Creating Culturally Relevant Math Tasks–Not as Hard as You Think! – Pamela Seda
Many math teachers have a desire to use culturally relevant tasks but don’t know where to start. Finding culturally relevant tasks starts with understanding your students, finding out what they are interested in, what’s important to them, and what they value. In this session, participants will learn how to start this process by making small changes to math tasks and working their way up to tasks that truly engage and empower all their students.
About Pamela Seda
Education Consultant, Math Equity Expert, and Co-author of Choosing to See: A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom
Dr. Pamela Seda is an educational consultant in Atlanta with over 30 years of educational experience. She is the owner of Seda Educational Consulting, creator of the VANG Math Card Game, and co-author of Choosing to See: A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom. Dr. Seda has been a high school mathematics teacher, instructional coach, college instructor, and district math supervisor. She currently serves on the board of NCSM Leadership in Mathematics Education and is the President-Elect of the Benjamin Banneker Association, an equity affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. As a regular speaker about math equity at conferences, Dr. Seda is committed to changing how students experience mathematics, especially those from marginalized groups, and advocates for mathematics instruction that develops all students as mathematical thinkers and problem-solvers.
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