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STEM Ed Announcement: Teaching Mathematics for Spatial Justice

This is a UMass Amherst program.
 Contact information is below.
 Teaching Mathematics for Spatial Justice
 Dr. Laurie Rubel, Distinguished CUNY Fellow
 Thursday November 19, 2015   
 UMass Amherst
 Furcolo Hall Room 101 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM 
 This talk will present an argument for integrating place-based
 education with critical mathematics, toward teaching mathematics for
 spatial justice. Local Lotto and Cash City, two curricular modules
 with associated digital tools, were designed to investigate the systems
 of the state lottery and personal financial institutions, as
 critical spatial phenomena. The modules have been piloted and studied
 in multiple iterations in urban high schools and a community college.
 The talk will share findings in terms of how the critical spatial focus
 supported the learning of mathematics and provided
 opportunities for students to think critically about the given theme. 
 Laurie Rubel is currently a Distinguished CUNY Fellow at the Advanced
 Research Collaborative of CUNY's Graduate Center. She is an Associate
 Professor of Secondary Education at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Her work
 has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Knowles Science
 Teaching Foundation, the Tow Foundation, and CUNY. Her research has
 been  published in Journal for Research in Mathematics    Education,
 Journal for Urban Mathematics Education, Journal of
 Mathematics Teacher  Education, and Mathematics Teacher. Laurie draws
 on 9 years of high school teaching experience in her current role as a
 teacher educator and researcher

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