Carlos Nicolas Gomez is an assistant professor of Mathematics Education at Clemson University. He joined host Maria Zavala for a conversation in early February on the research he is launching on elementary school Latinx students in the south and beyond. He talks about "failing" into teaching, and the journey he is on to bring lessons from young Latinx children to the mathematics teacher education classroom.
You can read more about the National Science Foundation CAREER grant that will help support his team's work: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1941952&HistoricalAwards=false
Marian Dingle is a mathematics teachers with over 21 years of experience teaching elementary school kids how to love themselves and love mathematics. She conversed with host Maria Zavala about schooling, mathematics, identities, and agency. She blogs at https://www.mariandingle.com/ and is on twitter @DingleTeach
Many of us are familiar with techniques to support our multilingual (ie, English learning) students in our classrooms. But is what we are doing helping our students to learn mathematics while also learning English? In many schools, that twin focus on learning math and learning English is raising new questions, reflections, and thoughts for teachers. Myself (Maria), Zandra de Araujo (of U of Missouri), and Griselda, a teacher from southern California, discuss what we know about supporting ELs, and how, in Griselda's words, being the best teacher you can be for your students is "a journey."
Today we focus on the world of mathematics education policy and talk with Pamela Burdman, Executive Director of Just Equations. Learn about the work of https://justequations.org/, and expand your knowledge of what's going on in the arena of policy and mathematics equity.
Mentioned in this episode:
1997 Article from SF Chronicle on the problems of linking test scores to academic performance https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/PAGE-ONE-Worth-of-SAT-Exam-Questioned-Recent-2796341.php
Blog post from Just Equations on shift in California State University changes in math class placement policies
What are the teacher communities that we build to sustain ourselves and each other? A double-length episode featuring two founders of the Nepantla Teachers Community, who speak to the roles of identity, tensions, and finding your people to sustain yourself in mathematics teaching. More about their work at https://nepantlateachers.wixsite.com/website
This episode we flash back to audio recorded in 2014 at the first ever TODOS Conference. Mathematics education leaders Rochelle Gutierrez and Kathryn Chval cohosted a closing session to reflect on key ideas and themes from the conference. Grab a pen and have a listen! Information about the upcoming TODOS 2020 Conference here: https://www.todos-math.org/todos-2020-conference-
Listen to authors of the TODOS blog entry "Ethnomathematics: Mathematics de TODOS" Carlos LópezLeiva, Kyndall Brown, and Silvia Llamas-Flores describe what ethnomathematics is, and provide practical advice for teachers on how to get started with expanding the mathematics of their classroom. Read the blog https://tinyurl.com/TODOSBlogethno
In 2016, TODOS and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics released a joint statement on social justice in mathematics education. Host Maria Zavala interviewed key author Dr. Julia Aguirre in July of 2019, to reflect on the history of the document and the continued need for educational leaders to commit to social justice in mathematics. Access the position statement ~ https://tinyurl.com/TSJPS