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Meet the Mathematicians: Who Are the Famous People Behind Your Math?
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning, ORIGO Education
Sponsored by ORIGO Education
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Quick! Name your favorite mathematicians. What would your students say if you asked them the same question? We often think of mathematics as so factual and crisp that it does not have a human connection. It does! Part of making mathematics meaningful and enjoyable for learners is reminding them of the human connection, helping them get to know the people behind the math. What poet’s daughter wrote one of the first computer programs? What famous librarian measured the circumference of the earth with great accuracy?
In this edWebinar, watch Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning at ORIGO Education, to meet some famous mathematicians with the help of picture books. Come to learn a bit about these mathematicians and their mathematics and leave with a collection of mathematical ideas and books you can share with your students of any age. You might even rediscover your love of picture books.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-8 teachers and librarians.
About the Presenter
Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D. is the director of professional learning at ORIGO Education and a contributing author to Visible Learning for Mathematics. An experienced teacher and nationally recognized speaker, her work emphasizes the power of deep understanding and multiple representations for learning. Sara’s interests include building conceptual understanding of mathematics to support procedural fluency and applications, incorporating engaging literature into mathematics and science instruction, and connecting mathematics to engineering design in meaningful ways. She is a fourth-generation educator with experience teaching mathematics and science to K-8 students as well as experience teaching pre-service and in-service teachers at the university level. Sara earned her B.A. in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University, her MSt in general linguistics and comparative philology from the University of Oxford, UK, and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Virginia.
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