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Finding Mathematics in Unexpected Places: Mathematicians in the Real World
Wednesday June 19, 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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Where do you find mathematicians? Anywhere people use mathematics! Professional football? Architecture? Nursing? Spying? Acting? Knitting? Fields like physics and engineering are the more obvious choices but mathematics appears almost everywhere. Students often think, “I’m never going to use this” about the mathematics that we teach. The disconnect is not as much in the math itself as in how we teach it and talk about it in school.
In this edWebinar, watch Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning at ORIGO Education, to learn about mathematics and mathematicians in expected and unexpected places. The more we can show students mathematics in the real world (in areas they’re interested in and areas they don’t yet know about), the more meaningful math class becomes. The more we can show students people they know and are interested in using mathematics, the more enjoyable math class becomes.
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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