Faculty Showcase: Addressing Equity and Social Justice in FSEM courses
Anderson Academic Commons, Room 345, OTL Conference Room
How do we address existing and historical iniquity in “objective” academic fields like Mathematics? In this faculty showcase, Allegra Reiber will share a group activity from her Mathematics through Fiction FSEM aimed at doing just that through critical reading of a short story about a mathematically talented student of color. We will talk about the students’ experience and responses, and how privileged and non-privileged socially constructed identifiers (age, gender, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, social class) impact what individuals experience and think about mathematics and schooling. Together, we will consider how stories and other activities lead to important discussions of inclusivity in the classroom.