60 Minutes

Let's Talk Mathematics: Strategies to Support Active and Equitable Discourse in Mathematics

Dr. Thomasenia Lott Adams

It is extremely important that each and every student be given an opportunity to develop mathematical language. Mathematical language includes the numerals, vocabulary, symbols, images, demonstrations, etc. that are used to enter and engage in learning and doing mathematics. In this session, Dr. Thomasenia Lott-Adams will share a variety of strategies teachers at any grade level can use to prepare students to communicate mathematically. About the PresenterThomasenia Lott Adams is a professor of mathematics education and has been an active member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for more than 30 years. She currently serves as an associate editor of NCTM’s journal, Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK12. She is the 2020 recipient of the Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award sponsored by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. She is a member of the US National Commission on Mathematics Instruction, a standing committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Her most recent publication is a co-authored chapter included in Girls and Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Double Bind in K-12 Education (2020). She is a co-author of the Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching series (Solution Tree) and an author of the K-5 mathematics textbook series Go Math! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).Looking to be proactive and prepared? Register for other sessions in this series: hmhco.com/proactive-and-preparedThis series is intended for non US-based educators.