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Congratulations Dr. Dawn Teuscher, Kylie Palsky, and Charlie Palfreyman

Congratulations Dr. Dawn Teuscher, Kylie Palsky, and Charlie Palfreyman

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Dawn Teuscher and two student co-authors, Kylie Palsky and Charlie Palfreyman, were given the Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award from NCTM for their article "Inverse Functions: Why Switch the Variable?" which was published in the March 2018 issue of Mathematics Teacher.  They will be honored at the NCTM Conference in April 2019 in San Diego, California.
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Allyson Anderson’s Teaching Journey

Allyson Anderson’s Teaching Journey

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Learning to teach can be a tough process, but as Allyson Anderson knows a rewarding one too. Anderson, who graduated in April 2017, is now a full time 9th grade math teacher at American Fork junior high in her first full year of teaching. Going from classes at BYU to teaching real kids was not an easy transition as every teacher knows, but Anderson is especially grateful for the preparation she received from her classes and her teaching mentor. “My favorite part of student teaching was having a teaching partner who helped hold me accountable and helped me see the progress that I was making every day,” she said. “It was tough getting used to teaching every single day because I was always finding things I could improve upon every…
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Mathematics Education Colloquium with Dr. Kastberg

Mathematics Education Colloquium with Dr. Kastberg

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BYU Mathematics Education department invited Dr. Signe Kastberg from Purdue University to give a colloquium on March 29 on relational teacher education. Dr. Kastberg’s research interests are in mathematics teacher education, specifically relational practice including exploring and illustrating listening, trust, care, and empathy, and the ways in which these sustain and motivate student-teacher collaborations. “What we are trying to do was to foster interactions that help others and ourselves to grow, and there will be reciprocal interactions as we make ourselves vulnerable to others [the students] and showing who we are as a person, and then we will feel responsible for contributing to the growth of each other,” said Dr. Kastberg at the colloquium. . According to Dr. Kastberg’s research, relationships have been identified as foundational in professional education including…
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Support Teachers to Develop Productive Classroom Discussion

Support Teachers to Develop Productive Classroom Discussion

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BYU Mathematics Education Assistant Professor Kate Johnson co-authored the textbook “Mathematics discourse in secondary classrooms: A practice-based resource for professional learning”. The textbook was published in November 2017 after eight years of researching, writing, and evaluating. “I wrote most of the material when I was working on my doctorate at Michigan State University, and because of the amount of work and time that I put in, the faculty who is in charge at that time decided to recognize my work and put my name as one of the authors,” said Dr. Johnson.  The book provides seven professional learning modules that offer important ideas to assist students to engage in richer and deeper conversations in class, such as what kinds of conversation is more meaningful in learning mathematics. Another purpose of…
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3MT

3MT

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Congratulations to graduate students Haley Jeppson and Emily Hales.  They are the winners of our department's 3MT competition.  They moved on to the college competition were they both were awarded honorable mention.  Click here for more information from the college.
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