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OUTREACH

Wonder, understand

THE WONDER OF MATHEMATICS: [coming soon] Out-of-school learning experiences … see samples.

MATH + CODING WORKSHOPS: I have been offering professional learning workshops for educators, to support the new grades 1-9 mathematics curricula in Ontario. See self-serve workshops.

MKN: I have worked for several years to support the work of MKN‘s Computational Modelling in Mathematics Education CoP, and served as MKN co-director.

TEACHING

Math education MPED

I recently taught Mathematics for Teachers (for Intermediate/Senior teacher candidates). The course title is misleading, and a better title would be Mathematics for Teachers & Students. I loved teaching and learning in this class!

I look forward to teaching this course again in 2022-2023, as well as two courses in our MPED program: Mathematics Education Through the Arts and Computational Modelling in Mathematics and Science Education.

RESEARCH

I have worked for many years, in K-10 classrooms in Ontario (as well as in Brazil), collaborating with educators to research the design mathematics experiences that offer students a sense of mathematical wonder.

In 2022, I received SSHRC funding for a new 3-year mathematics + computer programming project, focusing on grades 9-10.

In 2021, we started a new 5-year mathematics education research project, funded by SSHRC, led by Dr. Immaculate Namukasa, focusing on Kafai’s idea of computational participation.

EduAppps

We just finished a multi-disciplinary ORF:RE project, developing and researching apps and support resources.

ON MY MIND

Mathematics education
Why elephants have big ears

I think we need a much greater focus on the quality of the mathematics we teach. Pedagogy alone cannot improve shallow mathematics we bring to our classrooms.

See Part 1 and Part 2 of my blog post.

Social media & AI
AI/tech story

I am concerned about the surveillance role of social media and AI in our society.

Read the graphic story Meehaneeto.