Building a better math teacher: some (surprising) research into teachers' disciplinary knowledge

  • Date: 05/13/2010
Dr. Brent Davis, Distinguished Research Chair in Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary

Calgary Place Tower (Shell)


There is a long-standing assumption that more effective mathematics teaching is linked to taking more courses in mathematics. Unfortunately, despite extensive efforts, there is virtually no proof to support this suspicion. That dearth of evidence has prompted researchers to reframe their investigation of the mathematics that is important to effective teaching -- and the emerging research challenges many of the structures and emphases that define most school mathematics curricula and most teacher preparation programs.


12:00-1:00pm Calgary Place Tower 1 (330 5th Avenue SW), Room 1116 and 1118


Sign-up Deadline: Monday, May 10th, 2010

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The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is grateful for the support of Shell Canada Limited, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, and the University of Calgary for their support of this series of lectures.