Christopher Brownell, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics and STEM education and program director of mathematics education, will be among the keynote speakers June 21, 2019, at the 2019 Early Math Symposium at CSU East Bay, Hayward, CA. This year’s symposium will focus on fostering fun, creativity and discovery while supporting the mathematical development of all young children.
Brownell will share stories to illustrate how math is tied to humanity. He is the co-author of the book Math Recess Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption, which came out in April from IMpress Publications. “We advocate for a dramatic shift in the way math is taught to children and want to disrupt the educational applecart a little bit,” he said.
The symposium is sponsored by the California Department of Education, the California State Board of Education, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, First Five California, WestEd, the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, the Fresno County Office of Education and the California Early Math Project. More at calstat.org/EarlyMathSymposium/.