CMP at Regional & National Conferences

The following talks will be given at regional and national conferences by members of the CMP staff at Michigan State University. Each talk addresses one of the current CMP research and professional development activities at Michigan State University.

2017 NCSM Conference

Student Work in Assessment: Opportunities to Assess Student Understanding of Mathematical Content and Practices
Amy Ray, Alden J. Edson, Yvonne Grant, & Elizabeth Phillips
Monday, April 3, 2017 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
San Antonio, TX
Student work provides a potentially new context for teachers to assess students’ abilities to compare, analyze, and critique the mathematical approaches and arguments of others. Participants will interact with examples of student work in assessment tasks and collaboratively discuss how assessment items could be adapted to include student work.
Arc of Learning: How Students' Understanding Develops Across a Connected Sequence of Mathematics Problems
Alden J. Edson, Elizabeth Phillips, & Yvonne Grant
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
San Antonio, TX
Student work provides a potentially new context for teachers to assess students’ abilities to compare, analyze, and critique the mathematical approaches and arguments of others. Participants will interact with examples of student work in assessment tasks and collaboratively discuss how assessment items could be adapted to include student work.
Powerful Classrooms Where All Students Reason and Communicate Proficiently in Mathematics
Yvonne Grant & Emma Trevino
Monday, April 3, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
San Antonio, TX
Teachers need ongoing support to implement rigorous and engaging mathematics. One challenge includes creating and maintaining a vision of a classroom that provides opportunities for students to participate in a powerful mathematics learning environment. Using observation resources, we will watch video and discuss elements of classrooms where all students are given the opportunity to reason and communicate proficiently in mathematics.

2017 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference

Arc of Learning Framework: Developing Conceptual Understanding
Alden J. Edson, Elizabeth Phillips, & Yvonne Grant
Wednesday, April 4, 2017 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
San Antonio, TX
The Arc of Learning is an important framework that describes five phases of student development of mathematical understanding within a problem-centered curriculum. It provides a tool for characterizing deeply grounded and connected learning, both in terms of practice and research. Participants will become familiar with the Arc of Learning by interacting with examples from a problem-centered curriculum.

2017 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting

Reimagining Curriculum-based Mathematics Tasks with Technology
Amanda Thomas & Alden J. Edson
April 5 -8, 2017
San Antonio, TX
Technology can transform mathematics teaching and learning. But where do you find tasks to fit your mathematical goals, or the time to add them to your lesson? One option is to start with the tasks you are already using! Bring your digital devices and join along as we use technology to re-envision tasks from printed curriculum materials.