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STEM Ed Announcement: Teaching Mathematics for Spatial Justice
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Teaching Mathematics for Spatial Justice
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:09:36 -0500
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
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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