This semester I’ve been a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) for EDUTL 5005: Equity & Diversity in Education. I’ve immensely enjoyed meeting with my section of 16 students each week to discuss, wrestle with, and pose questions about issues of equity…

orange flowers

Our class took a pleasant community walk around Highland Elementary a few weeks ago.  Our destination was the community garden. The students listened to a presentation by Jazmyn Benjamin, the overseer of the Highland Youth Garden and its participation in…

Choral Counting book cover

Short Book Review of Franke, Kazemi, & Turrou’s (2018) Choral Counting & Counting Collections: Transforming the PreK – 5 Math Classroom. A couple weeks ago, Dr. Chao passed around an attractive, alliterating book title which captured the image of children…

Community Gardens and Decolonizing Math Nostalgia

  Feeling the liberties of being a post-doc, I joined Dr. Chao’s class on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Grades PreK – 3 in their community mathematics walk trip. I am from Aleppo, Syria. I often tell others….

The Doorbell Rang and a plate of "cookies"

A few weeks ago I shared some of my memories of playing math games with my dad and how these experiences were influencing my work and research interests (If you missed it, you can see it here: http://u.osu.edu/ecemathed/2018/03/01/where-did-i-come-from-and-where-am-i-going/). This post is…

Reflections on two Saturdays of professional development

By far my favorite part of being a student in the OSU STEM Education PhD program has been the opportunities I’ve had to observe or be part of spaces of mathematics education that I’ve never been in before–this is probably…

As a Ph.D. student who spends a lot of time reading very long and theoretical articles, it’s can sometimes be easy to lose perspective on where I’ve come from and where I ultimately want to go with my work. So…

EHE Research Forum

This is my first time to attend the research forum held by our college of EHE on Feb 23, 2018. I am glad a piece of my work, male teachers in elementary schools, got accepted. Because I went to observe…

Skyping with a Mathematician

This spring I’ve been working with three fifth grade girls at Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy. These girls are amazing! They’re excited about math and ask such thoughtful and insightful questions.   Together we’ve been learning about our numbering system by…