CMP at Regional & National Conferences

2018 PME-NA

Promoting Collaboration and Mathematical Engagement in a Digital Learning Environment
November 15-18, 2018
Greenville, SC
Presented by AJ Edson, Merve N. Kursav, and Amit Sharma.

Promoting mathematics learning without developing students’ engagement is a critical issue in the teaching and learning of mathematics. This study reports on the student and teacher perceptions on mathematics engagement in digital collaborative settings. Emerging themes arose through open coding of the student survey responses and the teacher interview. Findings revealed two themes: (a) the digital learning environment holds promise for promoting real-time collaboration and productive disciplinary engagement in mathematics and (b) in the digital learning environment, some students requested explicit opportunities for initial individual work before accessing a shared workspace on the digital platform.

More details at PME-NA Annual Conference.

Understanding the Nature of Uncertainty in Problem Solving Situations
November 15-18, 2018
Greenville, SC
Presented by Taren Going, Merve Kursav, Yvonne Slanger-Grant, Kristen Bieda, and AJ Edson.

Productive disciplinary engagement (PDE; Engle & Conant, 2002) describes classroom situations where students publicly engage in disciplinary practices. Researchers have argued that PDE is fostered when students engage in problematizing, where they grapple with genuine uncertainty about mathematical objects, among other characteristics. Building on work by Zaslavsky, this paper advances a framework to capture the nature of uncertainty in mathematics classrooms.

More details at PME-NA Annual Conference.