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The Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (K-8): Why, What and How? May 25, 2005 - May 28, 2005
Registration Deadline: May 10, 2005 about 9 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: April 10, 2005 over 9 years ago
Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove CA
Organizers Deborah Ball, Chair, (University of Michigan), Herb Clemens (Ohio State University), David Eisenbud (MSRI), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska)
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Description Using Math to Teach Math (PDF 5.5MB) Second conference in the MSRI series "Critical Issues in Mathematics Education" This workshop will be held at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California. The conference takes as a premise that improving students’ mathematics learning depends on improving mathematics teaching, for which teachers’ knowledge of mathematics is a key factor. It will bring together different groups for whom issues of teachers’ mathematical knowledge are of critical concern, and explore current perspectives, evidence, and programs. Three questions structure its highly interactive design: 1. Why should K-8 teachers know mathematics? 2. What is the nature of the knowledge of mathematics needed for effective teaching? 3. What can mathematics departments and schools of education do to help teachers develop such knowledge? The conference will foster productive partnerships among research mathematicians, mathematics educators, educational researchers, teachers of school mathematics, and policymakers that will support them in their efforts. This conference is made possible by generous support from The National Science Foundation (www.nsf.gov), MfA Math for America(www.mathforamerica.org), Texas Instruments (www.ti.com). Noyce Foundation, and Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics
Download a copy of the MSRI MKT booklet (final PDF version: 1,045KB). Some Logistics The conference will start at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 25th. Dinner will be served later that evening. The conference will end at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 28th, and lunch will be served to all participants at about 12:00 noon on that day.

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May 25, 2005
Wednesday
05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
  Welcome and Introduction
David Eisenbud (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska)
07:45 PM - 09:00 PM
  Must Knowing How to Teach Be Limited by Teaching What One Knows?
Richard Schaar, Lee Shulman
May 26, 2005
Thursday
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
  Teacher's Knowledge of Mathematics
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan)
08:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  What Evidence Exists About the Relationship Between Teachers' Knowledge of Mathematics and Student Achievement?
Dan Fallon, Jim Hiebert (University of Delaware), Heather Hill, David Monk
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  What Mathematical Knowledge, Skill, and Habits Do Teachers Need in Order to Teach Effectively?
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan)
01:30 PM - 03:15 PM
  What Mathematical Knowledge, Skill, and Habits Do Teachers Need in Order to Teach Effectively?
Hyman Bass (University of Michigan), Pam Grossman, Roger Howe (Stanford University), Liping Ma, Randolph Philipp
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
  What Mathematical Knowledge, Skill, and Habits Do Teachers Need in Order to Teach Effectively?
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan)
04:00 PM - 05:10 PM
  Small group sessions: Exploring the Use/Role of Mathematics in Teaching.
Rheta Rubenstein, Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter
05:25 PM - 05:25 PM
  Consolidation in Whole Group--What Mathematical Knowledge or Skill is Required to do this Work?
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), Judith Flowers, Thomas Parker, Akihiko Takahashi, Alejandro Uribe, Cheryl Wilson
05:25 PM - 05:50 PM
  What Mathematical Knowledge, Skill, and Habits Do Teachers Need in Order to Teach Effectively?
Zalman Usiskin
05:25 PM - 05:50 PM
  Consolidation in Whole Group--What Mathematical Knowledge or Skill is Required to do this Work?
Mark Hoover (University of Michigan), Laurie Sleep
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  What Mathematical Knowledge, Skill, and Habits Do Teachers Need in Order to Teach Effectively?
Robert Moses (The Algebra Project)
May 27, 2005
Friday
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
  Teachers' Knowledge of Mathematics, and Ways to Develop It.
08:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  What Mathematical Knowledge, Skill, and Habits Do Teachers Need in Order to Teach Effectively?
Ruth Cossey (Mills College), William Velez (University of Arizona)
08:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  What Mathematical Knowledge, Skill, and Habits do Teachers Need in Order to Teach Effectively?
Jill Adler
08:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  What Mathematical Knowledge, Skill, and Habits Do Teachers Need in Order to Teach Effectively?
Carlos Cabana (San Lorenzo High School), Marta Civil, Lena Licon Khisty
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
  What Can Mathematics Departments and Schools of Education Do to Help Teachers Develop Such Knowledge?
Sybilla Beckmann (University of Georgia), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska), Richard (James) Milgram, Ira Papick
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  Small Group Sessions with Mathematicians and Educators Who Either Develop Materials for Teachers' Learning of Mathematics for Teaching or Who Work with Preservice or Experienced Teachers.
Nicholas Branca, Winnie Gilbert (Los Altos High School), Ken Gross, Stefanie Hassan (Little Lake School District), Steve Klass, Raven McCrory, Ira Papick, Hung-Hsi Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  Small Group Sessions with Mathematicians and Educators Who Either Develop Materials for Teachers' Learning of Mathematics for Teaching or Who Work with Preservice or Experienced Teachers.
Scott Baldridge (Louisiana State University), Sybilla Beckmann (University of Georgia), Ruth Heaton (University of Nebraska), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska), Daniel Maki, Ted Stanford, Kristin Umland (University of New Mexico)
07:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  What Can Mathematics Departments and Schools of Education Do to Help Teachers Develop Such Knowledge?
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), Dan Fallon, Roger Howe (Stanford University), Richard (James) Milgram
May 28, 2005
Saturday
08:45 AM - 10:00 AM
  What Are the Critical Next Steps with Respect to Policy? What are Directions for Research? Come Back to Evidence.
Linda Curtis-Bey, Dan Fallon, Tom Fortmann, Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska), Cathy Seeley, Diane Spresser
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  What Are the Critical Next Steps with Respect to Policy? What are Directions for Research? Come Back to Evidence.
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), Ruth Cossey (Mills College), David Eisenbud (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Jeremy Kilpatrick