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Bonus: Summit: Humanizing Mathematics w/ Sunil Singh

This is an audio version of our Summit on September 22nd, 2019.


Sunil Singh is author of Pi of Life and co-author of Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption, whose expert focus is on revolutionizing the math curriculum through philosophical conversation, decolonizing the content, and redefining the narrative.

In this interactive discussion, we discussed revolutionary thinking of mathematics education and how to instill a humanized mathematics curriculum into our schools.

  • What does it mean to have a “humanized mathematics curriculum”? How does this differ from the predominant way mathematics is taught?
  • How can we redefine what “success” looks like in mathematics, as well as lessen math anxiety and promote wellness in the classroom?
  • How can we make substantial changes to the process and curriculum to make mathematics more engaging? (e.g. social justice, real life scenarios, PBL, decolonization)
  • Why is it imperative that we implement these changes? What specific notes will you take away from this conversation? What questions and concerns do you still have?

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