The original thought for this site was to have a place for people to find my presentations and documents associated with my work in mathematics education. I have a passion for improving the world through the teaching and learning of mathematics and this is the way that I can share it more broadly. Another thought is to use this site to centralize resources that I have found useful in hopes that others could use them as well.
Got an email today telling me that my paper “Struggling forward: Refining a framework for teaching mathematics with and for social justice” was accepted as a Brief Research Report to be presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education – North America (PME-NA) Annual Meeting. This is a more scholarly presentation of the presentation I gave at the NCTM Annual Meeting in April. This year The Ohio State University is hosting the annual meeting from October 28-31, 2010 (check out the website http://pmena.org/2010/) , so I will be heading to Ohio in the fall.
Had a great experience giving my presentation “Striving to Teach Mathematics for Social Justice: A Learning Experience” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting in San Diego. My previous experiences presenting have been to relatively small rooms. Imagine my surprise when I walk into a room set up for hundreds! I enjoyed sharing my experience attempting to teach mathematics for social justice in a high school classroom and received helpful questions and feedback. A key question I received was about resources or research about teaching mathematics for social justice within a rural context. This question is the same one that has led me to engage in my dissertation study to start in the fall.