Saturday, April 24, 2010

2011 ASCD Annual Conference Proposal

With only half of the teachers in primary schools having undergraduate degrees and a negligible number with a mathematics degree, bold actions are necessary to ensure tha a high-quality instruction is available to the majority of the students. This session shows how a coherent, dynamic framework is essential to achieve the desired educational goals.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Conferences 2011

epiSTEME - 4: Fourth international conference to review research on Science, TEchnology and Mathematics Education
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR), Mumbai, India, January 5-9, 2011
http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/episteme4

CERME 2011 - Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics
Rzeszow, Poland, February 9-13, 2011

XIII CIAEM — Inter-American Conference on Mathematics Education
Recife, Brasil, June 26-30, 2011.
http://www.ciaem-iacme.org/

ICTMT10 - 10th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching
University of Portsmouth, July 5-8, 2011
http://www.ictmt10.org/

PME 35 - CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL GROUP FOR THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
Ankara, Turkey, July 10-15, 2011

SEMT 11 - SYMPOSIUM ON ELEMENTARY MATHS TEACHING
Prague, Czech Republic, August 21-26, 2011
http://kmdm.pedf.cuni.cz/Default.aspx?PorZobr=7&PolozkaID=-1&ClanekID=267

ICMI Study 21 Conference
São Paulo, Brazil, September 16-20, 2011
http://www.icmi-21.com/

ICME-12 - Twelfth International Congress on Mathematical Education
Seoul, Korea, July 8-15, 2012
http://www.icme12.org/

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition, San Diego USA, 21-24 April 2010


NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition

Mathematics Problems from Primary Schools in Singapore (by SingaporeMath.com)
I used problems from the Primary Mathematics (Standards Edition) in this sessions to discuss the different roles of problems.

Making Connections: Problems from Singapore Classrooms
I used problems from textbooks, national examination (PSLE) and teacher-created problems as well as problems from lesson study to show the kind of problems typical in the Singapore classrooms.

Panel
Does Singapore Mathematics Enhance Student Learning in the United States?
I did the introduction to this panel presentation by describing selected aspects of mathematics teaching and learning in Singapore.

Special Event
What's The Theory Behind Singapore Math?
This session for teachers in California helped teachers understand the theoretical undepinning of Singapore Math - plus they get to see a video of problem solving in a Grade 1 class and solve some PSLE problems themselves.

The presentations are available at www.mathz4kidz.com and math.nie.edu.sg/T3