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Virtual PD: Equitable Mathematics, Social Justice, and Actions
Wednesday, August 05, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM MDT
Category: CCTM Events

Dr. Robert Berry, Past President of NCTM, will present Equitable Mathematics, Social Justice, and Actions.

Presentation Description:
Teaching mathematics for social justice (TMSJ) creates the opportunities to situate mathematics content and concepts in contexts that allow students to use their cultural, social, and contextual resources to deepen their understanding of mathematics. Through deepening their understanding of mathematics, TMSJ provides students the opportunity to use mathematics to critique the world and advocate for social changes. This keynote provides background on the purpose, strategies, and pedagogical tools for equitable mathematics, social justice as well as provide a framework for planning a Social Justice Mathematics Lessons (SJML). We will unpack a few SJML and discuss the social justice and mathematics objectives, and create a product and/or plan of action as a result of the lesson.

In addition to the works that Robert will present (as listed above), we will also use this time to launch our book study for the year, around the Taking Action series, as well as host our annual meeting! See you all there!

About the Presenter:
Dr. Robert Q. Berry III is the Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is the Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Virginia. Robert's research focuses on equity issues, primarily the understanding of Black children's mathematical experiences, the measurement of mathematics teaching practices, unpacking equitable mathematics teaching and learning, and the interactions between technology and mathematics education. Dr. Berry has published over 100 articles, book chapters, and proceedings and was recognized as the 2011 Mathematics Educator of the Year by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and received the University of Virginia's All-University Teaching Award in 2011.

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