Re-Aligning Mathematics Curriculum With Making
How can we align making to curricular standards in areas such as math? Even the newest mathematics curricula do not account for the diversity of materials that young makers choose to express their own mathematical conceptualizations. Using examples from three grade-levels (elementary, middle and high-school), Jacob will offer educators a glimpse into complex mathematical conceptualizations made by students that embody elements of a creative exploration through topics of mathematics as a discipline – something that emerged through their unique maker process.
Jacob Lingley, Executive Director, Brilliant Labs in New Brunswick, Canada, balances many passions: mathematics teacher, researcher, tinkerer, avid Star Trek: TNG fan and father to some young maker daughters. In his role at Brilliant Labs, Jacob is able to share the educational benefits of maker education throughout all four provinces of Atlantic Canada by supporting Brilliant Lab’s mandate of helping students and educators (K-12) create expressively innovative learning opportunities.