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Dr. Farshid Safi to Present 2 Invited Sessions at NCTM Conference

Dr. Farshid Safi will present two invited sessions at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. In addition, the 4 students in his guided study course this term (MTT 392 – Guided Study in Mathematics Education) will be attending the conference and assisting with the sessions. They are Elizabeth Egan, Allison Lombardi, Erin Suozzo, and Amanda Wegman.

Friday, October 21, 2011: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Room 322 (Atlantic City Convention Center)

Lead Speaker: Farshid Safi

Experience this interactive session focusing on students’ reasoning and sense making using dynamic technology. Explore strategies that connect mathematical notions including finding solutions to algebraically “unsolvable” problems. Multiple perspectives that promote classroom discourse and involve dynamic technology and software will be discussed.

Presentation Format: Preservice and In-Service Gallery Workshop
Grade Band Audience: Preservice and Inservice


Friday, October 21, 2011: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Room 405/406 (Atlantic City Convention Center)

Lead Speaker: Farshid Safi

Dynamic technology software can help promote effective classroom discourse and engage students in purposeful reasoning and conjecturing. This session will highlight pedagogical perspectives in connecting mathematical notions using the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework.

Presentation Format: Research Session
Grade Band Audience: Higher Education, 9 to 12