The infrastructure to improve mathematics education in the US requires building human resources in mathematics and mathematics education into a professional community that can respond to the critical needs in the field. This project seeks to build a professional community with shared understanding of the specialized content knowledge (SCK) - the special forms and ways of reasoning about mathematical knowledge used in teaching (MKT).
About Me (Bio):
Lindsey Mann is a doctoral candidate in mathematics education at the University of Michigan School of Education. Lindsey’s research focuses on the work of beginning mathematics teaching. She seeks to understand patterns in instruction that explain why math teaching done by novices is, on average, linked to negative outcomes for students and also for the teachers themselves. At the same time, she looks for strengths and opportunities in this instruction that could be better leveraged. Focusing on teaching practice, she aims to contextualize this work in the racialized and gendered discourses of mathematics classrooms and broader society. Currently, she works with Deborah Ball on the Study of Beginning Mathematics Teaching and a project focused on building intercommunity and interdisciplinary capacity to develop teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT). She has taught middle school mathematics and elementary mathematics methods courses, facilitated workshops with mathematicians and others responsible for the mathematical education of teachers, and presented her research across the U.S. and internationally. She has a B.A. in mathematics and an M.A.T. from the University of Chicago.