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Teaching Mathematics

Date:  Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Location:  Virtual (4:30 PM to 5:30 PM)

Title:  Discussion

Abstract:   In this session we will join a "tea" in the Department in which Katie Waddle, a current mathematics graduate student, will be sharing some of her experience using Complex Instruction.

Before starting her PhD at University of Michigan in 2020, Katie Waddle worked for 8 years in the San Francisco Unified School District as a high school teacher, gradually taking on additional roles developing curriculum and coaching new teachers. In those roles she learned, and then helped train others, in the use of "Complex Instruction". Complex Instruction is a set of pedagogical ideas and strategies based in groupwork, that promote equity in the classroom. The main premise of complex instruction is that all students are smart. One of the strategies in Complex Instruction, called "assigning competence", is to disrupt status hierarchies among students that arise naturally, by pointing out when students do or say things that are mathematically smart.


Speaker:  LCIT Discussion

Event Organizer:   Nina White


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