Please join us for a colloquium with Dr. Rochelle Gutiérrez on Tuesday, October 25th 11:15am–12:15pm in Aderhold Hall Room 520.
Rehumanizing Mathematics: Should That Be Our Goal?
Mathematics has always been a human endeavor, a way in which we make sense of the world around us and come to appreciate its beauty and our interconnectedness with others, including humans, plants, animals, rocks, and other living beings. But, school mathematics often presents a different view of this activity and our efforts to get students to do mathematics can be viewed as dehumanizing. In this talk, I will discuss the subtle (and not so subtle) ways in which mathematics teachers, parents, learners, and researchers can be complicit with dehumanizing practices. I will also share some of the ways we can heal through reimagining mathematics with an alternate vision.