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Geoffrey Kent

SFUSD
Math Educator
San Francisco, CA
Diverse research interests developed into 3 major themes: 1) Communication, Collaboration, and Cognition in Mathematics education; 2) Critical Mathematics Education; 3) Use of computer games in mathematics education in classroom contexts. The first theme is represented by my doctoral work on communicative action in understanding the use of complex instruction in teaching and learning mathematics, as well as my recent work on conceptual and procedural understanding in mathematics education. The second theme is represented again in my doctoral work using Frankfurt School critical theory to understand the critical potential of equitable approaches to teaching and learning mathematics; my recent work on critical approaches to topics of financial literacy and cryptography; and my involvement in the establishment of a Critical Mathematics Education group in England. The third Theme is represented by my contribution to the Royal Society report on STEM education and technology in which I wrote the section on the analysis of the use of computer games in mathematics education, and my current work on understanding the use of well designed mathematics education games (including Wuzzit Trouble and Sumaze) in classroom settings.