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Laurie Edwards  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Science and Mathematics Education, University of California at Berkeley, December 1989
    Graduate Group
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Education (Secondary Teaching Credential, Mathematics), University of Sussex, Brighton, England, June 1979
  • B.A. Mathematics and "Society & Culture" (double), University of California at Santa Cruz, June 1978
    Honors in the Major Crown College Honors

Grant:

  • Investigating the Conceptual Basis of Proof - Spencer Foundation (January 2007)
    Collaborative Research Project with Professor of Mathematics Guershon Harel and Professor of Cognitive Science Rafael Nunez, UC San Diego

Presentations:

Conference Presentations

  • Embodied cognitive science and mathematics. Edwards, Laurie (talk, speech or lecture, associated proceeding, report in print)
    Seventh Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education

    (February 2011)
  • Doctoral students, embodied discourse and proof. Edwards, Laurie (talk, speech or lecture, associated proceeding, report in print)
    34th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
    (July 2010)
  • Emerging mathematical experts and proof. Edwards, Laurie (talk, speech or lecture)
    33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
    (July 2009)
  • Conceptual integration, gestures and mathematics. Edwards, Laurie (paper)
    32nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
    (July 2008)
  • Gesture and mathematical talk.
    Third International Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies
    (June 2007)
  • Investigating the conceptual basis of proof: A preliminary research report.
    Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
    (June 2007)

Invited Presentations

  • Gesture, mathematics and conceptual integration.
    Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education
    (June 2007)

Publications:

  • Edwards, Laurie. (2010). Doctoral students, embodied discourse and proof. Proceedings of the 34th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 2, 329 -336.
  • Edwards, Laurie. (2009). Gestures and conceptual integration in mathematical talk. Educational Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 70, Iss. 2, 127-141.
  • Edwards, Laurie. (2009). Transformation geometry from an embodied perspective. In Roth, Wolff-Michael (Ed.), Mathematical representation at the interface of body and culture (pp. 27-44). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.
  • Radford, Luis, Edwards, Laurie & Arzarello, Ferdinando. (2009). Introduction: Beyond words (Special Issue: Gestures and Multimodality in the Construction of Mathematical Meaning). . Educational Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 70, Iss. 2, 91-95.
  • Edwards, Laurie. (2008). Conceptual integration, gesture and mathematics. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the 32nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, and the XX North American Chapter, Vol. 1, 257-265.
  • Edwards, Laurie. (2005). The role of gestures in mathematical discourse: Remembering and problem solving. Proceedings of the 29rd Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 1, 135-138.
  • Edwards, Laurie. (2002). Learning by design: Environments that support girls' learning with technology. In Yellin, Nicola and Rubin, Andrea(Eds.), Ghosts in the machine: Womens voices in research with technology (pp. 120-135). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Edwards, Laurie. (1999). Odds and evens: Mathematical reasoning and informal proof among high school students. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Vol. 17, 489-504.
  • Edwards, Laurie. (1995). Microworlds as representations. In diSessa, Andrea, Hoyles, Celia, Noss, Richard and Edwards, Laurie(Eds.), Computers and exploratory learning (pp. 127-154). Berlin: Springer.
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