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Tabatha Rainwater

Doctoral Student

STEM Education

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Tennessee

111 Greve Hall 

826 Volunteer Boulevard

Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

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Tabatha is a third-year doctoral student in Mathematics Education. Broadly, her research interests include Trauma-Informed Practices, high school mathematics, and geometry. 

She is interested in service roles that develop support systems at the University level for students who are parents and has started a student organization at the University of Tennessee for student parents. It is the first in the state. 

She holds the ontological belief that her research should be embedded with a community of people in and out of the research. 

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Healing through Confianza: a conceptual framework for our mothers' mathematics

This conceptual framework weaves together healing informed mathematics (Kokka) with Parental Participation (Civil) and Power-Threat Meaning framework (O'Toole) to create a conceptual framework. The aim in this manuscript is to create a strong research theory for participatory action research in mathematics education co-constructed with parents. Connected in secondary and tertiary works, the concept at the center is confianza, trust. We must start in a place of trust for the hard and true healing of mathematics as we know it. 

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Tabatha Rainwater

University of Tennessee

111 Greve Hall

826 Volunteer Boulevard 

Knoxville, TN 37916

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