The M*A*T*H Colloquium: Three Uncommon Messages About Mathematics That Every Student Should Know with Dan Meyer, DESMO. Students often leave their K-12 mathematics education having internalized the false messages that math doesn't make sense and that they can't make sense of math until an adult explains it to them. We'll propose three messages to counter those false messages – math is POWER, that power makes SENSE, and students AL- READY HAVE that power – and discuss concrete strategies for helping students learn them. Series supported by Instructionally-Related Activities Funds. Coffee, cookies and tea at 3:45 p.m.