Math Student Colen to Attend Summer Workshops

Posted on 4/29/2011 12:28:29 PM

Jung Colen, a student in the M.Ed. in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education program, has been selected to attend the following workshops:

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley, Calif., will sponsor “Critical Issues in Mathematics Education: The Mathematical Education of Teachers” on May 11–13, 2011. The workshop will showcase materials and successful teacher education programs, examine the Common Core State Standards and its implications, and explore how mathematics education research can improve practice. The audience for the workshop includes mathematicians, mathematics educators, classroom teachers, and education researchers who are concerned with improving the teaching of mathematics and, in particular, the mathematical education of teachers.

University of Michigan will sponsor “IBL Workshop on Inquiry Based Learning” on May 21–25, 2011. Inquiry-based learning (IBL) has been highly successful both in mathematics and mathematics education environments. Via IBL, students actively participate in their mathematical education. They become adept at understanding and explaining mathematics.

This workshop will discuss IBL methods in a variety of settings. In particular experienced instructors will present on

  • The Freshman Experience
  • The Math Major Experience
  • Math Education
  • Assessment

Workshop participants will be prepared to present effective IBL style courses after the workshop. Participants will be connected to a mentoring support system to help them as they implement these ideas in their own institutions.

Presenters will come from a diverse set of institutions: California Polytechnic University, De Paul University, Kenyon College, Marshall University, University of Chicago, UCSB, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, and University of Texas.

Department of Mathematics