CMP at Regional & National Conferences

NSF ECR Fundamental Research in STEM: Progress, Issues, & the Future

Promoting Productive Disciplinary Engagement and Learning with Open Problems and “Just-in-Time” Supports in Middle School Mathematics
 
September 25, 2017
Alexandria, VA
This project explores two broad hypotheses about how a new digital environment can improve middle school mathematics education: (1) overall disciplinary engagement and learning in mathematics from diverse classroom settings is enhanced through the use of open problems with “just-in-time”? supports, and (2) “just-in-time”? supports provide a mechanism to attend to the particular needs of students as they collaboratively engage in open problems, while maintaining integrity to the goals of the lesson and the underlying learning progressions.
Presented by Elizabeth Phillips and AJ Edson
Additional Details at 2017 ECR Fundamental Research in STEM

2017 ISDDE

Designing Digital Environments for Productive Disciplinary Engagement in Middle School Mathematics
 
November 6-9, 2017
University of California, Berkeley, CA
In this session, we will report on the digital design efforts to promote productive disciplinary engagement in middle school mathematics classrooms. Our work involves two related NSF-funded projects that build on existing digital platforms from Concord Consortium and units from the Connected Mathematics curriculum.
Presented by AJ Edson and Elizabeth Phillips
Additional Details at 2017 ISDDE Conference

2018 Annual AMTE Conference

Inscriptions: Developing, Recording, and Communicating Mathematical Understandings
 
February 8-10, 2018
Houston, Texas
This session focuses on how students use inscriptions to develop, record, and communicate their mathematical understandings. Participants will discuss the many opportunities and challenges teachers face with the interplay between student inscriptions and the development of mathematical understandings.
Presented by AJ Edson, Elizabeth Phillips, and Yvonne Grant
Additional Details at 2018 Annual AMTE Conference

2018 NCSM Annual Conference

Inscriptions: Developing and Communicating Deep Learning of Mathematics in Digital Learning Environments
 
April 23, 2018, at 3 p.m.
Washington, D.C.
Inscriptions refer to the external representations of thinking (e.g., text, graphical displays, equations, diagrams) that students use to develop, record, and communicate their mathematical understandings. Meaningful experiences with inscriptions require that students have opportunities to build on their prior experiences in ways where their thinking gets picked up, elaborated, and used in future work. Participants will discuss the many opportunities and complexities teachers face when implementing inscriptions in digital learning environments.
Presented by AJ Edson, Elizabeth Phillips, and Yvonne Grant