14-06-2018  Thursday


Gnowledge Lab BIT's Pilani Intern

Date: 22 May to 15 July, 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:30

Venue: Main Building Gnowledge Lab - 108

Coordinator: Prof. G. Nagarjuna

Gnowledge Lab BIT's Pilani Intern


Vigyan Pratibha Students Camp

Date: 05 to 15 June, 2018
Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dr. Aaloka Kanhere

Vigyan Pratibha Students Camp


NIUS Physics 15.1 Camp

Date: 06 to 17 June, 2018
Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Venue: NIUS Building Lecture Hall - G4

Coordinator: Dr. Rajesh Khaparde

NIUS Physics 15.1 Camp


Kumar Vishwakosh Meeting

Date: 11 to 15 June, 2018
Time: 09:30 - 18:00

Venue: NIUS Building Meeting Room - G3

Coordinator: Shri V. D. Lale

Kumar Vishwakosh Meeting


Cube June Workshop

Date: 12 to 22 June, 2018
Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Venue: Main Building CUBE Lab

Coordinator: Ms. Meena Kharatmal

Cube June Workshop


Thursday Seminar on "Teachers' Encounters with Mathematics in Practice"

Date: 14 June, 2018
Time: 15:30 - 16:30

Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1

Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar


Dr. Shweta Shripad Naik


Mathematics education research has been struggling to understand the knowledge that teachers need to teach mathematics effectively. Teachers need to know "more" than merely know how to "do the math" at a particular grade level. However, the research community differs on what and how much "more" of that knowledge. The construct of mathematics at the horizon has emerged in the literature as a promising tool for characterizing advanced mathematical knowledge (AMK) as it relates specifically to teaching practice. The talk will elaborate upon the divide present among researchers in the location of the mathematical horizon for teaching, and its implication to teacher education. Within this conceptual framework, a study was conducted in M-Ward, Mumbai, that analyzed 42 cases of teaching. The analysis of teaching presents a finer understanding of teachers' mathematical horizon and elicits a derived knowledge called professional practice knowledge used in teaching, which is emerged from their experience and professional practice.

During the talk, we will understand the divide as mentioned earlier in mathematics for teaching, and some examples of teachers' encounter with such mathematics in a classroom setting.