In this episode, join your host Katherine Cheng, and special guest Dr. Robert Berry, immediate past National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) President, a professor in the School of Education and Human Development at University of Virginia, and author of numerous books and articles on equity issues in mathematics education. They discuss why identity and agency are crucial, especially for students who are historically disadvantaged, and Dr. Berry gives poignant ideas for how to create classrooms that are conducive to solidifying identity and agency in students. Dr. Berry also talks about how mathematics is a tool for justice in areas like income inequality, and how no matter what your profession or background, math matters and it's important for our society for you to get involved! Also... why tinkering is important, the role of good EdTech, and some fun stories.
“We have to think of mathematics as community work.”
- Dr. Robert Berry
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