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Toward a Shared Vision for Supporting the Mathematics Identities of Students and Educators from Historically Underrepresented Communities

Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10, 2023

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, Pasadena, California

organized by

David Crombecque, Brianna Donaldson, Alessandra Pantano, Roberto Pelayo, and Robin Wilson

Having a positive math identity is fundamental to the decision to engage and persist in mathematics as a student or educator. Much is known about what kinds of experiences support the development of positive math identities, for example, engaging with challenging mathematics through active learning, having opportunities to experience the joy and beauty of mathematics, and developing a robust sense of belonging to a mathematical community. Yet there are vast, systemic disparities in access to these opportunities that disproportionately affect underrepresented students and educators.

During this workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, leaders from K-12, higher education, and informal education will work toward developing a shared vision for how our entire mathematics ecosystem can collectively support positive mathematics identities for students and educators from underrepresented groups. Participants will build community, share best practices and areas for improvement, and articulate a common agenda for progress. Working groups will contribute to a long-term strategic plan that will be made publicly available and that will serve as the basis for future significant collaborative efforts, such as communities of practice and regional or national mathematics community alliances.

Workshop activities will take place from Friday evening, September 8, through Sunday afternoon, September 10, at AIM's facilities on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, CA. L.A.-area participants will be invited to a pre-workshop networking session on Friday afternoon.

Applications have closed for this workshop.

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