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Dr. Saenz-Ludlow – Colloquium

Join us on Monday, February 25th for a colloquium hosted by Dr. Adalira Saenz-Ludlow of University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The title of her talk is, ” Are Diagrams Conceptualizing Tools?”

Event: Feb. 25th, 3:00 pm in Aderhold room 229

Abstract: The colloquium will focus on the nature of diagrams and diagrammatic reasoning from the semiotics of Charles Sanders Peirce. What are the elements of Peircean SIGNS and why are they dynamic and evolving? Why do SIGNS depend on subjectivity without leaving behind objectivity? What kind of SIGNS are diagrams and what kind of reasoning do they mediate?  Examples from the mathematical activity of children and teachers as well as from the history of mathematics will shed light on diagrams as conceptualizing tools.

Please email to sign up for a meal or meeting with our guest. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Begles – February 22nd

It is time for the second Begles! Thanks to Dr. Sybilla Beckmann who has opened her home (please contact MESA for address)!

Hope you can make it and thanks for letting us know! To RSVP, use this Google Sheet. Please let us know if you will attend and, like always, bring friends, family, and significant others. 

Colloquium Series: Dr. Adalira Saenz-Ludlow

MESA is pleased to welcome Dr. Adalira Saenz-Ludlow, a University of Georgia graduate, back to Athens to deliver the first Colloquium of 2019. Dr. Saenz-Ludlow is a Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Under the umbrella of the Peircean sign theory, her research interests are the semiotic aspects in the conceptualization of mathematical objects and the intra-inter interpretation that occurs during classroom mathematical communication. More details of her talk coming soon!

Percentage and Trivia Night at Amici

When: Tuesday, February 5th from 5 pm – 10 pm

Where: Amici at 233 East Clayton Street, Athens, GA 30601

MESA is happy to announce that we have scheduled an exciting percentage night in February! This month we will be taking over Amici on February 5th from 5 pm – 10 pm. This is also their Trivia Night which they have been kind enough to let us crash! Dirty South Trivia has promised to include several mathematics based trivia questions and/or rounds to the night’s usually scheduled event.

MESA will receive 10% of the proceeds of sales associated with MESA affiliates from 5 pm to 10 pm. Please join us for dinner and stay for Trivia! Trivia starts at 8 pm. Make sure you tell your server you are will MESA.

Bring friends and family for this fun-filled evening!

Please RSVP here.

Begles – Tomorrow 1/24/2019

It is time for the first Begles of the New Year! Thanks to Dr. Denise Spangler who has opened her home (please contact MESA for address) to us for our first Begles PotLuck of 2019! Like past years, we will combine this with hosting doctoral student recruits

Dinner will be provided by Dr. Spangler. However, if you want to bring a special dish to share, you are more than welcome.

If possible, please complete the sign-up by next Tuesday, January 22nd. Hope you can make it and thanks for letting us know! To RSVP, use this Google Sheet. Please let us know if you will attend and, like always, bring friends, family, and significant others. 

Friendly Parking Notice from Dr.Spangler: People can park in the driveway or on the street. Just be considerate and do not park directly across from someone else’s driveway, as that makes it difficult for them to get out.

Colloquium – Jere Confrey

Come support our colloquium event!

November 5th, 2018

3:30 pm colloquium (4:30 pm Q&A)

Aderhold room G5 (224 for Q&A)

“Taking Learning Trajectories to Scale in a Digital Learning System for Middle School Math”

This talk reports on the design and implementation of Math-Mapper6-8, a digital learning system hosting a learning map organized around nine big ideas, learning clusters and constructs.  Underlying each construct is a learning trajectory (LT) and its associated CCSS-M standards. It is accompanied by a diagnostic assessment system for use within classroom instruction showing progress along the LTs.  The talk will focus on applying the validation framework to ratio reasoning and process of continuous validation, stressing the critical role of the interdisciplinary collaboration between learning scientists and psychometricians.

Confrey Colloquium Announcement

The Battle for the Golden Abacus

That’s right! It’s time TO BATTLE! Graduates and Faculty vs. Undergraduates in a winner take all kickball game! Winners get control of the Golden Abacus and bragging rights until spring! Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Game Location: Intramural Fields (Field #4)
Cookout Location: Family & Graduate Housing Community Center

10:15AM – Warm Ups & Socializing
11:00AM (prompt) – THE BATTLE
12:30PMish – Graduate & Faculty Celebratory Cookout Party
12:30PMish – Undergraduate Pity Cookout Party (same location as above cookout party)

To RSVP, go here. Can’t wait to see you there!