Exploring the Activity of Learning
A Mathematics Teachers Research Project
This project was conceived in November 2016, when 17 current and former Waldorf math teachers met for a teachers colloquium. By the end of the weekend, a clear imagination emerged for a shared project – and we invite you to participate in any or all of its three phases:
1. Submission of Theorems
We invite submissions towards a list we will circulate of ten theorems, or problems. These could be substantial theorems, or just great problems for students to tackle. Indicate the grade level you have in mind. Problems should be submitted electronically, by March 1, to: Marisha Plotnik: firstname.lastname@example.org and to Beth Weisburn: email@example.com
2. Exploring the Activity of Learning
We aim to circulate our Ten Theorem list by the end of March 2017, with the hope that these will be a rich subject of inquiry. As you yourself work, and then work with your students to explore one or more of these problems, we invite you to pay close attention to the activity of learning math. Researchers are invited to document and submit their work and present their findings at the next Colloquium.
We will plan our next weekend colloquium for November, 2017 in New York City. Details will be forthcoming. Colleagues are invited to attend as Participants or as Researchers. Researchers will submit a written summary of their research project and make a brief presentation at the colloquium. Researchers pay no conference fee and will receive a modest contribution towards their travel expenses. Participants will come to participate and enjoy!