Lappan-Phillips-Fitzgerald Colloquium

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 2018/Spring 2019 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, Younggon Bae, Brittney Liggett, 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, unless indicated otherwise.


Spring 2019 Schedule

Tuesday, February 19  Paul Dawkins, Northern Illinois University  2:00-3:30 pm

The use(s) of "is" in Mathematics

Flyer for Dawkins Talk

Video of Dawkins Talk

Saturday, March 23  Mathematics and Statistics Associations Summit

Responding to the Opportunities and Challenges for the Future of Mathematics and Statistics Education

Free Registration to attend the Summit on campus, or watch it via live-stream!


Fall 2018 Schedule

Thursday, October 18  Kyeong Hah Roh, Arizona State University  2:30-4:00 pm

On the Teaching and Learning of Logic in Mathematical Contents

Flyer for Roh Talk

Slides of Roh Talk

Video of Roh Talk

Tuesday, November 27  Darryl Yong, Harvey Mudd College  1:30-3:00 pm

Active Learning 2.0: Being Intentionally Inclusive

Flyer for Yong Talk

Slides of Yong Talk

Video of Yong Talk

Video/Schedule of Mathematics Education Colloquium from Previous Semesters

The Mathematics Learning Research Group

Research Meeting

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, Gregory Beaudine, and Brent Jackson.


Co-Integrate Math Seminar Series

CoIntegrate is a 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 Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The 2018-2019 schedule will be added as talks are confirmed.

2018-2019 Schedule

March 20, 2019   Monica Karunakaran  133F Erickson Hall

A Strategy for Addressing Elementary Pre–Service Teachers’ Mathematics Anxiety

December 7  Corey Drake and Kimberly Jansen  133F Erickson Hall

Novice Elementary Teachers’ Enactment of Ambitious Instruction in Mathematics: Challenges and Responses

October 3  Kaitlin Torphy  B310 Wells Hall

Educational Professionalism within the Fifth Estate: Networks of Influence Within Social Media and Education


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.


The Beal Garden

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.

Faculty Units

Our mathematics education faculty come from a variety of departments across campus, including:

Program in Mathematics Education (College of Natural Science)

Probability and Statistics (College of Natural Science)

Mathematics Department (College of Natural Science)

Teacher Education (College of Education)

Counseling, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology (College of Education) CREATE for STEM Institute