|Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Title: Constitutional Democracy and the Teaching and Learning of School Mathematics in the Information age
Abstract: The Information Age requires twenty-first century Quantitative Literacy as well as Reading and Writing Literacies to access its economic arrangements. But our Constitutional Democracy requires an education that equips students to relate to the work they do as Constitutional People. The Algebra Project works to understand how the teaching and learning of school mathematics relates to the
development of Constitutional People conscious of their role in our Constitutional Democracy. How can what it strives to do be better understood, better improved, better evaluated? What role do research mathematicians play as Constitutional People concerned about our Constitutional Democracy when their subject has been moved into such a central place in the education of the nation's children?
Speaker: Bob Moses
Institution: activist, educator (U.S. Algebra project)