Department Colloquium

The Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University presents colloquiua.

Time: Varies
Place: 6625 Everett Tower
Fall Semester 2019
Oct. 11: Kevin Dykema, Mattawan Schools

Fall 2019

Friday, oct. 11

The Role of Productive Struggle in Learning Math presented by Kevin Dykema, Mattawan Schools

2019 Mathematics Alumni Award Recipient

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Refreshments served at 2:50 p.m.

Abstract: In 2014, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics released 8 research-informed mathematics teaching practices with its publication of Principles to Actions. One of those 8 is supporting productive struggle in learning math, which provides a name to what many have done for years. Kevin will share his journey of learning about and implementing productive struggle through experiences as a middle school classroom teacher, graduate student at WMU, conducting professional development throughout the United States, involvement with Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as board members.