2015 Conference

About this Conference

“Mathematics Matters in Education” Workshop in Honor of Roger Howe

March 26 - 28, 2015

Conference attendees can download the group photo here

Thursday, March 26 – Afternoon Session

Section 1: What is the state of the field of mathematical knowledge needed for teaching?

Session Time Session Details
12:30 – 2:00 On-site registration (a light lunch is also provided)
2:00 – 2:15 Welcome and workshop logistics – Texas A&M University
2:15 – 3:00 Keynote Speaker – Deborah Ball
3:00 – 3:20 MKT Talk 1: Patrick Thompson - What teachers need to mean: An alternative perspective on MKT for secondary mathematics
3:30 – 3:50 MKT Talk 2: Sybilla Beckmann - The mathematical education of future elementary- and middle-grades teachers and the Common Core
4:00 – 4:30 Coffee break
4:30 – 4:50 MKT Talk 3: Hung-Hsi Wu - The content knowledge teachers need to teach ratio and percent
5:00 – 5:45 Responder’s Panel
Three panelists react to the afternoon’s talks and discuss what needs to be priorities for the field.
W Gary Martin (moderator)
Glenn Stevens
Marilyn E. Strutchens
Mark Hoover
6:00 – 6:45 Reception

Friday, March 27 – Morning Session

Section 2: What are the core ideas and practices in the K-12 mathematics curriculum?

Session Time Session Details
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 Overview of Day 2
8:40 – 9:25 Keynote Speaker – Phil Daro
9:30 – 10:00 Core Ideas Talk 1: Karen Fuson - Building on Roger Howe’s Three Pillars in Kindergarten to Grade 6 Classrooms
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 10:50 Core Ideas Talk 2: Hyman Bass - Is K-12 mathematics like building a mansion or occupying a terrain?
11:00 – 11:20 Core Ideas Talk 3: Scott Baldridge - Examples of Curriculum Frames in Eureka Math
11:30 – 12:15 Responder’s Panel
Three panelists react to the morning’s talks and discuss what needs to be
priorities for the field.
James Madden (moderator)
Dick Askey
Dick Stanley
Kristin Umland
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

Friday, March 27 – Afternoon Session

Session 3: How do we support mathematicians who want to engage productively in K-12 mathematics education?

Session Time Session Details
1:30 – 2:15 Keynote Speaker - James Lewis
2:20 – 2:40 Talk 1: Amy Cohen-Corwin - Engaging and Supporting Mathematicians to Enhance Education in Mathematics
2:50 – 3:10 Talk 2: Solomon Friedberg - Math faculty contributing to K-12 education: the view of a department chair
3:20 – 3:50 Coffee break
3:50 – 4:10 Talk 3: Yvonne Lai - Mathematical scale, cognition of teaching, and teacher education
4:20 – 4:40 Talk 4: Peter Trapa - K12 teacher preparation programs and research departments
4:50 – 5:35 Responder’s Panel
Three panelists react to the afternoon’s talks and discuss what needs to be
priorities for the field.
Patsy Wang-Iverson (moderator)
James A. Epperson
Jane F Schielack
Jerry Dwyer
  Dinner on your own

Saturday, March 28 – Morning Session

Section 4: Working together to advance mathematics education: Reflection and looking forward

Session Time Session Details
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 8:50 Talk 1: Diane Briars - From Pockets of Excellence to Systemic Improvement in Mathematics Education
9:00 – 9:20 Talk 2: Zalman Usiskin - Approaching Euclidean Geometry Through Transformations
9:30 – 9:50 Talk 3: John Ewing - Who are the experts?
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:15 Roger Howe
11:15 Closing thoughts – Yeping Li with other organizers