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MSU Math Ed Presenting at RUME Conference

Several Michigan State University graduate students and faculty will be presenting at the 24th Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. The Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA on RUME) conference will be taking place at the Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston, MA, on February 24-26, 2022. The conference will also be held hybrid giving people the option to attend and present in-person or virtually.

MSU graduate students and faculty sharing their work at the conference are Sofia Abreu, Sarah Castle, Bob Elmore, Chuck Fessler, Jihye Hwang, Shiv Karunakaran, Valentin Kuechle, Merve Kursav and Brady Tyburski.

Shiv Karunakaran PhotoRUME creates an environment where researchers in collegiate mathematics are able to share their findings with one another. The conference revolves around the main themes of “results of current research, contemporary theoretical perspectives and research paradigms, and innovative methodologies and analytic approaches as they pertain to the study of undergraduate mathematics education.” The conference will include plenary addresses, contributed paper sessions and preliminary paper sessions.

Shiv Karunakaran, assistant professor of mathematics education here at MSU, not only plays a large role within the PRIME community, but he is also serving as the RUME conference chair and organizational director on the SIGMAA on RUME Executive Committee.

Valentin Kuechle PhotoValentin Kuechle, doctoral student, stated, “I will be going to RUME to present parts of my dissertation research in a paper titled “A Collective Case Study of Three GTAs Participating in the M-DISC Professional Development”. For my dissertation, I offered three mathematics-teaching graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) who were no longer in their first year of teaching a teaching professional development (PD) to provide them with ways of (a) engaging their students in more mathematical discourse practices and (b) positioning their students as knowers and doers of mathematics. I am currently studying whether and, if so, how the PD changed the GTAs’ use of teacher discourse moves—a central element of the PD—as well as the classroom discourse their students engaged in.”

Sarah Castle PhotoHe continued, “I am also going to be cheering on fellow T2P (Transitions to Proof research project) member Sarah Castle from the sidelines as she gives a talk on T2P work that she has spearheaded. Sarah’s talk is titled: “Shifts in External Authority and Resources for Sense-Making in the Transition to Proof-Intensive Mathematics: The Case of Amelia”.”

Valentin will be presenting parts of his dissertation research on Saturday, February 26 at 9:50 am and Sarah is presenting on Friday, February 25 at 10:50 am.

For more details about this conference check out the SIGMAA on RUME conference website. Below is more information about the talks presented by MSU doctoral students and faculty.

Written by

Liz Havey

 

Thursday, Feb. 24

5:20 pm, Virtual Poster, Virtual Poster Room

Preforming (with) Mathematics through Drawing in Undergraduate Mathematics Research

Sofia Abreu  

 

Friday, Feb. 25

10:50 am, Contributed Reports, Bohea

Shifts in External Authority and Resources for Sense-making in the Transition to Proof-Intensive Mathematics: The Case of Amelia

Sarah Castle, Jihye Hwang, Shiv Karunakaran, Valentin Kuechle, Bob Elmore with others

 

2:20 pm, In-person Poster, Liberty Hall

Prospective Teachers’ Knowledge of Students’ Understanding Concept of Area

Merve Kursav

 

2:20 pm, In-person Poster, Liberty Hall

Secondary Mathematics Teacher Interns’ Learning Through Teaching: A Case Study

Charles Fessler

 

2:20 pm, In-person Poster, Liberty Hall

Students’ Conceptions of the Domain and Range of Different Types of Functions

Brady Tyburski

 

Saturday, Feb. 26

9:50 am, Contributed Reports, Bigelow

A Collective Case Study of Three GTAs Participating in the M-DISC Professional Development

Valentin Kuechle