Mathematics Education Colloquium Series

This lecture series in Mathematics Education is supported by Teachers for a New Era (TNE), and is organized by Profs. CK Cheung and Solomon Friedberg (Mathematics) and Prof. Lillie Albert (Teacher Education). It is intended for math educators at all levels, school administrators and support staff, mathematicians interested in K-12 math education, and future math educators. In-service mathematics teachers are especially encouraged to attend, as are all Noyce Teaching Fellows and Master Teaching Fellows who are participating in BC's NSF funded program "Exemplary Mathematics Educators for High-need Schools."

2018-2019 Colloquium Schedule


November 8, 2018

Speaker: Prof. Yeping Li, Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture, Texas A&M University

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Campion Hall, Room 139

Title: Helping students learn mathematics through “looking back”

Abstract: Looking back is presented as the last step in Polya’s 4-step problem solving process, and often receives much less attention than other steps in problem solving. In this talk, I will highlight the importance of “looking back” not as the end of problem solving, but a starting point of helping students’ learn mathematics and develop their habits of mind. Specifications of “looking back” show its importance for developing effective classroom instruction and for reflecting on practices in mathematics teacher preparation and professional development.

December 6, 2018

Speaker: Prof. Salomé Martinez, Universidad de Chile

Details TBA

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