Amidon Planet Launched!

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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.

Amidon Planet production coming to Columbus, OH

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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.

Talking Math in San Diego, CA

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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.