The Mathematics Education Student Association
invites you to the colloquium:


" Teachers Making Sense of a Mathematical Professional Development Experience"




Dr. Sarah Ledford


Kennesaw State University

 Department of Mathematics and Statistics


The purpose of this study was to understand how teachers make sense of their professional development experience for their own learning, their studentsŐ learning, and their teaching. Three teachers were observed and interviewed during a professional development course where the goal of the course was for the teachers to develop their mathematical content knowledge. The mathematics instruction of the course was similar to how these teachers are expected to teach in their classrooms with a course emphasis on using technology to explore mathematics. The participantsŐ experiences were broken into their making sense of the mathematics, technology, and problem solving, and their making sense was observed as assimilation (content was not problematic) or perturbation (content was problematic) and how they dealt with each.


Wednesday, February 7, 2007

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Rm 102 Aderhold Hall


*****Refreshments Will Be Served*****


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