Why Is (Math) Teaching the Way It Is?

A. James Clark Hall, Room 1101

On Thursday, March 14, Professor Daniel Chazan kicks off the spring Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series with his talk, "Why is (Math) Teaching the Way It Is?" Chazan seeks explanations for the resistance of mathematics teaching to substantial reform. To do so, he explores a conceptualization of mathematics teaching as an outcome of what our society wants of mathematics education, rather than an input that influences student learning. He concludes with reasons to think that mathematics teaching may change more significantly in coming years.

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award honors senior tenured members of the faculty who combine outstanding scholarly accomplishment with excellence in teaching and personify our image of the professoriate. The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and administered by the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. 

Questions? Contact Donna DuBerry at dduberry@umd.edu.