Geneseo Mathematics Colloquium Schedule
Tuesday, February 18, 2:45 - 3:35pm
Alden Edson, Western Michigan University
Problem-Based Instruction in a Digital World: Technology Affordances for Task Design and Enactment
Digital instructional resources are rapidly replacing print materials offering a promising direction for education at all levels. In this interactive session, we will examine pedagogical and tool features of a highly interactive digital instructional unit focusing on binomial distributions and statistical inference. This experience will be connected to a summary of how tasks originating in print curriculum materials can be adapted for highly interactive digital instructional materials and their affordances for student learning. We will next examine more closely the additional affordances of the tool features of the digital materials.
Thursday, February 20, 2:30 - 3:20pm
Michael Pawlikowski, Depew High School and University at Buffalo
Promoting Mathematical Discourse
This presentation includes key ideas from my doctoral research and how I use this research to enhance my mathematics instruction. These key ideas engage how small groups of students can work together to solve problems. Using a topic from calculus I will demonstrate how math educators can create a lesson designed to promote mathematical talk, argumentation, and reasoning. This demonstration will also provide mathematics majors an opportunity to see how innovative problem posing can lead to an increased conceptual understanding of mathematics.