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Taylor, Edd V. Assistant Professor

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  • Dr. Edd V. Taylor's research examines relationships between youths’ everyday cultural practices and mathematical thinking and the role of such knowledge in addressing issues of equity in mathematics learning and achievement. He also investigates what might be learned from this research related to mathematical cognition more generally. Dr. Taylor’s primary focus in addressing these issues has been through understanding how children and adolescents come to develop mathematical ideas, and the links between their ways of understanding mathematics that are both complementary and sometimes in conflict with standard classroom practices in math. He seeks to understand how knowledge of everyday cultural practices might be used to address equitable mathematical learning in classrooms. His research as included a variety of settings including corner stores, classrooms, churches, and within professional development settings.

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Teaching

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  • EDUC 2020 - Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching STEM
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Invites science, mathematics and engineering students to explore teaching as a career by providing first-hand experiences teaching science/math lessons in local elementary classrooms. Introduces theory and practice necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Master teachers provide ongoing support and feedback. Meets weekly on CU campus (1.5 hours/week) and involves five visits to an elementary school.
  • EDUC 5205 - Elementary Mathematics Theory and Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides pre-service teachers opportunities to explore contemporary theories of learning, curriculum development, and pedagogical strategies pertaining to teaching elementary-level mathematics. Blends exploration in mathematical content with development of sophisticated mathematical models for teaching.
  • EDUC 8165 - Advanced Topics in Mathematics Education
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines special topics in theory and research related to mathematics education. Topics vary each semester.May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • EDUC 8175 - Advanced Topics in Science Education
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Engages participants in the process of curriculum development. Principles that guide the development of curricula and learning environments are discussed as they integrate with learning theory. Participants develop and/or test specific activities in the classroom and modify them as a result. There is a particular focus on incorporating the practices of the discipline into each content-based activity. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.

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