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Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series: "Enacting the Standards for Mathematical Practice from the Common Core State Standards: Challenges and Opportunities"
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 3:15pm

The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series*
presents

Kristen Bieda
Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University

Enacting the Standards for Mathematical Practice from the Common Core State Standards: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract:  The Common Core State Standards asserts that one facet of mathematical proficiency is the ability to generate and critique mathematical arguments. This recommendation is not new considering the history of mathematics education reform, but the wide adoption of the Common Core Standards, and their link to standardized assessments, brings new impetus for teachers to engage students in this fundamental mathematical practice. In this talk, I will discuss the implications of findings from three studies investigating the nature of students' experiences with generating arguments in math classrooms, including the role of curriculum, classroom discourse and classroom norms. The challenges and opportunities provided by the Standards for Mathematical Practice, for mathematics teachers and mathematics teacher educators, will be discussed.

Friday, December 2nd, 2011, 3:15pm
Neuberger Hall room 454
(Refreshments served at 3:00 Neuberger Hall room 344)


* Sponsored by the Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series Fund and the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics, PSU. This event is free and open to the public.