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Event Recap

October 25, 2021
Event Recap

Educators, families, and thinkers from across the globe joined the Robertson Center’s recent Real Value of Math Class webinar for a discussion on the power and potential of math education. After a keynote address by former NASA astronaut and CEO of the Math and Science Initiative, Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., the RC facilitated a conversation about the purpose of math class with an esteemed panel of thought leaders including Dr. Harris, math education change agent Steve Leinwand, Citizen Math’s Karim Ani, and Success Academy math leader Laura Drechsel.

To learn more about what we believe the real value of math class is, check out the webinar video, the Robertson Center’s latest blog post on the possibilities of math education when thinking is the goal, and our newly-released elementary and middle school math curriculum!

 

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October 12, 2021
The Real Value of Math Class: To Cultivate Creative Thinkers
The purpose of learning math isn’t to take shortcuts to the right answer—it’s to unpack dazzling problems with curiosity and joy, generate original insights, and apply this strong reasoning and wonder to the world.
The purpose of learning math isn’t to take shortcuts to the right answer—it’s to unpack dazzling problems with curiosity and joy, generate original insights, and apply this strong reasoning and wonder to the world.
Curricular Resource
October 15, 2021
Elementary School Number Stories
Number Stories teaches students to unpack and solve complex, unfamiliar problems to develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills, explain their thinking and construct mathematical arguments, build an understanding of grade-level conjectures and concepts, and apply concepts, strategies, and models learned in math and mini-lessons to novel contexts.
Number Stories teaches students to unpack and solve complex, unfamiliar problems to develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills, explain their thinking and construct mathematical arguments, build an understanding of grade-level conjectures and concepts, and apply concepts, strategies, and models learned in math and mini-lessons to novel contexts.