Maria Isabel Perez is a first year mathematics education doctoral student in the PRIME program. She is originally from Los Angeles, California and lived in San Francisco for 7 years while working on her undergraduate and master’s degrees at San Francisco State University. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics for Teaching, and a Master’s degree in Mathematics.
We are happy to announce the first talk of the 2019-2020 Co-Integrate speaker series. Dr. Jack Smith and Dr. Shiv Karunakaran will be presenting When the Game Changes: The Development of Student Agency and Autonomy in Challenging Undergraduate Mathematics on Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm in 115 Erickson Hall.
Jihye Hwang, a mathematics education doctoral student in PRIME, is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She grew up mostly in Seoul, except when she attended high school in Jeonju, South Korea. Other than those 2 cities, Jihye has lived here in East Lansing for the past 3 years, while working on a graduate degree in mathematics.
Meet Sofia Abreu, a first year mathematics education doctoral student. Sofia was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. She moved to the States when she was 21 years old and has lived here ever since.
You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Mathematics Education Colloquium, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 3:00-4:30 pm in 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University. Dr. Elizabeth Mendoza from the University of California, Irvine, Mr. Justin TenEyck from the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, and Dr. Victoria Hand from the University of Colorado at Boulder will be presenting Toward Re-humanizing Mathematics Education: Participatory Approaches to Noticing in Mathematics Classrooms.
Jane Zimmerman is a first year doctoral student in the PRIME program, but she is not new to MSU. She is a Teaching Specialist for the Mathematics Department here and is currently teaching and coordinating the MTH 103 A/B courses.
Jane Zimmerman, mathematics education doctoral student and MSU math instructor, has teamed up with Teena Gerhardt, associate professor of mathematics at MSU, to develop a new curriculum to help incoming freshmen interested in a STEM career master college algebra.
Olivia Hinterman is an undergraduate student worker with PRIME, helping in the office wherever necessary. She is in her fourth year at Michigan State University, studying social work, and in her second year working in the PRIME office.
Ralph and Teresa Putnam hosted the Mathematics Education faculty and staff, doctoral students, and their families on August 26th for a fall welcome potluck dinner.
The Program in Mathematics Education is delighted to welcome six outstanding doctoral students this fall. Sofia Abreu, Tim Hansen, Jihye Hwang, Maria “Isabel” Perez, Brady Tyburski, and Jane Zimmerman are beginning their first year in the doctoral program in Mathematics Education.
Christopher “Chris” Dubbs and Sunghwan Byun, PRIME mathematics education doctoral students, have been awarded the Dr. Marilyn Zweng Endowed Graduate Student Award in Mathematics Education for 2019.
Younggon Bae will be defending his dissertation, titled Dynamic Geometry Task Design for Axiomatic Geometry: Student Engagement with Axiomatic Reasoning, on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm in 212 North Kedzie.
Kevin Lawrence will be defending his dissertation, titled Unpacking Teachers' Reflections on Digital Technology Decisions and Use in an Inquiry-Based, Problem-Centered Middle School Mathematics Curriculum, on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm in 212 North Kedzie.
Michael Morissette will be defending his dissertation, titled Mathematics Teachers' and Principals' Responses to the Use of Student Growth Data on Teacher Evaluation Instruments in the State of Michigan on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm in 212 North Kedzie.
David Bowers, mathematics education doctoral student in PRIME, was awarded a Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding (FEGU) through the College of Education. The travelers just returned from France, the country selected for this year's trip. David describes his experiences below.
The PRIME doctoral program has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Program Community Award. The award recognizes a graduate program for exemplifying mentoring best practices—a tribute to the efforts of the PRIME faculty, students, and staff to build a nurturing and supportive scholarly community.
David Bowers, mathematics education doctoral student, received the Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award for Professional Development. The award is presented annually to an outstanding MSU graduate student, or two, in support of their professional development.
Congratulations to the Connected Mathematics Project! Their video, Math Understanding in a Digital Collaborative Environment, received Facilitators’ Choice Recognition during the 2019 National Science Foundation STEM for All Video Showcase last week.
View the CMP and Concord Consortium Digital Inscriptions Project video. It will be available during the NSF STEM for All Video Showcase from May 13-20. The video shows teachers and students interacting with the CMP collaborative digital platform.
Congratulations to our PRIME mathematics education doctoral students who are defending their dissertation this spring or early summer and will be graduating in Summer 2019: Younggon Bae, Kevin Lawrence, Michael Morissette and Samuel “Luke” Tunstall.