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The University of Wyoming Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (SMTC) is hosting a national seminar on Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Modeling in the Sciences (QRaMMS). The QRaMMS Symposium is supported by:
- NSF Pathways Project: a six university and five Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites national collaborative conducting research and development on 6-12 grade learning progressions for environmental science with a focus on carbon, water, and biodiversity
- Wyoming Institute for the Study and Development of Mathematical Education (WISDOMe): a national collaborative led by Wyoming Excellence Professor of Mathematics Education Dr. Larry Hatfield working in the areas of Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Modeling (QRaMM), Technology Tools and Applications in Mathematics Education (TTAME), and Developing Investigations of Mathematical Experience (DIME)
- University of Wyoming Research Office
The QRaMMS seminar will engage experts from science, mathematics, science education, and mathematics education in sharing their perspectives on the interdisciplinary topic of quantitative reasoning and modeling in science and mathematics education. Faculty from across the country will join University of Wyoming faculty in providing one hour online virtual presentations focused on expertise they bring to the QRaMMS conversation. Two national projects will participate in the seminar. Faculty from the NSF Pathways Project will discuss the impact of quantitative reasoning in learning progressions for environmental science. The WISDOMe national research collaborative will share a mathematics and mathematics education view of QR and modeling in the sciences. In addition, University of Wyoming scientists will provide cutting edge science examples of modeling from the environmental sciences, atmospheric sciences, and computational sciences, and University of Wyoming science educators and mathematics educators will work with graduate students to translate QR and modeling into K-12 classrooms.
The seminar will provide three hours of course credit for graduate students in science education and mathematics education through the Ph.D. level course EDCI 5480: Quantitative Reasoning and Modeling in Mathematics and Science Education. This course will engage a mixed cohort of graduate students from science education and mathematics education in translating the seminar presentations into practice. The graduate students will join the NSF Pathways Project and WISDOMe research initiative as active members creating curriculum and conducting research. Graduate students in EDCI 5480 will participate in both the virtual seminar on Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 MST and course meetings on Thursdays 3:30-5:00 MST.
Schedule - 2011 (those with (T) are tentative)
Jan. 11 - Patrick Thompson - ASU
Jan. 18 - Andy Anderson - MSU
Jan. 25 - Mark Lyford - UW
Feb. 1 - Richard Lesh - IU
Feb. 8 - Bryan Shader UW
Feb. 15 - Heather Johnson - UCD
Note: due to technical difficulties only half of the audio was recorded for this session. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
Feb. 22 - Steve Jackson - UW
Mar. 1 - Jennifer Forrester
Mar. 8 - Merav Ben-David - UW
Mar. 22 - Carlos Castillo-Carsow
Mar. 29 - Larry Hatfield - UW
Apr. 5 - Kevin Moore - UG
Apr. 12 - Scott Chamberlin - UW
Apr. 19 - John Moore - CSU
Apr. 26 - Richard Duschl - Penn State