Amelia Farid

I am a doctoral candidate in the SESAME (Science and Mathematics Education) program and a 2019 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation fellow. My research is focused on achieving coherence between practice-perspectives and content-perspectives of mathematics thinking and learning in research and practice. My dissertation research investigates ways in which definitional practices vary across undergraduate student groups, as well as ways in which these practices intersect with the development of content knowledge (in particular, fraction arithmetic understandings). I received an M.A. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. from Columbia University with a double major in Mathematics and East Asian Languages and Cultures.


Publications and Talks

Saxe, G. B., & Farid, A. M. (in press). The interplay between individual and collective activity: An analysis of classroom discussions about the Sierpinski Triangle. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.

Farid, A. (2018). Definitional forms and their functions in mathematical thinking: Students’ epistemological considerations. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Farid, A., & Kulinsky, E. (2018). Students’ mathematical practices of defining: a Piagetian perspective. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Meeting of Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society, Oxford, UK.

Farid, A. (2017). Definitional shifts in mathematics. Paper presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, San Francisco, CA.

Supporting discursive shifts toward mathematical defining. Sin fronteras: Questioning borders with(in) mathematics education – Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the North-American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA)

Farid, A. (2016). The Specifications Game: Developing mathematical practices of defining. Poster session presented at the 16th Annual Education Research Day, Berkeley, CA: UC Berkeley.

Farid A., Brereton J., Karnib M., Marple G., Quenon A., & Tefera A. (2011). Combinatorial and Automated Proofs of Certain Identities. The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics. Vol 18(2), P14

Farid A. (2010). Proofs Outside the Box: Combinatorial Proofs of Certain IdentitiesPaper presented at the Mathematical Association of America Mathfest. Pittsburgh, PA.