Curricular Relevance for Equity and Engagement in Mathematics
During this session, we’ll explore an iterative process in which faculty can develop contextualized math curriculum to increase student engagement and sense-making, and create a more equitable learning environment. Studies strongly suggest that relevant and authentic contextualization allows students to make meaningful connections to what they are learning, making it easier to internalize, transfer, and retain new concepts.
We will describe faculty-led work contextualizing concepts in mathematics to align with the needs and interests of specific learner groups; a process that is subject agnostic. We’ll then hear from instructors and students as we explore the impact of using contextualized curricular materials (e.g. social justice and Indigenous contexts) in a learning environment.