Conversations in Math: Algebra is the Problem! Can We Help Find a Solution?

Conversations in Math Seminar
Algebra is the Problem! Can We Help Find a Solution?

Dr. Patty Fraser Lock
Professor of Mathematics
St. Lawrence University

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Algebra is hard. And most citizens of the world (even in STEM fields) will do very little algebra by hand, ever. In addition, according to the MAA’s report Common Vision, it is “the most significant barrier” to finishing a degree in both STEM and non-STEM fields. As we work to build more equity in our disciplines and our curricula and our courses, can we find ways to reduce this barrier? Can we teach rigorous math and stat courses while increasing equity and reducing the algebraic load? How might this affect both the content and the pedagogy in our courses? We’ll share some ideas for diminishing algebraic barriers to student success across the math/stat curriculum and we look forward to having a discussion with you around these ideas.

Intended Audience:
Undergraduates, graduates, and experts. Those with interest in the topic.

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When and Where
November 03, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Open to the Public

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