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[Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools March 11, 2020 - March 13, 2020
Registration Deadline: March 13, 2020 over 4 years ago
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Series: Critical Issues
Location: SLMath: Eisenbud Auditorium, Baker Board Room, Atrium
Organizers Meredith Broussard (New York Unviersity), Victor Donnay (Bryn Mawr College), Courtney Ginsberg (Math for America), Luis Leyva (Vanderbilt University), Candice Price (Smith College), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego State University), LEAD Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge), William Tate (Washington University in St. Louis)

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Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020 workshop was held online. The full workshop description and list of talks can be found HERE. The links to the recorded CIME talks can also be found below. March 12, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/954/schedules David Daley, Why Your Vote Doesn't Count Mathical Book Prize Announcement March 13, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/954/schedules Wesley Pegden, Bringing Mathematics to the Courtroom March 20, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/989/schedules Lisa Goldberg, Hot Hands: What Data Science Can (and Can't) Tell Us About Basketball Trends March 27, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/990/schedules Nicol Turner Lee, Unconscious Bias Saber Khan, Identity & Ethics April 10, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/993/schedules Estrella Johnson, Some unintended consequences of active learning April 17, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/994/schedules MfA teachers: Kate Belin, Sharon Collins, Sage Forbes-Gray, Representation in the Math Classroom: Access, Advocacy, and Agency April 24, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/995/schedules Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, K-12 to Post-Secondary Viewpoint Critical Issues in Mathematics Education May 1, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/996/schedules Hyman Bass, 'Mathematics and Social Justice': An undergraduate course. What could this be? May 8, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/997/schedules Nathan Alexander, Mathematical Models in the Sociological Imagination Lincoln Chandler, Pursuing Racial Equity within Schools May 15, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/998/schedules Daniel Reinholz, Preparing teachers to notice, name, and disrupt racial and gender inequity May 22, 2020:  https://www.msri.org/workshops/1000 Rico Gutstein, Preparing Students Today for Whatever Tomorrow Brings   Download Official Notice of Change A formal Notice of Change letter is available here, which can be shared with your institution, funding agency, and others.   Workshop Description: Sophisticated computational and quantitative techniques drive important decision-making in modern society.  Such methods and algorithms are meant to improve the efficiency with which we work and the ways in which we live.  An understanding of the mathematical underpinnings of these techniques can be used either to disrupt or to perpetuate inequities, and thus such knowledge constitutes power in the modern world. How does this powerful knowledge get used for the common good and get passed on to our children equitably? What does it imply about the kinds of mathematical skills, practices, and dispositions students should learn in schools, colleges, and universities? Three guiding questions: What are the major areas where computational and quantitative methods have influence, and what does work in these areas imply for mathematics and the mathematics community? Gerrymandering and apportionment Recruitment, enrollment, and retention decision making to drive “academic efficiency” (e.g., Student data analytics to inform access to academic programs and classes) Sentencing, bail, and parole (e.g., artificial intelligence based models used by judges) Systems that guide policing, driving, and medical decisions (e.g., artificial intelligence & visual recognition systems in investigations, navigation, treatment options, drug development) Efficiency and pricing via online systems (e.g., surge pricing , routing algorithms) Determination of loan or insurance terms Surveillance of email, mail, phone, online trace (e.g., Hong Kong, China, England, US) What are the social justice and educational equity implications of mathematical work in these areas? Who is impacted and how are traditionally underserved communities disproportionately and negatively impacted? What are the human capital development implications? Who gets access to these methods? What current and historical inequities is this work exposing or perpetuating? How do computational systems impact privacy and social/political movements? (Surveillance dampens free speech while social media facilitates grassroots action.) How might negative impacts of computational and quantitative methods be countered? Can we use these methods to design for social good? In light of the above, what are the implications for the mathematical knowledge, skills, and ways of interacting to be developed in schools? What might society, as well as specific communities and families, want children to learn in school and students to learn in colleges and universities? What mathematics is important for educators to nurture in order to build a more just society?  How might the enactment of different pedagogical approaches  (e.g., problem-based learning, inquiry based approaches, culturally responsive pedagogy,  flipped classrooms) either broaden or limit opportunities for equitable quantitative and computational learning?  How might various technologies and digital tools be used to promote equitable student learning of computational techniques and concepts?  What are the implications for teacher preparation at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels of mathematics education? 
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Students, recent PhDs, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Mar 12, 2020
09:00 AM - 09:10 AM
  Welcoming Remarks
09:10 AM - 09:15 AM
  Introduction to CIME 2020 plan and speaker David Daley
Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge)
09:15 AM - 09:55 AM
  Why Your Vote Doesn't Count
David Daley (FairVote)
09:55 AM - 10:00 AM
  Kate Stevenson introduces an activity and shares a pdf
Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Mathical Book Prize 2020 Winners Announcement
David Eisenbud (University of California, Berkeley), Candice Price (Smith College)
Mar 13, 2020
09:00 AM - 09:05 AM
  Kate Stevenson introduces speaker Wesley Pegden
Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge)
09:05 AM - 09:45 AM
  Bringing Mathematics to the Courtroom
Wesley Pegden (Carnegie Mellon University)
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Kate Belin (Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School), Katherine Stevenson (California State University, Northridge)