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,`~.~.~.r ''. - Convocation and Action Conference Agendas National Convocation on Mathematics Education in the Middle Grades National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council 2101 Constitution Avenue, NO Washington, DC 25-27 September 1998 AGENDA Friday, 25 September ~ 998 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Registration 2100 C Street 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Light Dinner Great Hall 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Opening Session Auditorium Intro(luctions Edward Silver, Professor of Instruction and Learning, University of Pittsburgh, and Chair, Program Steering Committee Welcome Brace Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences The Honorable C. Kent McGa~ire, Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Middle Grades: Setting the Stage Glenda Lappan, President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Tom Dickinson, Indiana State University 8:30 p.m. Adjourn for the day

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Saturday, 26 September ~ 998 7:30 a.m. - S:30 a.m. Registration (continued) 2100 C Street 7:30 a.m. - S:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Great Hall S:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Morning Session Auditorium 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Welcome Edward Silver Remarks, Lather Williams, Assistant Director, Education and Hangman Resources Directorate, National Science Foundation Content and Learning Issues in the Middle Grades Presider: Catherine Brown, Associate Professor of Ca~rric?'l?'m and Instruction, Indiana University Nancy Doda, Professor of Education, National-Loa~is University Katherine Hart, Professor, School of Education, University of Nottingham, England . VVhat clevelopmen~ consiclerabons are impor~t in Wiring about middle school shlclents as learners? as learners of mathematics? VVhat c30 we know about micic3le school students' capacity for . 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break learning? forlearning mathematics? VVhat are important ideas in mathematics for the micic3le gracles and how are these related to developmental learning considerations? 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Discussion Sessions Assigned Rooms 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Great Hall (TIMSS video will be available for viewing in the Auditoriums 1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Teaching Issues in the Middle Grades: Auditorium Classroom Practice Presider: Katherine Rasch, Dean and Professor of Education, Maryrille University Nanette Seago, Project Director, Video Cases for Mathematics Professional Development Project Linda Foreman, Middle School Classroom Teacher and Ca~rric?~l?~m Specialist, Mathematics Learning Center, Portland State University APPE N DIX

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Panel: Hyman Bass, Professor of Mathematics, Columbia University Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Professor, School of Education University of Michigan Sam Chattin, Science Teacher, William H. English Middle School, Scottsberg, Indiana What are Me important characteristics of effective teaching in the micic3le gracles? of effective teaching of mathematics in Me micic3le gracles? How can instruction in micic3le gracles classrooms be orga- nizec3 to maximize learning? How can we tell when learning is happening? What tools and strategies wait make a difference in how micic3le gracles students learn mathematics? 3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break 4:00 p.m. - 5:30p.m. Discussion Sessions Assigned Rooms 5:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m. Teams meet Assigned Rooms 6:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day, dinner on own Sunday, 27 September ~ 998 S:00 a.m. - S:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Great Hall S:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Pane} Presentation Auditorium The Organization and Structure of Schools at the Middle Grades: What is the Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics? Moderator: Susan Wood, Professor of Mathematics, I. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Panel: Stephen 0. Gibson, Principal, Patapsco Middle School, Ellicott City, Maryland Mary Kay Stein, Research Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh Robert Felner, Professor and Department Chair, Education; and Director, National Center on Public Education, University of Rhode Island CONVOCATION AGENDA

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VVhat are the important characteristics of school organization and mathematics programs that support teaching and learning meaningful mathematics in the micic3le gracles? How can the schedules of teachers and students be organized to implement what we know about effective teaching and . 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. APPE N AX learning in the micic3le gracles? VVhat are the issues surrounding specialists vs. generalists? VVhat kind of teaching assignments maximize program effectiveness in mathematics? Break Discussion Sessions Convocation Summary Edward Silver Convocation adjourns Assigned Rooms Auditorium

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Action Conference on the Nature and Teaching of Algebra in the Middle Grades National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council 2101 Constitution Avenue, NO Washington, DC 27-28 September 1998 AGENDA Sunday, 27 September ~ 998 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Lecture Room 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions Hyman Bass 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Views on the Nature of Algebra Jim Fey Al Amoco 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Question and Answer Period 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Views on the Learning of Algebra Orit Zaslarsky 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Discussion Moderator: Hyman Bass 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Reception and Light Dinner Great Hall Monday, 28 September ~ 998 Teaching Algebra: Case Stu(liesof Implementation Blanche Brownley, Moderator Lecture Room S:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Case Study 1: Connected Mathematics, Traverse City Tonne Grant ALGEBRA ACTION CONFERENCE AGENDA

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9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. APPE N AX Case Study 2: University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Bonnie Ba~ehler Break Case Study 3: Change from Within, Mathematics in Context Susan Hoffmier Case Study 4: Saxon Mathematics Stephen Hake Framing the Issues Lunch Pane} General Observations on Implementation Ann Bartel Algebra in Gifted/Talented Programs Vernon Williams Implementation in Middle Schools Nancy Doda Break-out Discussions Reports from Break-out Discussions Recommendations Conference Adjourns

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Action Conference on Research in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in the Middle Grades National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council 2101 Constitution Avenue, NO Washington, DC 27-28 September 1998 AGENDA Sunday, 27 September ~ 998 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Welcome Edward Silver What Should Result from this Conference? Sandra Wilcox Board Room 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Features of Research that Might be Useful for Mathematics Education: The Place of Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Problems fames Hiebert Reactor: Alan Schoenfeld 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Questions from Participants Facilitator: Sandra Wilcox 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. What does Research Say About Topics Difficult to Learn and Teach in the Middle Grades? The Case of Proportional Reasoning Richard Lesh Linking Research and Practice: The Case of Teachers' Use of Cognitively Challenging Problems Mary Kay Stein 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Discussion: Defining the Major Issues 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Reception and Light Dinner Great Hall RESEARCH ACTION CONFERENCE AGENDA

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Monday, 28 September 1 998 S:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Applications of Research to Practice Board Room and Implications of Practice for Research: The Case of Innovative Curriculum for Students lames Fey Steno Gravemeijer 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Thinking about the Research/Practice Interface tardy Sowder Reactor: Edward Silver 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Discussion Groups: Defining the Major Issues (continued) 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Reports from Discussion Groups 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. New Opportunities for Research on Middle Grades Mathematics: The DOE(1/NSF Research Initiative Nora Sabelli 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Defining an Agenda of Research: Recommendations 3:15 p.m. - - 3:30 p.m. Break 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. APPE N AX Summary and Refining of Recommendations Conference Adjourns

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Action Conference on the Professional Development of Teachers of Mathematics in the Middle Grades National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council 2101 Constitution Avenue, NO Washington, DC 27-28 September 1998 AGENDA Sunday, 27 September ~ 998 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Board Room 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Professional Development: Part ~ Members Room What Is Entailed in Trying to Teach Mathematics for Understanding? View video of eighth gracle class anc3 discuss what teaching clemancis of teachers anc3 what Mat implies for teacher learning 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Part Il: What Do We Know about Professional Development, Teacher Learning, and the Improvement of Practice? Consider what we think we know about professional clevelop ment anc3 teacher learning anc3 what the ev~clence is for our "knowledge" Deborah Loewenberg Ball, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Part IlI: Renections on a Framework Given what we know about teaching anc3 learning anc3 what we know about professional development, where are We gaps? How can we work to develop anc3 improve professional clevel opment in itself? What are the areas of need? What are promising clirec'cions? Deborah Loewenberg Ball loan Ferrini-Ma~ndy, National Research Council 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Discussion of Part Ill and Preparation for Monday Session 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Reception and Light Dinner Great Hall PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTION CONFERENC E AGENDA

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Monday, 28 September 1 998 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Members Room 8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. APPE N AX Case Studies as Site and Medium for Teachers' Learning Margaret Smith, Pennsylvania State University Break Curriculum Materials as Site and Medium for Teachers' Learning Karen Economopoa~los, TERC, Boston, MA Observations for Framework Deborah Loewenberg Ball Lunch Videotapes as Site and Medium for Teachers' Learning Nanette Seago, Video Cases for Mathematics Professional Development, Riverside, CA Break Panel: Reflections on the Improvement of Professional Development Moderator: Mark Saul, Bronxville Public Schools Iris Weiss, Horizon Research Stephanie Williamson, Louisiana Systemic Initiative John Moyer, Marquette University Part V: Conclusions Group Work and Discussion Conference Adjourns