The Mathematics Education Student Association
invites you to the colloquium:

The Role of Mathematical Conversations in Supporting Student Learning



Dr. Beatriz DŐAmbrosio

Indiana University


In this presentation I will discuss the development of classroom conversations and the different types of listening that support student learning. The study that will be described occurred in a large urban school district at the middle grades level. I will share a particular teaching episode in which the children engaged in a large group conversation and wrote journal entries after the conversation. The analysis of the journals provides evidence of how the childrenŐs reasoning was influenced by their understanding of their peerŐs ways of thinking about the problem.


Beatriz DŐAmbrosio is an Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to that time she was a faculty member in mathematics education at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include inquiry into the practices of constructivist teachers, studying the type of listening needed to create opportunities to learn built on a model of the mathematics of the learner. She has also studied the work of teacher researchers and how to support teachers who use systematic inquiry to reflect on their practice.


Friday, April 22, 2005

12:00 Đ 2:30 pm

Georgia Center

Banquet Room 101


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*****Lunch Will Be Served*****


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