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The Power of Mathematics Communities

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
7:15 PM
Ella Weed Room, 2nd Floor Milbank Hall

Given that the U.S. ranks so poorly among industrialized nations in math and science, it behooves us to consider seriously the social and cultural factors that promote mathematics excellence for students, especially students in urban schools. Drawing on research about the mathematical experiences of high school students and mathematicians, Erica N. Walker shares how teachers, students, parents, community members, and others can collaborate to build strong mathematics communities to support student learning and engagement. Erica Walker, associate professor of mathematics education at Teachers College, is the author of two books, Building Mathematics Communities in Urban High Schools and Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence.


Feb. 05, 2013 - 7:15PM