The Mathematics Education Doctoral Seminar will be held on selected Tuesdays from 4 – 5:15 pm via Zoom [Zoom link]. See the list of scheduled events below. Students enrolled in the doctoral seminar (MATH 830) are required to read the attached articles in preparation for each speaker’s presentation and a follow-up discussion. Others are welcome to attend and ideally would do the same.
Epistemologies of mental mathematics
25 January 2022
Jerome Proulx, Professor of mathematics education at the Université du Québec à Montréal
Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Geometry-Focused Ethnomodeling Explorations
8 February 2022
Siddhi Desai, Doctoral candidate in Mathematics Education at the University of Central Florida
Task: In the few days before this talk, as you go about your daily routine (ex. walk around campus, drive through your neighborhood, go to restaurants, etc.), pay attention to the structure of streets and signs, the interiors and exteriors of buildings, and where and how things are placed. Pay particular attention to any geometrical aspects, and when possible and it is safe to do so, take a picture of the geometry you notice. These will be used as resources for an interactive talk and discussion. Contribute your picture along with your noticings and wonderings to this slide deck if you wish.
The Desmos suite of software and curricular experiences in mathematics education
15 February 2022
Denis Sheeran, Clinical Specialist in Mathematics Education at Montclair State University and Doctoral candidate in Curriculum & Instruction at Kansas State University
Please bring these materials to the talk:A piece of paper or placemat handy as well as at least 10 objects. These do not need to be a particular math manipulative, just nuts, candies, blocks, bingo chips, pieces of silverware… to have an embodied experience with moving things in particular ways when prompted.