Group for Educational Research in Mathematics GERM seminar

The GERM Seminar (Group for Educational Research in Mathematics) typically meets on Friday afternoons in Stevenson 332 to discuss topics related to Mathematics Education. Announcements of dates and topics in GERM will be posted on this page.

Spring 2021

Meetings for the Spring will be conducted via Zoom.  Please click on the date of the GERM session to open the Zoom link to join this session.

Date/Time Speaker(s) Topic
Jan 29, 1-2pm Amanda Cullen (ISU), Josh Hertel (U Wisc - La Crosse), Roger Day (ISU) Reviewing and Writing for YOUR Practioner Journal
Feb 05, 1-2pm Josh Hertel (UWisc - La Crosse) Building an Anti-deficit Framework of Thinking About Infinity
Feb 25, 1-2pm

Nicole Wessman-Enzinger (George Fox Univ)

Exploring of the Ways Children Unpack Learner-generated Integer Drawings
Apr 02, 1-2pm David Barker (ISU) and Matthew Winsor (ISU) The Role of Field Experiences in Promoting Knowledge Integration
Apr 09, 1-2pm Óscar Chávez (ISU) 1920-2020: A century of big ideas in mathematics education from NCTM
Apr 16, 1-2pm Tami Martin (ISU) and Roger Day (ISU) A geometric frontier for productive struggle: Visualizating, modeling, and justifying


Fall 2020

Meetings for the Fall will be conducted via Zoom.  Please click on the date of the GERM session to open the Zoom link to join this session.

Date Time Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s) Title
Oct 2 12:15 - 1:15 Amanda Cullen Citation Practices in Mathematics Education Research
Oct 9 12:15 - 1:15 Craig Cullen Using Technology to Promote Effective Math Instruction
Oct 23 12:15 - 1:15 Edward Mooney Analyzing Middle School Students' Justifications
Oct 30 12:15 - 1:15 Óscar Chávez Math During Wartime
Nov 6 12:15 - 1:15 Cheryl Eames (SIU-E) Validating a Learning Progress for the Concept of Function

Spring 2020

Date Time Location Presenter(s) Title
Jan 31 11:30 - 12:30 STV 324 Jennifer Tobias and Neet Priya Bajwa Designing Tasks for Preservice Elementary Teachers
Mar 20 11:30 - 12:30 STV 332 Craig Cullen, Roger Day, Tami Martin Geometric Objects and Trig Functions
Mar 27 11:30 - 12:30 STV 332 Cindy Langrall and Amanda Cullen Influence of Math Ed Research on Elementary School Instruction

Fall 2019

Date Time Location Presenter(s) Title
Sept 13 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Óscar Chávez (ISU) Textbooks, curriculum alignment, and mathematical inquiry as a means to learn mathematics
Sept 20 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Matthew Winsor (ISU) How does content knowledge affect secondary preservice teacher lesson planning?
Sept 27 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332   Discussion of 400 & 500 level course rotation
Nov 8 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Megan Nickels My Journey into STEM(M) Research

Spring 2019

Date Time Location Presenter(s) Title
Feb 15 2:05 - 3:05 STV 332 Neet Priya Bajwa (ISU), Jennifer Tobias (ISU) Fostering Representational Fluency: Deepening Prospective Teacher’s Understanding of Multiplication
Feb 22 2:30 - 3:30 STV 311 David Barker (ISU), Matthew Winsor (ISU) Strategies That Promote Knowledge Integration in Content and Methods Courses
Mar 1 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Monandi (ISU) Connecting Properties of Groups and Fields to Properties of Real Numbers in a Mathematics Course for Prospective Middle-School Mathematics Teachers
Mar 8 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Jeffrey Barrett (ISU) Establishing a student’s own theory of measurement: How do students develop and improve their knowledge of 3D space in Grades 6, 7 and 8?
Mar 29 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Jennifer Tobias (ISU) Exploring Contexts and Remainders in Division
April 12 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Jennifer Tobias (ISU) PME-NA Conference Discussion
April 19 3:00 - 4:00 STV 332 Greg Keller (ISU) Effects of Online Versus Traditional Homework on Ninth-Grade Algebra Students
April 26 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Jeffrey Barrett and Edward Mooney (ISU) How does culture intersect with the learning of mathematics? Understanding Learning Patterns for African American Students in STEM Education
May 3 1:00 - 3:45 STV 332 Amy Roehrig, Seyedeh Khadijeh Azimi Asmaroud, Naren Kancharlapalli and Carrie Lawton The early history (from 1857 to 1907) of Illinois State Normal University’s (ISNU’s) Department of Mathematics