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AmandaFisher

Graduate Student

Discipline

Mathematics Education

Entered Program

Fall 2011

Advisor

Degree(s)

  • M.S., Mathematics
  • B.A., Elementary Education

Hometown

Bolingbrook, Illinois

Professional Goals

I am open to all the possibilities that will be open to me when I graduate! Though I love to teach and have learned quite a bit about conducting research, I know there are many ways in which my education could be supportive of education and look forward to exploring those opportunities.

LSRI Projects

I have thus far been involved with An Architecture of Intensification: Building a Comprehensive Program for Struggling Students in Double Period Algebra Classes, analyzing teacher enactments of the curriculum. In the Fall 2013 semester, I will be working with the Mathematics Department to teach a first content course for elementary education majors.

Hobbies & Interests

I have been involved in theatre in various ways since I was in high school and hope to have an opportunity to enjoy it again once finished with my degree. For now, when I have time available, I love to read and I also love to find new dessert recipes to try out.

Why Learning Sciences?

Studying learning sciences as opposed to mathematics education, has offered me opportunities to understand how theories of learning apply in many different environments. This in turn supports a deeper understanding of how those theories apply to the particular environments in which I am most interested.

Why LSRI at UIC?

At LSRI, I have interactions with people from so many different backgrounds including ones similar to my own. Thus, I can get feedback from those within my field and outside of my field. Furthermore, I have opportunities to delve into disciplines that are not my own, while also doing focused study on mathematics education. I have been offered opportunities for research and teaching to further my understanding of each of those areas.