Since my last post, I presented another aspect of my doctoral study at the NCTM Research Presession in Philadelphia. This presentation focused on the types of mathematical problems the students posed. Because this was all a math-y group, I got some very specific feedback which really helped me think about the implications of my study. Some classroom teachers also visited my presentation and gave me some good feedback about assessment of problem posing and inquiry which I have been thinking about. I was also honoured to have Edward Silver visit my presentation and pass on some very kind words. Such an inspiration and a validation of my work.
I picked up a few good books in the exhibit hall...it seems there are new books out all the time and you can just never keep up!
I came back from the conference with renewed enthusiasm and motivation, building on my AERA experience. I'm writing when I can and need to make more time for it. Choices, choices, choices. I need to get something off to my advisor soon and am going to be throwing myself at it over the next few days!