Department of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Colloquium Series

  •  How does racial identity matter in the mathematics classroom?
  •  02/15/2017
  •  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  252 EH
  •  Maria del Rosario Zavala, San Francisco State University

In this talk I will use contemporary research in mathematics learning as a racialized form of experience to take stock of where the field is in relation to the question of “How does racial identity matter in the mathematics classroom?” and examine where we are headed in research and classroom practice. One aspect of my talk is to complicate the master narrative of achievement motivation, which ascribes high achievement solely to effort, and analyze the racial dimensions of such narratives using examples from research with Latinx high school students.



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