-College-Level.aspx

Lesser, L. (1998). Richard Von Mises. In
Donald R. Franceschetti (Ed.), *Biographical
Encyclopedia of Mathematicians*, pp. 371-374. New York: Marshall
Cavendish Corp.

Lesser, L. (1998). Countering Indifference Using
Counterintuitive Examples. *Teaching
Statistics,* *20*(1), 10-12. [**article later selected by the editors for
republication in Getting the Best from Teaching
Statistics, a collection of the best articles from volumes 15-21**:
http://www.rsscse-edu.org.uk/tsj/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/lesser.pdf];
article also independently selected for translation into Italian for 1998
publication in the journal

Mayes,
R. & Lesser, L. (1998). *ACT in Algebra: Applications, Concepts and
Technology in Learning Algebra *(Preliminary ed.) [college algebra** textbook**]. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill. [ISBN: 0070410933] http://books.google.com/books?id=hBMNAAAACAAJ&dq=inauthor:%22Lawrence+M.+Lesser%22&cd=2

Lesser, L. (1997). Exploring Lotteries with
Excel. *Spreadsheet User*, *4*(2),
4-7.