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Unformatted text preview: Research in Mathematics Education: Research in Mathematics Education: New Directions for Two-Year Colleges New Directions for Two-Year Colleges April Strom, Scottsdale Community College (AZ) April Strom, Scottsdale Community College (AZ) Ann Sitomer, Portland Community College (OR) Ann Sitomer, Portland Community College (OR) Mark Yannotta, Clackamas Community College (OR) Mark Yannotta, Clackamas Community College (OR) Amy Volpe, Glendale Community College (AZ) Amy Volpe, Glendale Community College (AZ) R M E T Y C esearch in athematics ducation in wo- ear olleges Purpose: To encourage and support quality research in mathematics education in two-year colleges, conducted by two-year college faculty. New AMATYC Committee Guiding Questions Why conduct research in mathematics education at community colleges? Theory without practice is empty; practice without theory is blind (Kwame Nkrumah, 1966). Schoenfeld (2000) says Research in mathematics education has two main purposes, one pure and one applied: Pure (Basic Science): To understand the nature of mathematical thinking, teaching, and learning; Applied (Engineering): To use such understandings to improve mathematics instruction. What are some examples of research studies and findings conducted by two-year college faculty? Current Trends in Math Education Cognitive Research: Focus on student reasoning Quantitative and Proportional Reasoning (Thompson, 1994; Smith III & Thompson, 2008) Covariational Reasoning (Carlson et al., 2002) Advanced Mathematical Thinking (Rasmussen & Zandieh, 2005); Realistic Mathematics Education (Freudenthal, 1991) Research-based curricula: Rational Reasoning Group (Arizona State); Abstract Algebra Group (Portland State) Presentations Talk 1: Experience as a researcher (Ann Sitomer) Talk 2: Experience as a subject (Mark Yannotta) Talk 3: Experience with research design (April Strom) Talk 4: Experience with data snooping (Amy Volpe) Exploring the Mathematical Exploring the Mathematical Knowledge Embedded in Knowledge Embedded in Adults Life Experiences Adults Life Experiences Ann Sitomer Portland State University Portland Community College Exploring the Mathematical Knowledge Embedded in Adults Life Experiences Exploring the Mathematical Knowledge Embedded in Adults Life Experiences Adult returning students in Adult returning students in developmental mathematics courses developmental mathematics courses Placement tests measure what adult returning students recall or do not recall about school mathematics....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 220 taught by Professor Kearn during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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