MSU Math Ed at 2018 NCSM Conference

  • Apr 13, 2018

Several members of the MSU Mathematics Education community will be attending the NCSM Conference to discuss their ongoing research efforts. This year is the 50th NCSM Annual Conference and it will be taking place in Washington DC, April 23rd-25th.

The 50th NCSM Annual Conference has a goal of Leading Mathematics into the future, Inspiring Monumental Change. In attendance will be more than 400 speakers with over 300 sessions focused on: Equity in Practice, Cultivating a Mathematics Coaching Practice, Evidence and Experiences from the Field, Developing Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, and Leading Mathematics into the Future.


MSU Presentations:

Monday, April 23rd

Gail Burrill

12:30-1:30 pm  Room 146B

Session 1414, Strand 2

        Six Strategies to Help Teachers Make Connections That Support Learning

Learning is composed of connecting new ideas to old, different strategies for the same task, multiple representations, and one mathematical domain to another, connections necessary to retain and use knowledge. Participants will consider how to help teachers design classroom opportunities using tasks and facilitating discussions, often involving interactive dynamic technology, to support students in making connections and organizing their learning for understanding.


Alden Edson, Elizabeth Phillips, Yvonne Grant

3:00-4:00 pm Room 143A

Session 1631, Strand 5

Inscriptions: Developing and Communicating Deep Learning of Mathematics in Digital Learning Environments

Inscriptions refer to the external representations of thinking (e.g., text, diagrams, graphical displays, equations) that students use to develop, record, and communicate their mathematical understandings. Meaningful experiences with inscriptions require that students have opportunities to build on their prior experiences in ways where their thinking gets picked up, elaborated, and used in future work. Participants will discuss the many opportunities and complexities teachers face when implementing inscriptions in digital learning environments.


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Claudia Salwin