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
    • Learning through Mix-Reality Simulations
  • Education

    • PhD, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2017
    • MEd, Education, Universidad de Monterrey , 2010
    • MBA, Business Administration (Marketing), La Universidad Regiomontana , 2006
    • BS, Information Systems Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 2001
  • Currently Teaching

    UTCH 3303 01 - Project-Based Instruction:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    UTCH 3301 01 - Math and Scie Learning:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    EDCI 3334 23 - Math to Elem Stud:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks






Selected Presentations


  • Jair Aguilar. "The Mathematical Discourse in a Thought Revealing Activity: Case study of the process to obtain a model.," Latin American Meeting of Mathematics Education, Latin American Association of Mathematics Education, Medellin (July 2018)

  • James Telese and Jair Aguilar. "Contextualizing Binomial Multiplication and it is Applications in Problem Solving," Annual Meeting of the Texas Regional Collaborative, Center for STEM Education - The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (June 2018)

  • Jair Aguilar and James Telese. "Productive Talk Moves for Understanding through Virtual Reality: The case of elementary pre-service mathematics teachers – Preliminary Results," TeachLivE, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. (May 2018)

  • 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)

  • Patricia Ramirez, Jair Aguilar, and Noushin Nouri. "The position of nature of science (NOS) in teacher preparation programs in Texas," Texas academy of science, Texas academy of science, 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)

Current Courses

UTCH 3303 01 - Project-Based Instruction:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
UTCH 3301 01 - Math and Scie Learning:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDCI 3334 23 - Math to Elem Stud:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses