Mathematical Poetry as Praxis: Scientific and Artistic Modes of Being
MƒA teachers can register for this event on the Small-World Network.
The MƒA Equity Webinars Series invites nationally recognized educators to share ideas that support equity within STEM. Following an interactive presentation by the speaker, Master Teachers have the opportunity to discuss how these ideas might be applied in their own school environments in small groups. Teachers from MƒA, other Master Teacher programs, and people interested in learning more about MƒA are invited to attend.
Poetry is a deeply personal and reflective experience for young people; why can’t mathematics and science be the same? Poetic Mathematical Knowledge (Martinez, et al., 2023) is an amalgam of mathematics and poetry, embracing the tension between scientific and artistic ways of being. When students (and teachers) write and perform math-poetry, it provides an opportunity to learn about ourselves, others, and our shared mathematical world, all while creating safer spaces where we commit to changing unjust educational systems. In this talk, Dr. Ricardo Martinez will discuss the union of mathematics and poetry as critical praxis and lead teachers in a mathematics poetry activity. While the tools shared will focus on mathematics, they can easily be adapted for other disciplines and all STEM teachers are welcome.