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."

2019-2020 Colloquium Schedule


Note: This year the Mathematics Education Colloquium Series is sponsored jointly by Boston College and Boston University and talks will take place at both institutions. We welcome this partnership with our BU colleagues!

September 24, 2019

Speaker: Dr. Robert Q. Berry, III, Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Education, University of Virginia and President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Campion Hall, Room 139, Boston College

Title: Catalyzing Change: Identity, Agency, Positionality, and Equitable Instructional Practices

Abstract: This session makes connections between equitable instructional practices and identity, agency and positionality. Specifically, the session uses a vignette to examine how high cognitively demanding task provides opportunities to engage learners in meaning discourse, positioning learners as mathematically competent. The session uses mathematical discourse community as a framework for connecting mathematics norms of discourse to identity and agency. While this session highlights Catalyzing Change for High School Mathematics, the discussions of teaching practices that cultivate identity, agency, and positionality is appropriate for all educators.

October 23, 2019

Speaker: Prof. Ilana Horn, Professor, Math Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbuilt University

Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: TBA, Boston University

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

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