Turning the Tide: Findings and Implications of the MAAP Study

When
Start: 11/10/2010 - 4:15pm
End  : 11/10/2010 - 5:15pm

Category
Colloquium

Speaker
Stacy Brown Pitzer College

Abstract

The Making Algebra Accessible Project (MAAP) is an ongoing four-year mathematics professional development project and study, occurring through a partnership between Pomona Uni ed School District, Pitzer College, and Claremont Graduate University. The purpose of this colloquium is to share findings regarding the development of teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) in the area of early algebraic reasoning. Early algebraic reasoning consists of ways of reasoning that can emerge during one's learning of arithmetic that are consistent with the kinds of knowledge that support the learning of algebra. Specifi cally, I will discuss the types of mathematical work teachers engaged in during two years of mathematics professional development, findings regarding measures of teachers' MKT, and why it is absolutely critical that the mathematics community take a greater role in preservice and inservice teachers' mathematical development.

Where
Millikan 134, Pomona College

Misc. Information

Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m. - Harry Mullikin Room, Millikan 209

The dinner will be hosted by Prof. David Bachman. If interested in attending, email david bachman@pitzer.edu