An Equity Lens (in Sketchnotes)

Equity lenses help to better understand and situate both broad issues in mathematics education, as well as approaches to addressing inequities and injustices. In this series of sketches, I explore one lens on equity developed by Rochelle Gutierrez, and relate this to other perspectives by Christopher Emdin and Bettina Love. While the sketches are my own, I draw on the ideas of other scholars and thought leaders to inform these visualizations.

Can you draw it? Sketchnotes 101

In my current projects on linking research and practice in mathematics education I am called to create illustrations and visual manifestations of ideas. I have also found this lens to be supportive in my teaching. In reading student papers, where ideas are still forming, I ask: Can you draw this idea? Create a sketch to illustrateContinue reading “Can you draw it? Sketchnotes 101”

Current Projects.

Across all of my research I seek to better understand students’ meaningful learning of mathematics and the nature of supports for that learning. Lately I’ve been playing with new framings of ideas, pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone. Below is a list of my current projects (and the stage they are in, last updatedContinue reading “Current Projects.”

Dr. Nicky. The Scientist.

For a while now, perhaps ever sense I was introduced to a “lab” model of scientific and education research, I’ve wondered, what is a lab? How do I build my own “lab”? In working on this, I came to the following conclusions: I am the leader of my own lab. My lab is focused onContinue reading “Dr. Nicky. The Scientist.”

Keys to playing the publishing game.

Today I sat down to write and found myself sketching out ideas for how the ground the revision of a paper. I found myself then re-reading an article on publishing by 3 amazing women in #mathed that further inspired my learning Here is what I am learning about playing the publishing game… Contribution. You have somethingContinue reading “Keys to playing the publishing game.”

Student thinking as a source of insight.

One powerful lens that I find fascinating and incredibly rich is to take the stance of a student. Based on interacting with a student–listening to what they say, watching intently as the do, draw, or create something–and ultimately wondering, based on what I know about this student (history), the context we are in (situation), what mightContinue reading “Student thinking as a source of insight.”