In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.
In our latest episode, Brian welcomes MIND’s Lead Mathematician Brandon Smith back to the podcast for a discussion on his approach to mathematizing anything. Brandon talks about how math is everywhere, but the lens society looks at math through is very limited. Through his “Three I’s to Mathematize” approach, Brandon explains how anything can become a math experience that enhances engagement and learning for all.
Brandon is presenting on this topic and more at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching in Houston, TX on July 16th. The conference will be held July 16th through the 18th at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston. You can register to attend at camtonline.org.
You can listen to the episode in the player below:
Topics Covered in the Podcast: 0:45 - Intro 3:20 - Making Math a Human Experience 6:45 - What is Mathematizing? Music as a Metaphor 12:30 - The Math Crisis and Math Anxiety 17:15 - The Three I's 22:10 - How Mathematizing Facilitates Academic Discourse 24:30 - The Experience Gap
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Brian LeTendre is the Director of Impact Advancement at MIND Research Institute. In addition to building thought leadership and brand awareness for MIND, Brian work cross-functionally internally and externally to amplify MIND's social impact and accelerate our mission. He is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.