Concept Study - Profound Understanding of Teachers' Mathematics (15w5151)


(Werklund School of Education)

Paulino Preciado-Babb (University of Calgary)

Armando Solares Rojas (Universidad Pedagógica Nacional)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Concept Study - Profound Understanding of Teachers' Mathematics" workshop from August 30th to September 4th, 2015.

Mathematicians, educators and teachers meet together to explore mathematical concepts taught at elementary and secondary level. Extensive study of relevant concepts, including historical development, linguistic associations, diverse cultural underpinnings, and contemporary applications will inform teaching tasks intended to promote the emergence of mathematical understanding beyond the formal content in textbooks and program of studies. A bilingual setting, English and Spanish, and culturally specific representations of mathematical ideas will enrich our understanding of concepts as perceived and lived in different cultural backgrounds.
This workshop will nurture further collaboration for research and teacher education among scholars from Mexico and Canada.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry.

The research station in Banff is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT.