Research talks

See also talks for mathematicians, for students, and for teachers.

Plenary presentations

2016

Learning by reading: What eye-movement studies tell us about proof comprehension.  Hanse Kolloquium.  Münster, Germany.

2015

Tilting the classroom: Interactive lectures in proof-based mathematics.  First Year in Mathematics Workshop.  Melbourne, Australia.

2012

Reading processes and proof comprehension.  Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.  Portland, Oregon, USA.

2006

Watching students construct proofs.  3rd Irish Symposium for Undergraduate Mathematics Education.  National University of Ireland, Galway.

Research presentations

2015

How do people read mathematics?  Department of Statistics, Warwick, UK.

Using self-explanation training to improve mathematical comprehension.  Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

How do people read and validate mathematical arguments?  Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Learning to reason about mathematical concepts.  Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Electronic resources designed to support mathematical comprehension: Good intentions, poor outcomes.  Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

How do people read mathematics?  School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Brighton, UK.

How do people read mathematics?  Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway, UK.

2014

How do people read mathematics?  School of Mathematical Sciences, Nottingham, UK.

Investigating and improving mathematical reading.  Discovery and Reasoning in Mathematics Group, Edinburgh, UK.

Investigating and improving undergraduates’ mathematical reading.  Learning from proofs: A one-day conference on the teaching and learning of mathematical proof.  Rutgers, NJ, USA.

Thinking about mathematical proof: Empirical research on reading and reasoning.  4th Finnish and Estonian Mathematics Colloquium.  Helsinki, Finland.

2013

Improving proof comprehension: Changing the presentation vs. changing the engagement.  HEA Workshop on Mathematical Higher Education, British Mathematical Colloquium, Sheffield, UK.

Empirical research on undergraduate proof comprehension.  School of Mathematics, Edinburgh, UK.

2010

Definitions and proof: Investigating two issues in early undergraduate mathematics learning.  Department of Mathematics and Statistics, NUI Maynooth, Ireland.

Understanding proof-based mathematics: Challenges facing learners and educators.  Sigma SW Hub, Exeter, UK.

2008

Students’ use of examples in mathematical reasoning.  Department of Education & Professional Studies, King’s College London, UK.

How do your students think about proof?  A DVD resource for mathematicians.  Special Interest Group Mathematicians for Educational Reform at the Winter Meetings of the AMS/MAA.  San Diego, CA, USA.

2006

Students’ reasoning about upper bounds. Graduate School of Education, Rutgers, USA.

Students and proof. Department of Mathematical Sciences, Essex, UK.

Students and proof.  Mathematics Institute, Warwick, UK.

Teaching and learning mathematical proof. Mathematics Department, Kent, UK.

How do students think about proof?  A professional development DVD for mathematicians.  Mathematicians and Mathematics Educationalists: Can we Collaborate?  Warwick, UK.

2005

Students’ reasoning in math 300. Mathematics Department, Rutgers, NJ, USA.

2004

Mathematicians’ and students’ uses of examples. Mathematics/Mathematics Education group, University of East Anglia, UK.

Students’ nonvisual reasoning in real analysis. Mathematics Department, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

2003

Teaching the construction and evaluation of proofs. Mathematics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA.

Teaching mathematical reasoning. Seminars on Mathematics Education Series, Graduate School of Education, Harvard, MA, USA.

Teaching mathematical reasoning. Mathematics Education Research Centre, Warwick, UK.

2002

Students’ understanding of definitions in Analysis. Vertical Integration of Research and Education Seminar Series, Mathematics Department, Rutgers, NJ, USA.

2000

The new Analysis course – is it worth the money? Mathematics Institute, Warwick, UK.

1999

The Warwick Analysis Project. Mathematics Department, Nottingham, UK.

1998

The Warwick Analysis Project. Malardalen University, Sweden.