## Invited Speaker Series – Spring 2023

The Spring 2023 Mathematics Education Doctoral Seminar (MATH 830) featured the list of events below. Attendees read the attached articles to prepare for presentations and for follow-up discussions. The Spring 2022 Speaker Series is archived below.

- Mathematical modeling is hard; Studying students doing it is even harder.
- 9 May 2023
- Jennifer Czocher, Texas State University
**Reading:**Czocher (2017) ; Czocher et al. (2022)- Supporting Instructional Change in Undergraduate Mathematics
- 4:45 – 5:15 pm
- 25 April 2023
- Nicholas Fortune, Western Kentucky University
**Reading:**Fortune & Keene (2021) Participating in an Online Working Group…- Conflict and cooperation: Micropolitical forces impacting coaches’ access
- 18 April 2023
- Stephanie Saclarides, University of Cincinnati; Jen Munson, Northwestern University
**Reading:**Saclarides and Munson: Conflict & Cooperation – ESJ JM SS- Developing A Framework for Characterizing Student-Created Diagrams In DGEs
- 11 April 2023
- Xiangquan Yao, Penn State University
**Reading:**Yao (2022) Learners’ Construction of Geometry Diagrams**Using a framework to develop preservice teacher noticing of students’ mathematical thinking within a technology-mediated learning environment**- 4 April 2023
- Nina Bailey, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
**Reading:**Bailey et al. (2020) PST Noticing…**Engaging P-2 Children with Mathematics and Social Justice**- 28 March 2023
- Jennifer Ward, Kennesaw State University
**Readings:**Ward (2020) Teaching is a Journey… & Ward & Damjanovic (2021) Exploring Playground Access…- Are you talking about Race? Navigating racial conversations in online mathematics methods courses
- 21 March 2023
- Alesia Moldavan, Georgia Southern University; Monica Gonzalez, East Carolina University
**Reading:**Moldavan, Gonzalez, & Kaufman: Talking About Race…- When am I ever going to use this? Making Sense of Perceived Utility in Mathematics
- 14 March 2023
- Tracy E. Dobie, University of Utah
**Readings:**Dobie, Carlsruh, Aina (2021) ; Dobie (2019)- Elementary Mathematical Writing: Current Research and Future Directions
- 21 February 2023
- Erin Smith, R. Alex Smith, & Madeline Price, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
**Reading:**Smith et al. Assessing future teachers’ mathematical writing & Powell et al. (2017) A synthesis of mathematics writing- Nature as Co-teacher and Co-researcher
- 14 February 2023
- Katherine Baker, Elon University
**Readings:**Baker et al. (2021) ; Baker et al. (2022)- Racial and Mathematics Discourses in the Tapestry of Civic Engagement: Analysis of Public Comments at Creator ISD School Board Meetings
- 7 February 2023
- Carlos Nicolas Gómez Marchant, Alexandra R. Aguilar, & Emma C. Gargroetzi, The University of Texas at Austin
**Reading:**Gómez Marchant, Aguilar, & Gargroetzi: Public Commentators’ Construction of a Mathematical Model of Equality…- Affect Graphing: Students’ Drawn Graphs as a Tool for understanding Affect and Experience
- 31 January 2023
- V. Rani Satyam, Virginia Commonwealth University
**Reading:**Satyam et al (2022) Affect Graphing…- Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Evaluations of Written Student Work
- 24 January 2023
- Julien Corven, Illinois State University
**Reading:****Corven (2023) Responsive Evaluation of Student Work**

## Invited Speaker Series – Spring 2022

The Mathematics Education Doctoral Seminar was held on selected Tuesdays from 4 – 5:15 pm. See the list of events below. Students enrolled in the doctoral seminar (MATH 830) read the attached articles in preparation for each speaker’s presentation and a follow-up discussion. Others were welcomed to attend and do the same.

- Epistemologies of mental mathematics
- 25 January 2022
- Jerome Proulx, Professor of mathematics education at the Université du Québec à Montréal
**Reading:**Proulx, J. (2019) JMB Mental mathematics under the lens- Philosophy of Mathematics: Objectivity, Conventionalism, and Abstraction
- 1 February 2022
- Kirk McDermid, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Montclair State University
**Reading:**“Objectivity, Conventionalism, and Abstraction” [PDF]- 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
**Task and Readings:**Read Ch 7 from Hacking Mathematics and Ch 1 (excerpt) from Instant Relevance, both by Denis. Then complete this “Graphing Stories” Desmos activity.- The mathematics of students with learning disabilities
- 22 February 2022
- Jessica Hunt, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Special Education at NC State University
**Reading:**Hunt et al. (2020) Design, Development, and Initial Testing of Asset-Based Intervention Grounded in Trajectories of Student Fraction Learning [PDF]- Aesthetics and Affect in Mathematics Education
- 1 March 2022
- Nathalie Sinclair, Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University and the Canada Research Chair in Tangible Mathematics Learning
**Reading:**de Freitas & Sinclair (2014) Mapping the cultural formation of the mathematical aesthetic [PDF]- Studying mathematics learning through embodied interaction and the theory of ecological dynamics
- 22 March 2022
- Dor Abrahamson, Professor of Cognition and Development at UC Berkeley
**Reading:**Abrahamson & Sánchez-García (2016) Learning is moving in new ways: The Ecological Dynamics of Mathematics Education- Creativity, Innovation, and Topology
- 29 March 2022
- Iain Kerr, Co-Director of the MIX Lab and Instructor of Innovation Design at Montclair State University
**Reading:**Kerr & Frasca (21st century) Posts from the Emergent Futures Lab [PDF]- Democratizing access to powerful ideas through group-centered design
- 5 April 2022
- Corey Brady, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Vanderbilt
**Reading:**Brady (2020) BJET Patches as an expressive medium for exploratory multi-agent modelling- Concepts and processes in the theory of semiotic mediation
- 12 April 2022
- Andrea Maffia, Researcher in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pavia, Italy
**Reading:**Maffia & Mariotti (2020) ESM From action to symbols- Math in the Making
- 19 April 2022
- Amber Simpson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership at SUNY Binghamton University
**Reading:**Simpson & Kastberg (2022) Makers do Math! Legitimizing Informal Mathematical Practices Within Making Contexts- The social construction of learning disabilities in mathematics
- 26 April 2022
- Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and the Learning Sciences at The Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology
**Reading:**Heyd-Metzuyanim (2013) The co-construction of learning difficulties and their role in the development of a disabled mathematical identity; The Development of Failure to Learn Mathematics ( FtLM ) [PDF]- Speculative design/futures thinking informed by mathematics learning and the negotiation of race, class, and gender
- 3 May 2022
- Maisie Gholson, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Michigan
**Reading:**Gholson & Martin (2019) Blackgirl Face: racialized and gendered performativity in mathematical contexts**Viewing:**Dr. Gholson’s “provocation” from PMENA 2019: “Get On Up from the Page – Black Girls in Math Ed Research.”- Embodied cognition and instructional design in math education and special education: The case of number
- 10 May 2022
- Julie Nurnberger-Haag, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education and the Learning Sciences at Kent State University
**Reading:**Nurnberger-Haag (2018) Borrow, Trade, Regroup, or Unpack?**Materials to Bring:**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.