Worcester State University
Education Department


Raynold Michael Lewis PhD

Raynold Lewis

Contact Information
Office:  Sullivan 226A
Phone: (
508) 929-8883
Email: rlewis1@worcester.edu 

PhD – Illinois State University

M.Ed – Worcester State College

BTh – Northern Caribbean University



Area of Specialization 

Raynold Michael Lewis holds a PhD in Mathematics Education and is interested in students’understanding of fractions and the development of conceptual knowledge for fractions among prospective teachers.

Representative Professional Activities

Lewis, R. (2006). Re-designing the methods course for prospective elementary school teachers. Paper Presented at the Eastern Regional Conference of the NCTM, Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 19 – 21


Objective and Item Review Conference for the New Elementary Mathematics Specialist Examination. Participated in the selection of test responses to serve as historic anchors for the Open Response questions on the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Test: National Evaluation System (2004 – 2007)


Representative Scholarly Works 

Lewis, R. M. (1996).  The knowledge of equivalent fractions that children in grades 1, 2, and 3 bring to formal instruction. (Doctoral Dissertation, Illinois State University, 1996).  Dissertation Abstracts International, 57, 6A. (University Microfilms No. 96-33409.


Courses Taught

MA 130             Number and Operations for Teachers

MA 131             Patterns, Relations, and Functions for Teachers

MA 132             Geometry, Measurement, Probability and Statistics 
                        for Teachers

ED 325             Elementary Mathematics

ED 308             Early Childhood Mathematics

ED 982             Research in Education

ED 902             Mathematics for Diverse Learners

EP 920             Research Design and Evaluation

ES 994             Thesis Seminar


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