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More than "just" mathematics: Using digital media as invitations to engage with local and global contexts

More than "just" mathematics: Using digital media as invitations to engage with local and global contexts

Series: Mathematics Instruction Colloquium
Location: ENR 2 S 395
Presenter: Lynette Guzman, UA Math

An infamous question in mathematics education, “When am I ever going to use this?” poses a challenge for instructors to take up in their practice. Connecting mathematics content to rich contexts, however, is difficult and might seem contrived, especially when we construct disciplinary borders that privilege mathematics as the sole focus (or purpose) in our classrooms. In this interactive session, I will share what I have learned as a mathematics educator who engages student learning through local and global contexts by using multimodal digital media. The intended audience is for all who are seeking ideas for resources, wanting to have conversations and collaborations with colleagues, and hoping to reimagine what is possible for mathematics classrooms.

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