NR.CUR19.003NUM Building a Thinking Mathematics Classroom - Beginning Cohort
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Building a Thinking Mathematics Classroom - Beginning Cohort
Presented by: Peter Liljedahl
Monday, November 05, 2018 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Coca Cola Centre 6 Knowledge Way, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

This Learning Opportunity is a series of 3 Days (when you register, you are registering for all 3 dates)

We know that problem solving is an effective way for students to think mathematically and to acquire deep knowledge and understanding of the mathematics they are learning.  Simply problemizing the mathematics curriculum, however, does not help constitute the practice that teachers want or students need.  Equally, infusion of problem-based learning into the mathematics curriculum does not help with the transformations we want to see in our classrooms.  In this presentation, Dr. Peter Liljedahl looks at a series of such tools, emerging from research, that can help to build an environment conducive to problem-based learning.  He will unpack his research that has demonstrated that problem-based learning environment and culture can quickly be established, even in classrooms where students resist change.

Lunch is included with registration.

The Coca Cola Centre does not allow outside food.

About the Presenter(s):
Peter Liljedahl

Dr. Peter Liljedahl is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education and an associate member in the Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He is the coordinator of the MSc and PhD Program in Mathematics Education and is a co-director of the David Wheeler Institute for Research in Mathematics Education at Simon Fraser University.

He is the former vice-president of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group and the current president of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Dr. Liljedahl serves on the editorial boards of ESM, JMTE, MTL, FMEJ, MERJ, and CJSMTE and is a senior editor of IJSME. He has authored or co-authored 7 books, 17 book chapters, 26 journal articles, and over 50 conference papers.  Dr. Liljedahl is also a member of the executive of the British Columbia Mathematics Teachers Association (BCAMT) and co-editor of their flagship journal, Vector.

Dr. Liljedahl is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. His research interests are creativity, insight, and discovery in mathematics teaching and learning; the role of the affective domain on the teaching and learning of mathematics; the professional growth of mathematics teachers; mathematical problem solving; numeracy; and engaging student thinking. He consults regularly with schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, assessment, and numeracy.


This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.
Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
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This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

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When you register, you are registering for all 3 dates.