The University of Arizona

Understanding Gender and its Relationship to Developing Positive Maths Identities

Mathematics Education Seminar

Understanding Gender and its Relationship to Developing Positive Maths Identities
Series: Mathematics Education Seminar
Location: ENR2 S395
Presenter: Melissa Hosten, University of Arizona, University of Arizona
Much of the work in gender equity has focused on a binary system of gender. This has created a "this or that" way to understand how one's maths identity is formed, and has pigeonholed  maths learners into one gender or the other based on these characteristics of maths identity.  By broadening one's understanding of gender, one can see the multi-dimensionality of maths identity. Once we embrace that multi-dimensionality we can find tangible ways to focus on status and gender in the maths classroom. 
We will discuss these ideas and discuss tangible ways in which a maths classroom can engage all learners with equal status in our instructional segments. This will be a discussion, not lecture, and we expect and welcome ideas, questions, and curiosities shared by all in attendance. 

This is a series of NSF Noyce Seminars for the AZ Noyce Mathematics Teaching (MaTh) Scholars Project in Secondary Mathematics Education. (PI: Cynthia Anhalt; Co-PI: Marta Civil; Co-PI: Jennifer Eli; Co-PI: Rebecca McGraw).