CMC South 2017

Presenters: David Pearce, Scott Nielsen

October 27-28, 2017 - Palm Springs, CA

Presentation Title

Navigating Student Tasks Based on Student Thinking

AIMS Center Presenters

David Pearce is a Research Associate at the AIMS Center. He has worked in math education for 19 years as a middle school math teacher in Central Unified (California). During this time he was part of the District’s Math Vertical Team, Math Adoption Committee, District Math Committee for Course Alignment and Implementation, as well as the Math Department Chairperson at Rio Vista Middle School and Director of Soccer. David is interested in math education and improving student learning in this area. Through his study of educational research, his work will help in supporting teachers in their efforts to create and facilitate exceptional mathematical learning experiences for all students. He anticipates the completion of his MA in Math Education through Fresno Pacific University by May 2018.

Scott Nielsen serves as a Research Associate at the AIMS Center. Scott has 20 years of classroom teaching experience in upper-elementary and middle school grades, most recently teaching 8th grade mathematics and woodworking in Kingsburg, CA. As a musician, Scott is always interested in math/music connections and utilizing music in the classroom. He earned his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Mathematics Education at Fresno Pacific University.

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