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Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching: What do familiar challenges look like in a brave, new world?

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March 29, 2019
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March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm

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One of the delights of mathematics teacher preparation is the opportunity to work with and learn alongside pre-service teachers of mathematics, to develop relationships, and to follow the trajectory of their journeys as mathematics educators. We live in a robust epoch of mathematics teacher education, with much research about both teaching and learning mathematics and a growing community of resources and scholars to inform our practice from multiple perspectives. In this “brave new world”, we continue to learn and increase our mathematical knowledge for teaching. In this talk, Tim Hendrix will explore some mathematical ideas that continue to reappear over time and how those ideas translate into challenges and opportunities in teaching mathematics and methods courses.

Tim Hendrix is an alumnus of UIUC (M.S. in Mathematics, M.S. in Music Education, Ph.D in Curriculum & Instruction) and a former staff member of MSTE. Currently, Tim is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Meredith College, a private liberal arts college for women in Raleigh, NC. Actively involved in the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), Tim has served as Executive Director of AMTE since 2014.