COLUMBUS DAY MATHEMATICAL MODELING OCTOBERFEST SYMPOSIUM
Monday, October 14, 2013
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
179 Grace Dodge Hall, Teachers College
Registration fee: TC students, alumni, faculty, and staff - free! Participants not affiliated with TC - $100
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.
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 10:30 Rita
Teaching Mathematical Modeling: The Teacher’s Responsibility
10:30 - 10:45 Discussion
10:45 - 11:00 Break (refreshments provided)
11:00 - 12:00 Alan
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
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.
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