2019 CPM Teacher Conference!

We host this conference as an investment in the most important educational resource that America has—the classroom teacher. We are honored that you chose to join us. It is our hope that what you saw, heard, did, and learned at this conference will leave you motivated and inspired to continue the pursuit of mathematics with your students and colleagues.

We extend a thank you to those who were willing to present their ideas and strategies with their colleagues. We hope you enjoyed your time in the beautiful San Francisco area and left energized to continue empowering your students. We hope to see you next year!

Consider speaking at the 2020 CPM Teacher Conference: February 22 & 23, 2020
Share your experience and the lessons you have learned teaching students how to reason, solve problems, and communicate mathematically.

Speaker proposals are due by May 15, 2019.

As lead speaker, you will receive one complimentary registration and a conference grant to help defray the cost of the conference. The amount of the conference grant has yet to be determined.


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Saturday, February 23 • 2:10pm - 3:25pm
Mathematical Doubts and Problem Posing as a Way to Understand Epistemic Needs of Students

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The study aims to elucidate the epistemic needs of students in mathematics. Broadly speaking, by epistemic needs I mean, what is it that students are drawn to know and their perceptions of what can be known and how to know it. Using the notion of doubt and its relation with mathematical problem posing, I will discuss research findings of: (1) What types of initial doubts emerge when students explore open obscure artifacts? (i.e., what are students drawn to know?) (2) What doubts are more often taken up by the students and in what ways do students mathematize their initial doubts to pose meaningful math problems? (i.e., students’ perceptions of what can be known and how to know it?)

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Priyanka Agarwal

Doctoral Candidate/ Graduate Student Researcher, University of California Irvine
Mathematics Education, Student authority, Problem posing/ problematizing, Student perseverance in problem solving, Collaborative student work, Heterogeneous student grouping


Saturday February 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:25pm PST
Suite 333; Hilton 600 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010