Dr. Elise Lockwood – Colloquium

This past Thursday, September 8, 2016, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Elise Lockwood from Oregon State University for our first fall colloquium! The video of her talk can be found here. Details on Dr. Lockwood’s talk are below.

Dr. Elise Lockwood introducing her colloquium on September 8, 2016Dr. Elise Lockwood giving the introduction to her fantastic talk
to UGA students and faculty

Title:
Investigating Students’ Generalizing Activity: Two Contrasting Cases from and Undergraduate Combinatorial Context

Abstract:
Dr. Elise Lockwood provides two contrasting cases of students who solved a series of combinatorial tasks that were designed to facilitate generalizing activity. In these cases, each student generated what externally appeared to be the same representation – a general outcome structure that both students spontaneously developed. However, upon further examination, the ways in which the two students’ understood and subsequently used the general representation differed significantly. Lockwood seeks to explain these differences by identifying two types of relating that emerged in the study, and by connecting this relating to Piaget’s notion of reflective abstraction. By comparing and contrasting these students, we gain insight into the kinds of activity that promote both efficacious generalization and robust combinatorial reasoning. Lockwood concludes with implications and directions for further research.

 

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Begles Potluck

Thanks to Dr. Jim Wilson and his lovely wife for opening the doors of their home to host our first Begles gathering this year. If you have a favorite dish you would like to share, please bring it, and together we will create a memorable evening. To RSVP, please sign up on this google sheet! If you are not bringing a dish, that is okay, just leave that part blank! Please spread the word to other MESA members and Mathematics Education faculty, staff, and students.

We hope to see you there!

WHO:
Mathematics Education Students & Faculty, as well as family and friends

WHEN:
Friday, September 23, 2016
5:30 – 8:30 pm

WHERE:
290 Hampton Ct, Athens, GA
(Dr. Jim Wilson’s house)

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Welcome Back!

This is Dean Stevenson, the President of MESA for the 2016-2017 school year. On behalf of MESA, welcome back to UGA this fall! We hope you are ready for some great speakers and events that MESA will be hosting this year! Please browse the pages above for important dates and information.

We are currently selling memberships for both new members and those looking to renew memberships from now until August 26th (next Friday). The price is $10 for undergraduates and $15 for all others! Take a look at our “Membership” page for more information and to sign up!

On Saturday, August 20th, we will be hosting our bi-annual Faculty vs. Student Kickball game at Sandy Creek Park. The festivities start at 9AM and all are welcome (MESA and non-MESA members alike). Take a look at the “Calendar” page to get the details! We hope to see you there!

We hope to have links to last year’s colloquia talks on our website soon! In the mean time, our YouTube channel should have most, if not all, of those talks!

If you have any questions, you can contact any MESA officer by using the “Contact” page! Have a great week!

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Dr. Goldin Colloquium resources

Hi all!

We’d like to thank everyone who attended Dr. Gerald Goldin’s colloquium earlier this week. He would like to thank everyone who came. He has also provided resources that might be of interest if you are interested in his line of research. We will upload the video as soon as we can.

Goldin 2014 Perspectives on Emotion proofs for Pekrun & Linnenbrink, Intl-Handbook

Goldin Epstein Schorr Warner 2011 ZDM 43(4) 547-560

Goldin 2003 Developing Complex Understandings

Goldin 2002 Meta-Affect and Belief Structures

DeBellis Goldin 2006 Affect and Meta Affect

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Dr. Gerald Goldin Colloquium Announcement

We are happy to have our second colloquium with Dr. Gerald Goldin from Rutgers University. Here are the details of his colloquium:

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Some Perspectives on Affect and Engagement in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Monday, October 5, 2015; 12:00NN-1:00PM, Aderhold 116

The affective domain is receiving increased attention as researchers focus on obstacles and affordances of student engagement with mathematics. In this talk, I shall discuss some important affective constructs which relate directly to mathematical teaching and learning.  Among the ideas considered are the importance and function of emotional feelings during mathematical activity, the idea that information important to learning is encoded affectively (interactions with cognition), the essential and transformative role of meta-affect (affect about affect, affect about cognition about affect, and the monitoring and regulation of affect), beliefs about mathematics and self-efficacy beliefs, students’ (longer-term) motivational orientations, various “in the moment” motivating desires that can foster (or inhibit) students’ mathematical engagement, and several proposed “engagement structures.” Some broader implications are suggested for mathematics teacher preparation, for our own teaching, and for the wider mathematics community.

Light refreshments will be served.

Meet and Greet with Graduate Students for Lunch on October 5

Please email mesacolloquium@uga.edu if you would like to go to the Meet and Greet.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

We hope to see you there!

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Dr. Marilyn Strutchens Colloquium Announcement

We are happy to kick-off our 2015-2016 colloquium series with Dr. Marilyn Strutchens from Auburn University. Here are the details of her colloquium:

Strutchens

Twenty-two Years of Striving for Equitable Practices in Mathematics Education

Thursday, September 17; 2:00-3:00 PM

Aderhold 206

An excellent mathematics program requires that all students have access to a high quality mathematics curriculum, effective teaching and learning, high expectations, and the support and resources needed to maximize their learning potential. (NCTM, 2014, p. 59)

For more than 22 years Dr. Marilyn Strutchens has been actively pursuing ways to make the teaching and learning of mathematics more equitable for all students. In this colloquium she will share her journey, provide insights into some of the projects and publications for which she is associated, and engage participants in activities that will encourage them to enact equitable practices in their work. Works related to the following topics will be discussed: student achievement and engagement, equitable teaching practices, and parental involvement.

Light refreshments will be served.

Meet and Greet with Graduate Students for Lunch on September 17

Please email mesacolloquium@uga.edu if you would like to go to the Meet and Greet

If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

Hope to see you there!

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BEGLES POTLUCK on September 18, at 5 PM

Join us for food and conversation! The event poster, Facebook event, and potluck signup sheet are all below. We hope to see you there!

 

 

RSVP

https://www.facebook.com/events/489952884519329/

SIGN UP

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ug9ZjVcyW7gpjdzwzVCN7CB5PMI2-cYiz3W4q252iFI/edit

EVENT POSTER

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzaybA8Q319DazV2MERtSjJvQkE/view?pli=1

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MESA membership reminder

The MESA Fall membership drive ends September 3, 2015 . Check your email. Don’t be left out.

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MESA Election Results

The elections are now closed and, with that, congratulations to our new MESA officers!

MESA Officers of 2015 – 2016:
President: Irma Stevens
Vice-President: Eun Jung
Secretary: Leighton Mcintyre
Treasurer: Burak Olmez
NCTM Representative: Kirsten Keels
Co-colloquium chairs: Oguz Koklu and Eric Siy

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BEGLES Friday, April 10th at 4:30 P.M.

Join us for the 3rd BEGLES event of the semester at 290 Hampton Court. Snacks will be provided.

RSVP by emailing your MESA secretary at istevens@uga.edu or by going to https://www.facebook.com/events/1617292091848552/

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