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WINTER/SPRING 2017

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A Teacher and a Mathematician

MTCs have enormous potential to affect “the identity element” — teachers’ beliefs about themselves and about mathematics.

Katie A. Hendrickson

FEATURES

MDMTC summer immersion workshop 2015 edited

A Circle in the Delta

A Math Teachers’ Circle extends a Math Science Partnership

Liza Cope
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Spot It!

Spotting mathematical structure in a children’s game

Tom Clark
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Freeing the Clones

Exploring paradox through mathematical games

Kimberly Muller

NEWS AND VIEWS

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Taton Becomes Director of Mathematics for School District of Philadelphia

Joshua Taton brings the MTC spirit to the School District of Philadelphia

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Bolognese, Davis, Phelps, Ray, Sudnick Win Ohio Teaching Awards

Five Ohio MTC members were recognized with awards from the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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Capasso, Hill Win Presidential Awards

Liz Capasso (Fairfield County MTC) and Patty Hill (MTC Austin) win the nation’s highest recognition for math and science teachers

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Danforth Presents at National Conferences

Heather Danforth (AIM MTC) presented on Math Teachers’ Circles at two conferences this fall


DEPARTMENTS

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A Note from AIM: Identities and Connections

As the MTC Network grows larger, our understanding of how MTCs affects teachers deepens

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Dispatches from the Circles

Local updates from across the country

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Opportunities

Special events, recognitions, careers

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Summer/Autumn 2016

Symmetries in quilt blocks, lottery scams, and a physical experience of √2.

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Winter/Spring 2016

Featuring a tasty classroom lesson on fractions. Plus: how teachers + mathematicians benefit from MTCs.

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Summer/Autumn 2015

Sustaining an MTC over the long term and connecting MTCs across the state.

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Winter/Spring 2015

Liar’s Bingo, compositions, and a cryptography-themed Problem Circle.

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VIEW RESOURCES FROM THIS ISSUE

Page 4: A Teacher and a Mathematician
  • Anderson, R. (2007). Being a mathematics learner: Four faces of identity. Mathematics Educator, 17(1), 7–14.
  • Cobb, P., Gresal , M., & Hodge, L. L. (2009). An interpretive scheme for analyzing the identities that students develop in mathematics classrooms. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 40, 40–68. doi: 10.2307/40539320
  • Cohen, J. L. (2010). Getting recognised: Teachers negotiating professional identities as learners through talk. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26, 473–481. doi: 10.1016/j. tate.2009.06.005
  • Hendrickson, K. A. (2016). (Doctoral dissertation). Math Teachers’ Circles: The effects of a professional development community on mathematics teachers’ identities. Retrieved from Ebscohost. (EACCD63BC675FBD1)
  • Martin, D. B. (2000). Mathematics success and failure among African-American youth: The roles of sociohistorical context, community forces, school influence, and individual agency. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • National Research Council (2001). Adding it up: Helping children learn mathematics. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
Page 8: A Circle in the Delta
Page 10: Spot It!
Page 13: Freeing the Clones
Page 19: Opportunities
  • The Global Math Project aims to engage a million students and teachers around the world during Global Math Week 2017.
  • Rosenthal Prize: applications are now open for a $25,000 prize for innovation and inspiration in math teaching.
  • Presidential Awards: applications are now open for the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers.
  • Great Hearts Academies is hiring mathematics faculty and apprentice teachers.