Educator Resources

Saturday Math

Welcome to Saturday Math, a place where teachers, administrators, curriculum enthusiasts, and other colleagues from the metropolitan New York area do, learn, and talk about math together. Four times each year we meet to explore our own mathematical thinking and discuss issues related to teaching and learning mathematics. Each facilitated session consists of interactive activities and discussions, and you will go home with resources and ideas to try out in your own practice on Monday. Session topics may focus on content (e.g., Connecting Fractions, Decimals and Percents) or pedagogy (e.g., Using Mathematical Routines), and will always provide ample opportunity to make connections to your unique practice as a teacher, coach, administrator, or other educational professional.

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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.

  • October 17, 2020 (online), 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM—Fractions

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  • December 5, 2020 (online), 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM—Fractions

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  • March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM—Cultural Proficiency and Math

    Description coming soon!

  • May 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM—Cultural Proficiency and Math

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Meet the Facilitator:

Nancy Buck

Nancy BuckNancy Buck supports current students and graduates of the Leadership in Mathematics Education program in facilitating the Saturday Math sessions. Nancy has taught math to students ranging from 5th grade – freshmen in college. She currently and coaches teachers at The Young Women’s Leadership School of the Bronx. She is also a Master Teacher in the Math for America program. She believes that math is a beautiful and creative subject that allows people to understand the world around them. She works hard to create safe spaces so that all educators can see that both they and their students are mathematicians.

History of Saturday Math

Since 1989, Bank Street faculty, current students, and graduates have run Saturday Math at Bank Street. Saturday Math invites teachers, administrators, curriculum enthusiasts, and other colleagues from the metropolitan New York area to enter the doors of Bank Street and engage in experiences that reflect the College’s progressive thinking around mathematics education.

While Saturday Math has grown and developed over time, it maintains consistent core goals. We support the development of education professionals, provide access for prospective candidates for the Leadership in Mathematics Education program, and empower current graduate students to design and facilitate powerful professional development seminars. In keeping with Bank Street’s commitment to growing community, we provide a light breakfast and space for participants to network and mingle.