MATH Colloquium: Make Math REAL: Learning Math by Creating

Apr 5, 2023 , 4:00pm
Darwin 103 or Zoom
Math & Statistics Department

Ben Ford, (Math & Stats) and Kathy Morris, (Math Education, Emerita), Sonoma State University

How can robots, art, slime, and arcade games lead to deep learning of important mathematics? Many students experience school math as disconnected from things they care or wonder about—can we help them instead learn math as a set of lenses to understand things that matter? We’ll give examples of fourth- and fifth-grade curriculum projects we’re designing and testing through an NSF-funded project, in which students learn about volume with their robots, fractions and scaling with their slime, and much more.


Zoom Link for Spring 2023 M*A*TH Colloquium Talks (Zoom will open at approximately 3:45 before each talk)

The M*A*T*H Colloquium is our weekly public lecture series. Talks are on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in Darwin 103 and on Zoom; see link above (first four talks are on Zoom only). Maps to and of campus are available. A parking permit is required to park on campus, and is available for $5.00 at machines in the parking lots. Talks are otherwise free.

The M*A*T*H Colloquium has been in operation during every semester since Fall, 1974. See below for previous posters.

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