Math Ed Podcast
Conversations with math ed researchers.
Episode 1604: Raymond Johnson
February 25, 2016 10:08 AM PST
Raymond Johnson from the University of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Education discusses the article, "Teachers, tasks, and tensions: Lessons from a research-practice partnership," published in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. (Co-authors: Severance, Penuel, Leary) Open access preprint available through CU
See the comments for references mentioned during the interview.Episode 1603: Allison Hintz & Kersti Tyson
February 04, 2016 10:49 AM PST
Allison Hintz from the University of Washington at Bothell and Kersti Tyson from the University of New Mexico discuss their article, "Complex listening: Supporting students to listen as mathematical sense-makers," published in Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Volume 17.
See the comments for references mentioned during the interview.
Survey 4: Getting Math Ed Content
February 15, 2016 06:43 AM PST
Blogs and the micro-blog Twitter were identified as the most popular places to get mathematics education content. Each received 28% of the vote. The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education was second (17%) and Educational Studies in Mathematics was third (11%). These are widely considered the two top journals in our field. The practitioner journals from NCTM were not as popular as I expected (6%). And some respondents also indicated that they prefer talking to other mathematics educators.
55% of respondents identified as researchers, 33% as teacher educators, and 33% as teachers. The teachers who responded all selected either blogs or Twitter as their favorite source of mathematics education content.Episode 1602: Charles Hohensee
January 25, 2016 07:00 AM PST
Charles Hohensee from the University of Delaware discusses his article, "Teachers' awareness of the relationship between prior knowledge and new learning," published in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Volume 47.
See the comments for references mentioned during the interview.Episode 1601: Samuel Otten
January 17, 2016 07:59 PM PST
Samuel Otten from the University of Missouri discusses the article "Univocal and dialogic discourse in secondary mathematics classrooms: The case of attending to precision," published in ZDM - The International Journal on Mathematics Education, Volume 47. (Co-authors: Chris Engledowl and Vickie Spain)
The concluding music is "The Highway" by Samuel Otten, based on the short story by Ray Bradbury. And on Sam's list of favorite TV shows, the third slot will sometimes go to Modern Family over Breaking Bad depending on the time of year.
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Survey 3: Interpreting NAEP Results
December 03, 2015 06:49 AM PST
The recent NAEP results for mathematics should be interpreted in a nuanced way, as expected for something that boils down international educational issues into quantitative scores. Poll results revealed a variety of interpretations. (Respondents were 9 researchers or teacher educators, 12 teachers or teacher leaders, and 2 administrators)
24% said that the drop was due to the reduction of probability and statistics in the Common Core (but that content was still tested on NAEP), with researchers especially favoring this explanation. Another 24% said that this is a minor blip in a long-term upward trend in math scores, with both administrators giving this interpretation. Teachers gave a variety of responses. Of all respondents, 14% viewed it as a major indictment of Common Core (and one viewed it as a failure of implementation) and 14% viewed it as a minor indictment of No Child Left Behind.Episode 1521: Laurie Zack
December 01, 2015 07:05 AM PST
Laurie Zack from High Point University discusses the article, "Flipping freshman mathematics," published in a PRIMUS special issue on flipped instruction at the college level. (Co-authors: Fuselier, Graham-Squire, Lamb, & O'Hara)
See the comments for references mentioned during the interview.Episode 1520: Panel Discussion of Justification and Proof
November 19, 2015 07:19 AM PST
Kristen Bieda (Michigan State University), Anna Conner (University of Georgia), and Pablo Mejia-Ramos (Rutgers University) formed a panel at the PMENA 37 working group on argumentation, justification, and proof. The working group was organized by Michelle Cirillo, Megan Staples, Karl Kosko, Jill Newton, and Keith Weber.
Listen to Episode 1519 for Keith Weber's presentation from this same working group.Episode 1519: Weber's Review of Justification and Proof
November 16, 2015 07:01 AM PST
Keith Weber from Rutgers University gave a presentation on research related to argumentation, justification, and proof in mathematics education. This was part of a working group at PMENA 37 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. The working group was organized by Michelle Cirillo, Megan Staples, Karl Kosko, Jill Newton, and Keith.
Listen to Episode 1520 for a panel discussion from this same working group.
Survey 2: Key Resources in Math Education
November 09, 2015 11:35 AM PST
NCTM took the top two spots, with Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000) and Principles to Actions (2014) tying for the book that we would most like to see in the hands of future math teachers. They each received 31% of the vote. Other books that received votes were The Teaching Gap, Adding It Up, and Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
69% of the respondents identified as researchers, 46% as teacher educators, and 15% as teachers.
Interviews with mathematics education researchers about recent studies. Hosted by Samuel Otten, University of Missouri.
Sam is an assistant professor of mathematics education at the University of Missouri. https://sites.google.com/site/samuelottenonline/
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