Dates and Topics for 2018-19
This year in Bank Street’s Saturday Math seminars, we will explore the development of our own and our students’ math identity.
What do we mean by math identity? Our math identity is how we view ourselves as mathematicians. It is how we relate to and feel about the subject of mathematics. Do we love it, dislike it, or are we indifferent to it? Do we love math because we are good at it? Because we find math interesting? Do we dislike it because it doesn’t make sense? Do we feel connected to the content? How do we want our students to feel about math? How do our feelings about math influence our students’ math identities? This year we will explore four topics that support developing a math identity for ourselves as well as our students.
In each session, participants are engaging in mathematical problem-solving, while the facilitators model the pedagogy that promotes the development of a mathematical identity. We then unpack the facilitation of the problem-solving, helping participants explore their own mathematical identity. In addition, we consider some of the implications for classroom practice. We invite you to attend individual sessions, but also encourage you to attend the entire series.
The sessions will be held at Bank Street School of Education in room 710 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM on the dates listed below.
We ask for a $10 donation to help offset the costs and participants will receive CTLE hours.