Prospective Mathematics Teachers’ Conceptions of Equitable Mathematics”

Thursday, March 12, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Free Event

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Core Lunch Series, Conversations on Research in Education, presents “Prospective Mathematics Teachers’ Conceptions of Equitable Mathematics” with Dr. Sarah Roberts Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education.

Dr. Sarah Roberts’ research focuses on issues of equity in mathematics education. In research with colleagues at two other universities, she and her colleagues provided secondary mathematics prospective teachers (PTs) several tasks related to equity in mathematics teaching. Dr. Roberts will describe one of these tasks, in which PTs responded to five quotations about equity in mathematics teaching and learning. She will describe how the students attended to equity in their written responses, classroom discussions, and post-discussion written reflections. While discussions regarding equity are becoming more commonplace in mathematics education, attending to issues of power and identity is still fairly rare.


All members of the UCSB community are invited to attend. Please bring your lunch. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Carla Whitacre ( by Wednesday, Mar. 11

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