Event Title

Spaces for History in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 10:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 11:00 AM

Description

Teachers committed to issues of social justice actively search for ways to infuse multicultural perspectives into lessons and the classroom. As a pre-service mathematics teacher, I realized the value in looking outside the numbers and symbols to investigate the culture of historical math perspectives. With this study, I incorporated math history into the curriculum and explored student interest and motivation as it related to the integration of history. Data included student designed presentations, individual evaluations, and content-based assessments. The findings of this study point to the need for continued study of interdisciplinary classroom atmospheres as well as student interest when integrating topics.

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Spaces for History in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Teachers committed to issues of social justice actively search for ways to infuse multicultural perspectives into lessons and the classroom. As a pre-service mathematics teacher, I realized the value in looking outside the numbers and symbols to investigate the culture of historical math perspectives. With this study, I incorporated math history into the curriculum and explored student interest and motivation as it related to the integration of history. Data included student designed presentations, individual evaluations, and content-based assessments. The findings of this study point to the need for continued study of interdisciplinary classroom atmospheres as well as student interest when integrating topics.