CRMSE Colloquia

 

Upcoming CRMSE Colloquium

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All in-person colloquia are held in Suite 128, 6475 Alvarado Rd., unless otherwise noted. (Suite 218 is at the same address.)

Mogege Mosimege (University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa)
The Use of Ethnomathematical Activities and Approaches in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
Monday, October 3, 2022,  3:00–4:00 PM.
6475 Alvarado Rd., Suite 128

Abstract:

Research on Ethnomathematics and its use in the teaching and learning of mathematics has been conducted over the past 40 years. The results of many of these studies indicate that students (learners) in mathematics classrooms find the use of ethnomathematical approaches helpful in the understanding of various mathematics concepts. Some of the results of the studies indicate that even though there is increasing evidence of the usefulness and importance of ethnomathematical activities and approaches, some of the teachers are struggling to integrate such approaches in their classroom practices. This talk will cover the following:

  1. The work of Ethnomathematicians and Mathematics Educators who have done work in ethnomathematics such as Ubiratan D’Ambrosio, Paulus Gerdes, Alan Bishop, Bill Barton, Marcelo Borba, Gelsa Knijnik, Arthur Powell, Joanna Masingila, Claudia Zaslavsky, etc.
  2. Examples of ethnomathematical activities (including indigenous games) that may be used in the teaching and learning of mathematics with illustrations from mathematics classrooms in South Africa.

Zoom link

Profile: Mogege Mosimege is currently working as a Professor of Mathematics Education and the ETDP SETA Research Chair in Mathematics Education at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He served as the Head of the School of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Education in the Faculty of Education from 2019 to March 2022. He has also worked as Chief Research Specialist and Director of Research at the Human Sciences Research Council and University Registrar at the University of South Africa. He holds and MA in Mathematics Education from Eastern Illinois University, an MSc in Science Education from Wits University, and a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of the Western Cape. His Research interests are: Ethnomathematics, Mathematical Modeling, Assessment in Mathematics, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

 
Miranda Parker

Recent CRMSE Colloquia

Miranda Parker (SDSU / CRMSE)
Computer Science Education Research: The What, Why, and How of Computing for All Students
Friday, September 23, 2022,  12:00 Noon-1:00 PM.
6475 Alvarado Rd., Suite 128

Abstract: In this talk, I provide an overview of the computing education landscape and motivate why we should make computer science more accessible to all students. I present the various ways that I work towards this goal in my research, including increasing access, improving assessments, and supporting positive outcomes in the classroom. I provide a primer for understanding computer science education research, highlighting key findings while also tying in my own research. By the end of this presentation, audience members should be able to walk away with examples of what computer science and computer science education research are and why they are valuable here and now.

 

Miranda Parker

Stacey Zimmerman (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Exploring Secondary Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching through Student Work
Friday, April 8, 2022,  12:00 Noon-1:00 PM.

Abstract: A teacher’s mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) has been shown to be a significant factor in predicting student outcomes and positively related to the quality of mathematics instruction. Yet researchers have almost exclusively focused on elementary teachers’ MKT, leaving very little understanding of MKT for secondary teachers. In this talk, Dr. Zimmerman will present her findings from an exploratory, multi-case design study that investigated the realms of knowledge used by expert mathematics educators when engaging with student quadratic function work. Findings from the study specifically address the nature of secondary MKT for teaching quadratics while study approaches address engagement with student written work and the needed assimilation of MKT research to advance secondary MKT understanding.

 
Stacey Zimmerman

 

David Fifty (Oregon State University)
Characterizing Student Engagement in a Post-Secondary Developmental Mathematics Class and Exploring the Reflexivity between Social and Socio-mathematical Norms
Friday, February 18, 2022,  12:00 Noon-1:00 PM.

Abstract: Traditionally, post-secondary developmental mathematics courses have strived to equip students with mathematical content knowledge needed to succeed in subsequent STEM courses. However, it is critical that such emphasis be coupled with deliberate attention to developing higher-order skills such as argumentation, reasoning, and flexibility in mathematics problem-solving. In this talk, I will share some of the findings of my mixed-methods dissertation project that incorporated a semester-long teaching experiment which aimed to support students' development of higher-order skills by utilizing instructional interventions to facilitate more productive mathematical engagement. Engagement was then characterized by the classroom norms that evolved over the course of the semester. Results show that deliberate attention towards negotiating productive classroom norms and students' in-class engagement can positively affect students' attitudes towards flexible knowledge in mathematics problem solving. This project also highlights the perpetuation of students' beliefs (some of which were unproductive) and their influence on the development of classroom norms. The talk will illustrate this study's contribution to furthering the theoretical relationships between classroom norms, and make suggestions for the practice of teaching developmental mathematics courses.

 
David Fifty

 

Charles Wilkes II (SDSU / CRMSE)
What Does it Mean to be Smart in Math Classrooms? From the Perspective of Black Learners
Friday, November 12, 2021,  11:00 AM-12:00 Noon

Abstract: The talk addresses the question “How do Black learners describe what it means to be smart in a summer mathematics program." The study is a multi-case study of 5 fifth-grade Black learners. In the talk I describe both the different conceptions learners had as well as the complexity of those conceptions. Implications of these work include methodological considerations for capturing student’s conceptions (epistemology) and the heterogeneity within studying Black learners.

Charles Wilkes is a postdoctoral researcher at CRMSE working on the Math Persistence through Inquiry and Equity (MPIE) project. His work focuses on the experiences of Black learners in mathematics and equitable teaching practices. Specifically, his work has focused on Black learners’ conceptions of smartness, how Black learners are positioned in mathematics courses, and how teachers signal messages about smartness through their practice. 

 
Charles Wilkes II


Past CRMSE Colloquia

Click on colloquia titles to download abstracts. Click on the links below the entries for Josephine Relaford-Doyle & Rafael Núñez, Saúl Maldonado & Melissa Navarro, Leslie Banes, and Judit Moschkovich to view the videos of their talks.

Ximena Cid (CSU Dominguez Hills)
The Demographics of PER: Where We Are At and What Needs To Change
Friday, March 26, 2021,  11:30 AM-12:30 PM.
Webinar via Zoom
 
Ximena Cid
Melissa Navarro (SDSU / CRMSE)
Critical Science: Decolonizing Science Education with Bilingual Students and Teachers
Friday, December 4, 2020,  12:00-1:00 PM.
Webinar via Zoom     
 
Melissa Navarro
Kathleen Schenkel (SDSU / CRMSE)
Exploring Student's Authority in Science Classrooms Through Participatory Planning and Learning
Friday, October 30, 2020,  12:00-1:00 PM.
Webinar via Zoom      
Kathleen Schenkel
Samer Haber (Lebanese American University) 
Resilience through Teaching Innovations
Friday, January 31, 2020  12:00-1:00 PM.
Suite 218
Samer Habre
 
David Barner (UC San Diego) 
Language, Perception, and the Conceptual Origins of Arithmetic
Friday, December 13, 2019  12:00-1:00 PM. 
Suite 218
David Barner
 
Nick Johnson (SDSU / CRMSE) 
Unpacking Competence as a Lens for Understanding Learning and Teaching in Classrooms
Friday, October 4, 2019  11:00 AM-12:00 noon. 
Suite 218

Nick Johnson
 

Cathery Yeh (Chapman University)
Foregrounding Dis/ability in Mathematics Education: A Call for Culturally Responsive and Relational Inclusion
Friday, May 10, 2019  12:00-1:00 PM.
Suite 218
Maria Garcia
 
Regis Komperda (SDSU/CRMSE)
Unpacking Active Learning: Modeling how constructivist learning environment factors influence student outcomes in undergraduate chemistry courses
Friday, March 15, 2019  12:00-1:00 PM.
Suite 218
Maria Garcia
 
CRMSE Brown Bag
Thomas Carey (CRMSE), Joel Dmitruk, and David Carey
Design Thinking in Secondary Schools as a Foundation for Professional Work
Wednesday, January 30, 2019  12:00-1:00 PM.
Suite 218
Maria Garcia 
María S. García González (Autonomous Univeristy of Guerrero, Mexico)
The Emotional Knowledge of Mathematics Teachers
Monday, June 11, 2018  11:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Maria Garcia
Sherice Clarke (UCSD)
The Process of Change: Examining Teacher Growth in Orchestrating Dialogic Science Discussions
Friday, April 20, 2018  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Sherice Clarke
 
Sinem Siyahhan (CSU San Marcos)
Families at Play: How Video Games Support Family Connection and Learning
Friday, March 9, 2018  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Sinem Siyahhan
 
Lena Wesel (University of Education, Freiberg)
Insights into Design Research on Language-responsive Mathematics and Tertiary Mathematics Education
Monday, February 26, 2018  12:30-1:30 PM.
Lena Wesel
 
Yasemin Copur-Genturk (USC Rosssier School of Education)
Key Professional Development Strategies for Teacher Knowledge Growth
Friday, February 16, 2018  12-1 PM.
 Yasemin Copur-Genturk
 
Paola Sztajn (North Carolina State University)
Research, Professional Development, and Research on Professional Development in Mathematics Education
Friday, January 26, 2018  12:30-1:30 PM.
 Paolo Sztajn
 
Cliff Konold (University of Massachusetts)
Conceptions of and Tools for Handling Multi-level Data
Friday, October 13, 2017  12:30-1:30 PM.
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Josephine Relaford-Doyle & Rafael Núñez (UCSD)
When does a ‘visual proof by induction’ serve a proof-like function in mathematics?
Friday, April 21, 2017  1:00-2:00 PM.

 Josephine Relaford-DoyleRafael Nunez
Saúl I. Maldonado & Melissa Navarro (SDSU)
Cultivating English-language learners’ competence in mathematics and science
Friday, April 14, 2017  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Saul MaldonadoMelissa Navarro
Yannis Liako (CRMSE Visiting Scholar, Universitetet i Agder)
Mathematical Modelling and Mathematical Competencies: The case of Biology students
Wednesday, March 22, 2017  12:00-1:00 PM

 
Sei Jin Ko (SDSU, CRMSE)
Effect of Female Peer Role Models on Math Students' Sense of Belonging and Self Efficacy
Friday, March 17, 2017  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Sei Jin Ko

Brian Katz (Augustana College)
Epistemologies of Mathemetics
Thursday, February 16, 2017  12:00-1:00 PM.
 Brian Katz
 
Elizabeth van Es (UC Irvine)
Pre-service Teachers’ Noticing Practices of Ambitious Instruction
Friday, February 3, 2017  12:00-1:00 PM.
 
Elizabeth van Es
 

Matthew Voigt (SDSU, MSED)
Enriching the Flipped Classroom for All Students
Friday, December 9, 2016  12:30-1:30 PM.

 Matt Voigt
 
Daniel Reinholz (SDSU, CRMSE)
Sustainable Change: Making STEM Education Transformations Last
Friday, December 2, 2016  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Daniel Reinholz

Leslie Banes (UC Davis)
Exploring Mathematical Writing in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
Friday, November 18, 2016  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Leslie Banes
 
Judit Moschkovich (UC Santa Cruz)
A Socio-cultural Approach to Academic Literacy in Mathematics for Adolescent English Learners
Thursday, October 27, 2016  4:30-5:30 PM.

Judit Moschkovich
 

Dustin Thoman (SDSU, CRMSE)
The Social (and Cultural) Nature of 'Intrinsic Motivation': Implications for Student Interest Development and Broadening Participation in Math and Science
Friday, October 21, 2016  1:00-2:00 PM.

Dustin Thoman
 
 

Carolina Guerrero-Ortiz (Pontifica Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile)
Visualizing, Interpreting, and Modeling in the Context of Using Digital Tools
Thursday, October 13, 2016  12:30-1:30 PM.

 Carolina Guerroro-Ortiz
Catherine O'Connor (Boston University)
Participation in classroom discussion and learning outcomes
Wednesday, May 25, 2016  4:00-5:00 PM
Catherine OConnor
 David Marx (CRMSE, SDSU)
How peer role models protect women’s math test performance under threat
Friday, April 29, 2016  1:00-2:00 PM
  David Marx
Julia Aguirre (University of Washington, Tacoma)
Beyond reform mathematics: Preparing culturally responsive mathematics teachers to cultivate a more just and equitable mathematics education
Thursday, March 17, 2016  2:00-3:00 PM
 Julia Aguirre
 Zandra de Araujo (University of Missouri), Sarah Roberts (UC Santa Barbara), Craig Willey (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis), and William Zahner (SDSU)
Implementing Cognitively Demanding Mathematics Tasks with English Learners: Prior Research and New Directions
Friday, February 26, 2016  12:30-2:00 PM
 
Francesca Ferrara and Giulia Ferrari, University of Torino, Italy,
Time-lapse of a learning assemblage: How coordination and agreement inform movement in technology-based activities in the mathematics classroom
Thursday, February 11, 2016  1:00-2:00 PM
 francesa ferraragiulia ferrari