Department of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Colloquium Series

  •  Dr. Anna DeJarnette , University of Cincinnati ; Dr. Casey Hord, University of Cincinnati
  •  Blending Perspectives: Studies of Discourse and Gesturing in Math and Special Education.
  •  11/13/2020
  •  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  •  Online (virtual meeting) (Virtual Meeting Link)
  •  Lisa Keller (

In this talk we will share how our work as researchers in math education and, respectively, special education has led to an ongoing collaboration to support pre-service teachers to facilitate meaningful mathematical conversations and conceptual learning for all students. Anna will describe how she has applied techniques of discourse analysis to document different aspects of students’ talk, including how students negotiate authority and co-construct mathematical ideas. Casey will summarize his research on mathematics interventions for students with mild disabilities, including the use of gestures and visual representations. We will discuss how our research trajectories have led to our collaborative work, as well as the affordances and challenges of bridging different perspectives. Finally, we will share an example from our current research to illustrate how we integrate our analysis discourse and gesturing between students and pre-service teachers. Register in advance for the colloquium: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



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