Our intellectual community in mathematics education is supported by a variety of activities and units, including:
The Lappan-Phillips-Fitzgerald Mathematics Education Colloquium Series
During the academic year the Program in Mathematics Education sponsors a Mathematics Education Colloquium Series. This series consists of talks about research in mathematics education by both faculty members from MSU and scholars from other institutions in the United States and abroad. Past speakers from outside MSU have included Jill Adler, Michele Artigue, Deborah Ball and Hyman Bass, Curt Bennett, Francis (Skip) Fennell, Patricio Herbst, Liping Ma, Robert Reys, Tom Romberg, Deborah Schifter, and Triadafillos Triadafillidis.
Colloquium talks are open to faculty and students interested in mathematics education. New and prospective graduate students are encouraged to attend. Others from outside the MSU community with an interest in research in mathematics education are also welcome. The schedule, flyer and videos (as they become available) for the current semester are listed here, along with a link to the schedule and videos of previous semesters.
Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Mathematics Education Colloquium Schedule
These events are sponsored by the Program in Mathematics Education, the Lappan-Phillips-Fitzgerald Endowment, and the Colleges of Education and Natural Science. For more information, contact a committee member: Gail Burrill, Shiv Karunakaran, Luke Tunstall, or Greg Beaudine, or contact Freda Cruél, 517-432-1490.
Titles of talks will be posted as they are received. A video of the talk will be posted shortly afterward, as available. Colloquium talks are scheduled in 252 Erickson Hall.
Spring 2018 Schedule
Tuesday, January 23 Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University 1:15-2:45 pm
Investigating Subtleties of the Multiplication Principle
Wednesday, February 28 Jennifer Langer-Osuna, Stanford University 1:45-3:15 pm
Fostering productive and inclusive collaborative mathematics classrooms
Wednesday, April 18 Elizabeth de Freitas, Manchester Metropolitan University, England 3:30-5:00 pm
What is a Mathematical Concept?
Fall 2017 Schedule
For Fall 2017, the talks will be scheduled on select Tuesdays from 1:15-2:45 pm in 252 Erickson, unless otherwise noted.
October 10 Kevin Moore, University of Georgia
Students' graphing activities: Re-presentations of what?
November 7 Luis Leyva, Vanderbilt University
The blending of academic and social support through apoyo and consejos in the mathematical success of three undergraduate Latinx engineering students.
November 28 3:30-5 pm Amy Parks, Michigan State University
Joy: The Zeroth Mathematical Practice
The Mathematics Learning Research Group
The Mathematics Learning Research Group, or MLRG, is an informal gathering of faculty and graduate students who share research interests in the learning, teaching, and use of mathematics in schools and other settings. It meets periodically (usually every two weeks on a Friday afternoon) with discussion often focusing on work in progress (conceptualizing research, planning data-gathering, considering emerging results, and relating emergent results to practice and subsequent research), but also includes doing mathematics together and practicing conference or job search presentations.
The faculty coordinator for the MLRG is Dr. Jack Smith.
Contact Lisa Keller or organizers below to join. The semester schedule of MLRG activities is updated a week or so before each planned event. Graduate student organizers this year are Sunghwan Byun and Amy Scheerhorn.
Co-Integrate Math Seminar Series
CoIntegrate is a new speaker series, jointly sponsored by the CREATE for STEM Institute and the Program in Mathematics Education, designed to support internal networking among colleagues in the College of Natural Science, College of Education, and K-12 school partners interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics in K-16 settings. This monthly series will feature talks by MSU faculty and graduate students who are working on projects to improve math teaching and learning at MSU and in Michigan more broadly.
The coordinator and contact person for the Co-Integrate Math Seminar is Dr. Kristen Bieda. The talks are scheduled on select Mondays from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The 2017-2018 schedule will be added as talks are confirmed.
Fall 2017 Schedule
September 18 Sandra Crespo, Higinio Dominguez 252 Erickson
Learning to Transform, Transforming to Learn: Reflections from a Chile — US Participatory Mathematics Education Research Project
October 23 Shiv Karunakaran 212 North Kedzie
Uses of Neurocognitive Measures to Evaluate Cognitive Load During the Process of Proving
PRIME Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
The PRIME Graduate Student Organization is a team of Michigan State University graduate students in the PRIME program who organize events, lead community programs, and represent the Mathematics Education program at meetings of the Council of Graduate Students (COGS) organization at Michigan State University. If you are looking to gain leadership and service experience, consider participating in this group. David Bowers is the current PRIME GSO President.
We maintain an email list for announcements of interest to the mathematics education community connected to MSU (MSU faculty, specialists, and graduate students; interested students, mentor teachers, and graduates from our teacher certification program; and interested faculty, staff, and students at nearby institutions). Subscribe to the math ed list.
Our mathematics education faculty come from a variety of departments across campus, including: