Math Teachers’ Circle 4 Social Justice

09/15/2020 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Announce the first of 6 Math Teacher Circle 4 Social Justice sessions for the 2020-2021 academic year. Each session features a different leader/presenter who will engage us in mathematical problem solving in relation to issues of social justice. Sessions will be 90-120 minutes, depending on the topic/session design. Note that we will vary the day, as we know no one evening works best for everyone. 


Measuring Income Inequality
Date: Monday, September 21st
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm, EST (via Zoom)
Registration: Sign up at https://sites.google.com/view/mtc4socialjustice/workshops 
Description: To address inequality in the world and assess economic policy, we need to be able to measure income inequality. This Math Teacher Circle will have you create a measure of income inequality, compare your model to standard economic models, ask questions about income inequality over time and across countries, and dig into economic data in order to attempt to answer your questions. 
Presenter: Brendan Kelly, Harvard

Bio: Brendan Kelly is a math educator working in Harvard's Math Department who is passionate about helping students develop their mathematical and quantitative reasoning. Brendan is currently working on building a curriculum that centers critical issues in our society that have a quantitative edge: access to health care, income inequality, global climate change, medical research etc.


*MTC 4 Social Justice Leadership Team*
Kyle Evans, Trinity College
Scott Kapralos, CREC
Gina Rivera, Bristol Public Schools
Megan Staples, UConn

Visit https://sites.google.com/view/mtc4socialjustice/home for info about past sessions and resources

The ATOMIC Mission is to ensure that every Connecticut student receives world-class education in mathematics by providing vision, leadership and support to the K-16 mathematics community and by providing every teacher of mathematics the opportunity to grow professionally.

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