### COLUMBUS DAY MATHEMATICAL MODELING OCTOBERFEST SYMPOSIUM

- 179 Grace Dodge Hall, Teachers College
- 10/14/2013, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

A year from now, school systems all over the country will be
getting ready to begin to teach mathematical modeling as part of their adoption
of the Common Core State Standards. This
conference aims to take a concentrated look at the teaching of modeling, with
ideas from international and national experts on how teachers can prepare to
carry out this new task and fit it into their existing responsibilities, how
students can learn modeling, and how everyone concerned can assess how
successful the effort has been. We will
also examine how modeling will affect existing relationships between the system
of mathematics education and mathematics itself.

The Modeling Octoberfest includes presentations by the
following international experts:

**Werner Blum**,
Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Kassel, received his PhD in
pure mathematics from the University of Karlsruhe in 1970. He is currently
professor of mathematics education at the University of Kassel. His
research interests include mathematical modeling and applications, mathematical
literacy and quality of instruction, as well as international comparisons.

**Rita Borromeo Ferri, **Professor
of Mathematics Education**, **University
of Kassel, received her master’s degree in primary education in 1999 from the
University of Siegen and both her PhD in Mathematics Education and her master’s
degree in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Hamburg in 2004, where
she also received her Habilitation in Mathematics Education in 2010. Since 2011
she has been a professor of mathematics education for the secondary level at
the University of Kassel. Her current research areas include applications and
modeling in mathematics education, mathematical thinking styles, and higher
mathematics education.** **

**Sol Garfunkel, **Executive
Director,** **Consortium for Mathematics
and its Applications (COMAP), received his PhD in mathematical logic from the
University of Wisconsin in 1967. He served on the mathematics faculties of
Cornell University and the University of Connecticut at Storrs for eleven years
and has dedicated the last 25 years to research and development efforts in
mathematics education. He has been the Executive Director of COMAP since its inception
in 1980.

**Alan Schoenfeld, **Elizabeth
& Edward Conner Professor of Education and Affiliate Professor of
Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley. After obtaining his PhD in
mathematics from Stanford in 1973, Schoenfeld turned his attention to issues of
mathematical thinking, teaching, and learning.** **

**Hugh Burkhardt, **Shell Centre for Mathematics Education and University of California, Berkeley,
a theoretical physicist, has always seen modeling everyday life
situations as central to a high-quality education in mathematics. Since
1982, he has led a series of assessment projects with US and UK test
providers who sought to align their tests with learning goals. Based at
the University of Nottingham’s Shell Center and UC Berkeley, he takes
an “engineering” view of educational research and development - that it
is about using imaginative design and systematic development to make a
complex system work better. He led the foundation of ISDDE, the *International Society for Design and Development in Education*, and its e-journal *Educational Designer*.

**EVENT SCHEDULE**

**9:00 - 9:30 Registration**

**9:30 - 10:30 Rita
Borromeo Ferri**

Teaching Mathematical Modeling: The
Teacher’s Responsibility

**10:30 - 10:45 Discussion**

**10:45 - 11:00 Break**
*(refreshments provided)*

**11:00 - 12:00 Alan
Schoenfeld**

Mathematical Modeling, Sense-Making, and the Common Core State
Standards

**12:00 - 1:30 Octoberfest
lunch**

**1:30 - 2:15 ****Hugh Burkhardt***Mathematical Modeling: Assessing Student
Achievement*

**2:15 - 3:00 ****Werner Blum**

Mathematical Modeling: How Can Students
Learn to Model?

**3:00 - 3:15 Discussion**

**3:15 - 3:30 Break** *(refreshments provided)*

**3:30 - 4:30 Sol Garfunkel & Henry O.
Pollak**

Mathematical Modeling: The Future of
Education

**4:30 - 5:30 Bruce Vogeli** & Sol Garfunkel

In Appreciation of Dr. Henry O. Pollak

**6:30 - 7:30** **Buffet dinner**

**7:30 - 9:00 Colloquium – Alan Schoenfeld**

What Counts in Mathematics Classrooms? A Framework for Looking at
What Matters and Thoughts about How One Might Use These Ideas for Professional
Development

Registration fee: TC students, alumni, faculty, and staff - free! Participants not affiliated with TC - $100

### Non-TC students register here:

### http://www.tc.edu/rsvp/12758

### TC students register here:

### http://www.tc.edu/rsvp/12757

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- Krystle Hecker
- (212) 678-3381