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  • Jessica Davidson

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning

    Email
    davidsoj@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    C - Lang Annex - 64 West 11th Street

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    Jessica Davidson

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    Jessica Davidson is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning at the New School as of the Fall of 2021, and is a 2021 graduate of the master’s program in Mathematics Education at Montclair State University (MSU) in Northern New Jersey, just 12 miles from New York City. It was during her first year at MSU that she became a research assistant on the Teachers Making for Mathematical Learning NSF-funded project, bringing eight plus years of prior research experience from leading market & brand studies at Internet media companies such as BuzzFeed and Yahoo to the project. Her focus of inquiry has since evolved to discovering and making things that matter through mathematics, including how to teach mathematics for social justice. Jessica holds her BA in Mathematics from Northeastern University in Boston.


    Degrees Held

    • Master of Science in Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration (MAED), Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, 2021.
    • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (BA), Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011.

    Professional Affiliation

    • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
      • AERA Division C: Learning & Instruction
      • AERA Special Interest Group: Research in Mathematics Education
    • Psychology of Mathematics Education—North American Chapter (PME-NA)
    • Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ)
    • TODOS: Mathematics for ALL

    Recent Publications

    • Davidson, J., Greenstein, S., Basu, D., & Davidson, J. (2020). Making mathematical sense of food justice. In R. Q. Berry, III, B. Conway, IV, B. R. Lawler, & J. W. Staley (Eds.), High school mathematics lessons to explore, understand, and respond to social injustice: Corwin Mathematics & National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
    • Greenstein, S., Jeannotte, D., Fernández, E., Davidson, J., Pomponio, E., & Akuom, D. (2020). Exploring the Interwoven Discourses Associated with Learning to Teach Mathematics in a Making Context. In A.I. Sacristán, J.C. Cortés-Zavala & P.M. Ruiz-Arias, (Eds.). Mathematics Education Across Cultures: Proceedings of the 42nd Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Mexico (pp. 810-816). Cinvestav/AMIUTEM/PME-NA.
    • Greenstein, S., Fernández, E. & Davidson, J. (2019). Revealing Teacher Knowledge Through Making: A Case Study of Two Prospective Mathematics Teachers. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, St. Louis, MO (pp. 1151-1156). University of Missouri.

    Performances and Appearances

    • Davidson, J., & Fernández, E. (2021, June). The Power of Caring and Funds of Knowledge in Teacher Learning. Poster to be presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico.
    • Fernández, E., Pomponio, E., & Davidson, J. (2021, April). Dare to Care: The Impacts of a Caring Pedagogy on Mathematical Making, Teaching, and Learning. Paper presented at the virtual Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
    • Pomponio, E., Davidson, J., Greenstein, S., Fernández, E., Jeannotte, D., & Akuom, D. (2020, October). ReMaking Teacher Learning: Designing Objects-to-Teach-With to Promote Mathematics Education Reform. Paper presented at the Annual FabLearn Conference, New York, NY.
    • Davidson, J., Fernández, E., & Greenstein, S. (2019, November). Teachers Making Manipulatives to Promote Pedagogical Change. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), St. Louis, MO.
    • Davidson, J., Basu, D., Greenstein, S., & Davidson, J. (2019, July) The Power of Mathematics to Right Wrongs and Write Rights. Presentation given at the Free Minds, Free People (FMFP) Conference, Twin Cities, MN.
    • Davidson, J. & Harrington, A. (2019, February). Posing Problems That Matter: Why Problem Posing within a Math for Social Justice Lens Makes Sense. Presentation given at the 2019 Winter Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ), Monroe Township, NJ.

    Research Interests

    Teaching mathematics for social justice, Making for mathematical learning.


    Current Courses

    Quantitative Reasoning I
    LMTH 1950, Fall 2021

    Future Courses

    Quant. Reasoning II: QRM+DV
    LMTH 2014, Spring 2022

    Quantitative Reasoning I
    LMTH 1950, Spring 2022

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