Dates and Topics for 2021-21
Fractions, fractions, fractions! Fractions are a contentious topic that bring fear and dread into the hearts of both students and teachers. We are going to spend the first two Saturdays this year digging deeply into fractions. Why are they so hard? Why do our curriculums assume that fractions will be mastered by the time students enter the 6th grade? How do we continue to support fraction sense- making in middle school and high school?
What does a culturally responsive math classroom look like? How do you create an anti-racist learning space? As math educators, it is important that we believe that all of our students are capable of learning math. In the second two sessions, we will specifically talk about what culturally responsive and anti-racist education practices look like in a math classroom.
Note that the first two Saturdays will definitely be online due to Covid-19. At this current moment, we are hoping the second two Saturdays will be in person but this will be decided in 2021 based on the status of the pandemic.
Participants will receive CTLE hours for both the online and in person sessions.
The online sessions are free, but we ask for a $10 donation for the in-person sessions.