Dr. Jair   Aguilar

Assistant Professor  

Office: BMAIN 1314
Phone: (956) 882-5769
Email: jair.aguilar@utrgv.edu

Dr. Jair Aguilar

Dr. Aguilar has a BS. in System Information Engineering from the Monterrey Tech, an MBA from the Universidad Regiomontana and a Master in Education from the Monterrey University. He got his PhD. in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education at the University of Texas at Austin, with a concentration in Mathematics.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Problem solving
    • Mathematical Modeling
    • Assessment
    • Achievement Level
  • Education

    • PhD, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, University of Texas - Austin, 2017
    • MEd, Monterrey University, 2009
    • MBA, Regiomontana University, Monterrey, 2006
    • BS, Mathematics and Computer Science, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, 2001
  • Currently Teaching

    EDCI 3334 35 - Math to Elem Stud:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    EDCI 3334 01 - Math to Elem Stud:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks






Selected Presentations


  • Jair Aguilar, Noushin Nouri, and Patricia Ramirez. "The impact of a 15 hours workshop on Hispanic preservice teachers’ attitudes and beliefs toward teaching science," Texas Academy of Science, Midland, TX (March 2018)

  • Noushin Nori, Jair Aguilar, and Patricia Ramirez. "The position of nature of science (NOS) in teacher preparation programs," Texas Academy of Science (TAS), Midland, TX (March 2018)

  • James Telese and Jair Aguilar. "Assessing Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Mathematical Understanding And Problem Solving," Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML), Louisiana (February 2018)

  • Jair Aguilar and Angeles Dominguez. "Empowering underachieving students through Model- Eliciting-Activities: Breaking the stereotype. ," American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio (April 2017)

  • Jair Aguilar. "Jumping the achievement stereotype through model-eliciting activity: a comparison among students at different performance level.," Psychology of Mathematics Education -North American (PME-NA, (November 2016)

  • Jair Aguilar. "Mathematical Modeling with students at different level of performance in the high school level in Mexico," Reunión Latinoamericana de Matemática Educativa (RELME), Monterrey, Mexico (June 2016)

  • Jair Aguilar. "Modeling through Model-Eliciting Activities: a comparison among students at different achievement levels," Texas Academy of Science (TAS), Junction, TX (April 2016)

  • Jair Aguilar and Mann Michelle. "Esperanza's Persistence in the Face of Adversity.," National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA (April 2015)

  • Jair Aguilar. "Breaking the rules: when creativity drives students to find an original solution for a model-eliciting activity," Texas Academy of Science (TAS), (March 2015)

  • Jair Aguilar, Michele Mann, and Wan Sin-Lim. "Causal Loop of Intensive Sustainable Professional Development: The Importance of the Relationship Between Facilitators and Teachers and Among Teachers," Texas Science Academy (TAS), Galveston, TX (April 2014)

Current Courses

EDCI 3334 35 - Math to Elem Stud:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDCI 3334 01 - Math to Elem Stud:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses