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Photo: Professor Rick Seaman takes a look at himself as a young student. The photo is one of the many past-present blends created for the University's Centennial celebrations by the University of Regina Photography Department

tudents Carry the Torch for the Next Generation

At the time the black and white photo was taken I was wondering where my mathematics degree would take me and what would be my contribu- tion to society. I went on to ob- tain my Masters of Mathematics

and Bachelors of Edu- cation and teach

mathematics in high school in Regina. In the meantime, I was also a sessional lecturer for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Re- gina. I returned to university to earn a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and I am pres- ently an associate professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at the Uni- versity of Regina.

As I reflect back and then look to the future, my hope is that our mathematics education students will begin their teaching careers with the pedagogical understand- ings it took me a career to obtain. The continuum from black and white to colour to me signifies the


passing of the torch and my small contribution to society.

Submitted by: Rick Seaman Professor, Mathematics, Faculty of Education. This post is part of a series recognizing the University of Regina’s 100 Years of Excellence in Education.

The EMTH 450 graduating class of 2011 mimicking the original pose

Reprinted with Permission from UR Blog, 10 May 2011

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