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Project Information

Project Information


Mathematics for Global Challenges: Lessons Learned from International Mathematics Educators


Project Scope:

"Mathematics for Global Challenges: Lessons Learned from International Mathematics Educators" is the second webinar series held by the U.S. Commission on Mathematics Instruction.

Status: Current

PIN: PGA-BISO-21-P-392

RSO: Ferreras, Ana M.

Topic(s):

Math, Chemistry, and Physics


Parent Project(s): N/A


Child Project(s): N/A



Geographic Focus:
Global
North America

Committee Membership



Committee Membership

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Events


Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

This webinar will showcase ongoing pedagogical innovation in the field of mathematics education via transformative STEAM education.

Bal Chandra Luitel is a professior in the Department of STEAM Education at Kathmandu University (Nepal).  He coordinates the transformative STEAM education project, Rupantaran. The aim of this project is to engage Master and Doctoral level students to bring forth autoethnograpic narratives which have unfolded during their immersion in a process via transformative (decolonial, anticolonial and postcolonial) epistemologies armed with new analytics. These analytics arise from dialectical, metaphorical, poetic and narrative avenues and serve to conceive, express and implement visions of holistic (place-based, inclusive, and life affirming) education.



Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Ana Ferreras
Contact Email:  aferreras@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-1697

Agenda
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

Since the beginning of time, the oldest and most common way to share our wonder and humanity with others has been storytelling. It is the deepest way that we know how to connect and communicate. Coming out of the pandemic, the currency of it has increased in value as we share our experiences and begin to ask bold new questions about our role as math educators in this fragile and healing world. These stories will lead to the construction of a long needed bridge to the stories of mathematics--its collective history, thematic development, and purposes that go beyond Western perspectives. In this webinar, we will examine all of this, and begin to lay the foundation for how storytelling will be our strongest and safest bridge to the joy and beauty of mathematics.

Sunil Singh is an author, storyteller, and a porous math educator. He taught math, physics, and English for 19 years before embarking on a new journey of sharing his passion for math history/narrative with people all around the world. He works at Amplify to help build/curate rich storytelling into the K to 12 math platform and at Mathigon as a content writer. He has also given workshops at The Museum of Mathematics in New York and The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His third book is titled Chasing Rabbits: A Curious Guide to a Lifetime of Mathematical Wellness(foreword written by Jo Boaler).



Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Ana Ferreras
Contact Email:  aferreras@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-1697

Agenda
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

In this talk we will share how we work with our students and teachers using ethnomodeling to explore the artifacts, history and use of mathematics in our community. As well, our work related to how we look at the mathematics found in out of school contexts will be shared.  This includs: the Ouro Preto Math Trail, a study on coffee production and a street fair. Future studies are working on the history of Afro-Brazilian contributions to engineering and science in the context to the gold mining that occurred here over a period over 200 years in Ouro Preto, rug weaving, and two studies related to the work of Antônio Francisco Lisboa (Aleijadinho).

Daniel Clark Orey is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Multicultural Education at California State University, Sacramento. He has taught and lived in Oregon, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Nepal and the United States. He is a Fulbright Senior specialist with experiences at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas in Brazil (1998) and at Kathmandu University in Nepal (2007). He is currently professor of mathematics education in the Departamento de Educação Matemática and serves in the Academic Masters Program in Mathematics Education at the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil.

Milton Rosa graduated in Mathematics, Sciences, and Pedagogy in Brazil, and earned both a Masters and Doctorate in Education at California State University, Sacramento, and earned a post-doctorate degree in Education at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. His studies focus on mathematics education, educational leadership, and long distance learning. Dr. Rosa is a professor in the Departamento de Educação Matemática and in the Centro de Educação Aberta e a Distância at the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil. He teaches undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and mathematics education. In 2010, Dr. Rosa was awarded the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award, in Multicultural and Multiethnic Education, Special Interest Group in the American Education Research Association (AERA) as an emerging researcher in Mathematics Education. Currently, Dr. Rosa is the President of The International Study Group on Ethnomathematics (ISGEM).



Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Ana Ferreras
Contact Email:  aferreras@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-1697

Agenda
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

The term ‘computational thinking’ is appearing with greater frequency in mathematics curricula around the globe, and now for the first time, in the PISA mathematics assessment. The content of this relatively new topic was recommended over ten years ago by computer scientists who suggested that it should be taught to equip students with future skills. Based on work in Europe and some Asian countries, the content of computational thinking is becoming clear and closely linked to mathematics. This session will illustrate through practical activities, some of the ways that computational thinking can be incorporated in our elementary school mathematics curriculum. The session will use examples from the different strands of mathematics where computational thinking has been recommended. The activities will focus on methods that can help students develop algorithms; work with simple spreadsheet functions; and follow, create, and debug flow charts.

Speakers:

Calvin Irons has been involved in mathematics education for over 55 years. After being recruited from the USA, he taught at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia for 39 years, which included two 5-year longitudinal research studies. Throughout the same time, he has conducted hundreds of professional learning sessions for schools in Australia and the USA. His international work has included varying lengths of time in 14 countries, with the most recent involving consultancies in Thailand and Hong Kong involving computational thinking in mathematics. He continues to write materials for use in schools to help teachers stay up-to-date with best practice in teaching mathematics.

James Burnett is the cofounder and Executive Chair of ORIGO Education. He started the company in 1995 and since then has authored and contributed to more than 300 mathematics resources for elementary teachers and their students. Although based in Brisbane Australia, he has spent much of his time in the USA where he is regularly invited to deliver keynote presentations and speak to school districts across the country.

His achievements have been recognized with awards such as the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his State; the 2017 Elementary Publisher of the Year Award (Australia); Learning Magazine’s 2018 Teacher’s Choice Award for ORIGO’s core mathematics program for K-6 called Stepping Stone;, and most recently the 2021 QUT Outstanding Alumni Award.



Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Ana Ferreras
Contact Email:  aferreras@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-1697

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

Publications

No data present.