Padhu Seshaiyer - George Mason University
Abhilasha Tripathi - Fairfax County Schools
Grade band: 6 - 12
This session will help to disseminate best practices in integrated mathematics education to improve student learning. Using collaborative real-world problem-based learning, the session will help participants to acquire enhanced instructional skills to engage students from underrepresented and underserved populations in exploring driving questions that require mathematical thinking needed to formulate problems, collect and analyze data and present and justify their reasoning and critique others ideas to evaluate their conclusions. The session will also help to empower the participants to recognize their own biases, enlightening them about local communities, and recognizing how talents appear in various cultures. Finally, the participants will also learn about the latest scientific findings on the learning characteristics of underrepresented and underserved populations, awareness of cultural differences, understanding of students with multiple learning styles, and the use of equitable and non-biased assessments in mathematics education.
Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
PO Box 73593
Richmond, VA 23235