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21st Century Mathematics and Learning: A chat with Jo Boaler & Keith Devlin

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A conversation between maths educator Jo Boaler and mathematician Keith Devlin about 21st-century mathematics and learning. This event is free and open to the public. Join two thought leaders in mathematics consider the nature of 21st mathematics and learning.

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Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and the faculty director of youcubed. She is the author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education in England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a lecturer and researcher at King’s College, London. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ‘Early Career Award’, the NCSM Kay Gilliland Equity Award (2014) and the CMC Walter Denham Mathematics Leadership award (2015). She is the author of eleven books and numerous research articles. She recently formed www.youcubed.org to give teachers, parents, and students the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics. Her work has been published in the New York Times, TIME magazine, The Telegraph, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and many other news outlets. She was recently named one of the 8 educators “changing the face of education” by the BBC.


Dr. Keith Devlin, mathematician, is a co-founder and Director Emeritus of Stanford University’s H-STAR institute and a co-founder of the Stanford mediaX research network. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and a World Economic Forum Fellow. His current research focuses on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. In this connection, he is a co-founder and President of an educational technology company, BrainQuake, that creates mathematics learning video games. Prior to that, he worked for several years on projects for different branches of the US Department of Defense. He has written 33 books and over 80 published research articles. Awards include the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, and the Carl Sagan Award. In 2003, he was recognized by the California State Assembly for his "innovative work and longtime service in the field of mathematics and its relation to logic and linguistics. He is “the Math Guy” on National Public Radio.


The event will be filmed and will be available shortly after on youcubed.org and https://sumop.org/

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