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Ethnomathematics and Information and Communication Technologies in Mathematics Education
Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 6:15pm to Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 7:45pm
Ethnomathematics and Information and Communication Technologies in Mathematics Education, Arthur Powell, associate professor, Rutgers University at Newark

This presentation will analyze how particular patterns of access and use of information and communication technologies in mathematics education contribute to socioeconomic inequalities. Powell will explore the significant differences across socioeconomic lines in the instructional use of digital technologies. In particular, the presentation will elaborate how dominant uses of digital technologies in classrooms are narrow and how new technologies presented in more intellectually interesting ways could serve to bring communities together, rather than further their isolation and social exclusion.

This seminar series continues to explore ways in which mathematics permeates people's lives in cultural contexts throughout the world, taking an alternative approach to the age-old question from students: Why does math matter?

All lectures are free and open to the public. The seminars take place in Neuberger Hall, room 454 (724 SW Harrison). For more information or to inquire about course credit, contact Swapna Mukhopadhyay at 503-725-8495 or swapna@pdx.edu