Nov 13 2023

The Future of Math: Where Is Math Education Now and Where Should It Be?

Grantmakers for Education

Virtual

November 13, 4:00 pm ET

Join our new learning series on The Future of Math. This series will imagine how our mathematics education systems could better serve the needs of all of our students, the workforce and our society – and how we might make that vision a reality. The series will take a systemic approach, looking at pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, technology, management and social forces. Throughout we will focus on the barriers to reform and what the philanthropic community could do to help. The first webinar of the series features an esteemed panel of experts sharing reflections on the current status of our math education systems and what they see as needing to change.

This session is a follow-on to the EdFunders conference session "Removing Math as a Barrier to Equitable Student Success: What Stands in the Way?" You are welcome to attend any or all sessions in the series. The Future of Math series is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

While others are welcome to attend, this event is intended for members and education grantmakers.

There is no cost to attend this Grantmakers for Education program. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the program time. Thank you for your patience; we review each registration in advance.

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About the Speakers

Dr. Deborah Loewenberg Ball

Dr. Deborah Loewenberg Ball
William H. Payne Collegiate Professor of Education
University of Michigan

Deborah Loewenberg Ball is the William H. Payne Collegiate Professor of education at the University of Michigan, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, a research professor in the Institute for Social Research, and the director of TeachingWorks. She taught elementary school for more than 15 years, and continues to teach children every summer. Ball’s research focuses on the practice of teaching, using elementary mathematics as a critical context for investigating the challenges of building relationships with children and helping children develop agency and understanding, and on leveraging the power of teaching to disrupt racism, marginalization, and inequity. Ball is an expert on teacher education, and her current work centers on ways to improve the quality of beginning teaching to advance justice.


David Bressoud

David Bressoud
DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics Emeritus
Macalester College

David Bressoud is the DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Former President of the Mathematical Association of America, former Director of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, and former Chair of the AP Calculus Development Committee, his recent work has focused on the ways that calculus instruction has distorted the teaching of mathematics in both high schools and colleges.


Dr. Dave Kung

Dr. Dave Kung
Director of Policy
Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Dave Kung (he/him) serves as the director of policy for the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, Dave spent more than 20 years at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he was a professor for various courses across the mathematics curriculum in the Department of Math and Computer Science. While there, he co-founded an Emerging Scholars program to retain minoritized students. Dave is an award-winning teacher and also serves as the director of MAA Project NExT, a professional development program for new faculty in the mathematical sciences.


Dr. Belin Tsinnajinnie

Dr. Belin Tsinnajinnie
Research Associate
WestEd

Belin M. Tsinnajinnie PhD (he/him) is Diné and Filipinx from Na’ Neelzhiin, New Mexico. He is currently a researcher in mathematics education for WestEd, an education nonprofit. Belin’s primary research interests pertain to issues of social justice and equity in mathematics education through Indigenous perspectives. Prior to WestEd, Belin was a mathematics faculty member at Santa Fe Community College and, prior to that, a faculty member at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Belin received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of New Mexico; and an MS and PhD from the University of Arizona in mathematics, with a doctoral dissertation that explored notions of mathematical identity in the context of Indigenous and Latinx students.


Aris Winger

Aris Winger
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Georgia Gwinnett College

Aris Winger is an assistant professor of Mathematics at Georgia Gwinnett College. A native of Washington D.C., he is a graduate of Howard University (B.S. in Mathematics) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.S. and Ph.D in mathematical sciences). His current areas of interest and research include Equity in mathematical spaces, culturally responsive teaching, and social justice mathematics. He is a co-author of the book series Advocating for Students of Color in Mathematics currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Mathematicians.

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