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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nAbstract Link: http://
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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Teaching Discussion
Group
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Teaching Discussion Group
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150217T122000
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=27451
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Paper: The rise and
run of a computational understanding of slope in a conceptually focused b
ilingual algebra class
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Paper: The rise and run of a computational understanding of slope in a con
ceptually focused bilingual algebra class\nSpeaker: Atendees\, Penn State
\nAbstract Link: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10649-014-9575-x\nAbstr
act: Note: To access the article for free from the above link\, you will n
eed to sign in at the top of the page using your PSU Access ID.\n\nThis we
ek\, we will be discussing the paper linked above.\n\nAbstract: This paper
uses a multilevel analysis of mathematical reasoning rooted in Cultural H
istorical Activity Theory to examine how mathematical discourse and studen
t reasoning about linear functions developed across 3 weeks in a ninth gra
de bilingual algebra class. Despite the teacher’s expertise teaching wit
h a conceptual focus\, and her stated intention to focus on slope as a rat
e of change\, the case study students in her class appeared to appropriate
a procedural understanding of slope. By examining the nested activity sys
tems of the students’ group discussions\, the classroom\, school\, and d
istrict\, this analysis shows how external assessment pressures shaped the
teacher’s selection of tasks\, her and her students’ use of mathemati
cal discourse\, and ultimately\, her students’ opportunity to learn a cr
itical algebraic concept.
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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Topic: Students wit
h Knowledge Gaps/Effective Remediation Strategies
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Topic: Students with Knowledge Gaps/Effective Remediation Strategies\nSpea
ker: Atendees\, Penn State\nAbstract: We will discuss how to deal with stu
dents who have significant gaps in required prerequisite knowledge. Discus
sion will be centered around the following questions:\n\n1. What are some
possible strategies when encountering gaps in student knowledge that are s
ubstantially larger than the relevant course is designed to handle? Do the
se strategies depend on the course?\n\n2. How effective is dedicating clas
s-time to remedial work? Would it bore too many students while having no m
easurable effect on those who need it? \n\n3. What are some ways to evalua
te a student's preparedness to take a course? Do quizzes at the beginning
of the semester work? If so\, what is the best way to write them? \n\n4. I
s there such a thing as a true prerequisite? Can any background material b
e learned within the timeframe of a semester\, or are there scenarios wher
e students should actively be encouraged to take a lower-level course?\n\n
Some suggestions on remediation can be found in the following short papers
:\nhttp://www.jstor.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/27539706\nhttp:/
/www.jstor.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/42801947\n\nReading of th
ese papers is 100% not required. Simply come with your ideas!
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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Atendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Atendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Atendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
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SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
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