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Era-Responsive Math=Coding+Reasoning+Collaboration

Despite the rising concern over the weakness of STEM education in the United States, most of our elementary math classrooms operate in much the same way as they did 100 years ago. How can we transform our elementary school classrooms to insure our children are globally competitive in an information economy?

A practicing mathematician, a mathematics-focused micro-school founder, and an education reformist discuss deepening teachers’ mathematical thinking through their practice-based lab environment. In additional, the panel will discuss their ongoing project to connect mathematical reasoning to Python coding for children K-6.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Challenges in elementary mathematics classroom
  2. Practice-based lab environments as an impetus for change
  3. Computational thinking + math reasoning as an impetus for change

Speakers

  • Kevin Moore, Co-Founder, the number lab
  • Mark Lai, ICES Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas
  • Monica Valadez, Assistant Principal , De Zavala Elementary School

Organizer

Kevin Moore, Co-Founder, the number lab


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