John   E.  Bernard  Ph.D.

Professor  

Office: EMAGC 3.106
Phone: (956) 665-3549
Email: john.bernard@utrgv.edu

Dr. John E. Bernard Ph.D.





Selected Publications


  • John Bernard, Olga Ramirez, and Cristina Villalobos. "Using Technology to Determine Factorability or Non-factorability of Quadratic Algebraic Trinomials," Proceedings of the 2017 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), 2017.

  • John Bernard. Modeling Area Measurements of Related Polygons Using Animation and Other Interactive Features with Cabri Geometry II. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006, 2006: 3809-3814.

  • Olga Ramirez, John Bernard, and M. Yazdani. "A CABRI Geometry II Learning Environment and the Teaching of Euclidean Constructions to Hispanic Pre-service Elementary Teachers," Chesapeake, VA: : .), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 , 2005: 3515-3520.

  • Olga Ramirez and John Bernard. "Pascal, Polya, and Dienes: Counting Techniques and Technology," Chesapeake, VA: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 , 2004: 4513-4518.

  • John Bernard and Olga Ramirez. "A Technology Enabled Progressive Differentiation Investigation of Quadrilateral Concepts and Relationships," Chesapeake, VA: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 , 2003: 2950-2953.

  • Olga Ramirez and John Bernard. "Mathematical Modeling of Motion Relationships Captured with a Calculator-Based Ranger," Chesapeake, VA: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 , 2002: 1047-1048.

  • John Bernard. The paper Mathematical Modeling of Motions Captured with a Calculator-Based Ranger published in the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education . 13th International Conference PROCEEDINGS of the SITE 2002 Conference, 2, 2002: 1047-1048.

  • Olga Ramirez and John Bernard. "Technological Tools and Mathematical Guided-Discovery. ," Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001, 2001: 1728-1733.

  • Olga Ramirez, John Bernard, William Heller, Wendy Lawrence-Fowler, "Technological Tools to Enhance Performance in Calculus I," Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).: Proceedings of the 2000 International Conference on Mathematics/Science Education and Technology, 2000: 340-344.

  • Wendy Fowler, Gerald Brazier, John Bernard, William Heller, Roger Knobel, and Olga Ramirez. "Applying WEB-Based and Other Visualization Tools to Teach Calculus," ). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).: International Conference on Mathematics/Science Education and Technology, 1999, no. 1 1999: 452-454.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Olga Ramirez. South Texas Mathematics, Science, and Technology Center for Learning and Teaching, National Science Foundation, $200,000.00 (2001 - 2005)

  • Wendy Fowler. Minority Student Improvement Program (MSIP), “New Tools for Teaching and Learning: Applying Web-based Scientific Visualization to Introductory Mathematics Courses”, US Department of Education, $269,000.00 (August 1998 - September 2001)

  • Olga Ramirez. A Structural Model of Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Attitude, and Mathematics Self Efficacy in College Students, UTPA Research Council, $2,300.00 (November 1995 - August 1996)

  • Olga Ramirez. Psychometric Assessment Regarding the Reliability and Validity of Mathematics Attitude Instruments, UTPA Research Council, $2,200.00 (November 1993 - January 1995)

  • Olga Ramirez. The Edinburg C.I.S.D. School Year “Math World” Project for 3rd Through 5th Grade Teachers, Texas Coordinator Board of Higher Education (Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Higher Education Grant Program), $71,549.00 (September 1993 - December 1994)

  • Olga Ramirez. MMSEC State-Level 1992-93 Eight Site Grant, Texas Coordinator Board of Higher Education (Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Higher Education Grant Program), $4,500.00 (September 1992 - December 1993)

  • Olga Ramirez. The 1992-93 Edinburg C.I.S.D. School Year “Math Fitness” Project for Grades 3 to 5 Teachers, Texas Coordinator Board of Higher Education (Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Higher Education Grant Program), $57,526.00 (September 1992 - December 1993)

  • Olga Ramriez. The 1992-93 La Joya I.S.D. School Year “Mighty Math” II Project for Grades 2 to 5 Teachers;, Texas Coordinator Board of Higher Education (Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Higher Education Grant Program), $33,685.00 (September 1992 - December 1993)

  • Olga Ramirez. UT-Pan American/ Edinburg C.I.S.D MMSEC 1992-93 Chemistry Nine Month School Project , Texas Coordinator Board of Higher Education (Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Higher Education Grant Program), $132,456.00 (September 1992 - December 1993)

  • Olga Ramirez. 1992 MMSEC/NSF Summer Life Science Course, Texas Coordinator Board of Higher Education (Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Higher Education Grant Program), $46,451.00 (May 1992 - December 1992)



Selected Presentations


  • John Bernard, Olga Ramirez, and Cristina Villalobos. "Using Technology to Determine Factorability or Non-factorability of Quadratic Algebraic Trinomials," The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference, SITE: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Austin, Texas (April 2017)

  • John Bernard and Benjamin Ebaseh-Onofa. "Dynamic Demo of the Central Limit Theorem," 51st Annual RGVCTM Conference, Rio Grande Valley Council of Teachers of Mathematics, UTRGV (November 2016)

  • John Bernard. "Giving REASONS in Proofs and verifications," 51st Annual RGVCTM Conference, Rio Grande Valley Council of Teachers of Mathematics, UTRGC (November 2016)

  • Olga Ramirez, John Bernard, and JengJong Tsay. "UTPA Mathematics Three-R College and Career Readiness Workshop: Middle School READINESS for High School, High School READINESS for College ; and College READINESS for Careers," College Readiness for Careers, UTPA McAllen Teaching Center, McAllen, TX (August 2012)

  • Olga Ramirez, John Bernard, and JengJong Tsay. "UTPA Mathematics Three-R College and Career Readiness Workshop: Middle School READINESS for High School, High School READINESS for College ; and College READINESS for Careers," College Readiness for Careers, UTPA McAllen Teaching Center, McAllen, TX (August 2012)

  • John Bernard and Cristina Villalobos. "Relational Learning and the Middle-Term Splitting Method," Innovative Classroom Practices in STEM Education, UTPA Dept of Mathematics and the Center of Excellence in STEM Education, (April 2012)

  • Olga Ramirez, John Bernard, and Cristina Villalobos. "A Promising Intervention Program in Remediation Math Courses”, National Council of Teachers in Mathematics, Indianapolis," National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN (April 2011)

  • John Bernard. "Promising Intervention Program In Remediation Math Courses," National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, (April 2011)

  • Olga Ramirez, John Bernard, and Cristina Villalobos. "A Promising Quality Enhancement Plan Program in Remediation Math Courses," American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, San Antonio, TX (March 2011)

  • John Bernard. "Promising Quality Enhancement Plan Program in Remediation Math Courses," American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), , San Antonio (March 2011)

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