Speaker: Michelle Cirillo, University of Delaware; Jennifer Reed, Odyssey Charter Middle School, Delaware

Title: Learning Together Through Collaborative Research: The Case of Proof in Secondary Mathematics

Date: 11/20/2019

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Place: 252 EH

The Proof in Secondary Classrooms (PISC) project is a design and development research study focused on secondary students’ success with mathematical proof. The goal of this project was to develop a new and improved intervention to support the teaching and learning of proof. The central research objective of this project was to develop a pedagogical framework and a corresponding set of lesson plans and support materials to guide teachers toward improving students’ success with proof. The primary educational objective of this project was to support mathematics educators in understanding particular sub-goals of proof and developing strategies for teaching them. We present data and findings from our three-year collaboration on this project (2016-2019), which made use of ideas from design research and lesson study, and we discuss lessons learned through our collaboration.