Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology

Wednesday April 10, 2013 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | BB&T Room 109

Many mathematics teacher education programs have been pursuing ways to integrate technology tools in courses for future mathematics teachers. Each university develops their own models and courses. The PTMT project, funded through NSF’s TUES program since 2005, has developed an innovated approach to prepare teachers in ways that: (1) enhances their understanding of foundational concepts in data analysis and probability, geometry and algebra, (2) engages them with dynamic technologies commonly accessible in schools, and (3) builds opportunities to consider students’ understanding of mathematics when using such dynamic tools, including video cases.

Our approach is built from a research base on students’ and teachers’ use of dynamic tools. However, the team also conducts research on teachers’ and students’ use of the tools and tasks in our curricula materials that have informed curricula revisions, as well as our faculty development efforts to support mathematics teacher education faculty in using our approach. The session will highlight aspects of our curriculum, summarize our faculty development and dissemination efforts and include a discussion of three recent research studies.

Speakers:
Hollylynne Lee, Associate Professor in Mathematics Education, NC State University
Karen Hollebrands, Associate Professor in Mathematics Education, NC State University
Allison McCulloch , Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education, NC State University
Graduate Research Assistants, all Ph.D. students in Mathematics Education at NC State University, are Marggie Gonzalez, Tyler Pulis, Blake Whitley, and Kayla Chandler

Speaker bios and more information about the project are available at http://ptmt.fi.ncsu.edu.

This event is an installment of the FI Seminar Series. The FI Seminar Series showcases innovative work from FI research and engagement teams, as well as that of our partners in the College of Education, throughout NC State University, and across the nation. These seminars are an opportunity for informal presentation, discussion and engagement in our community, allowing us to increase collaboration and advance our work by learning from colleagues and peers. The FI Seminar Series is open to the public.