CORE 003 SC - Women, Girls, and Mathematical Superstitions
The course will examine the foundations, validity, and effects of various perceptions related to mathematics and the teaching of mathematics, including the beliefs that: 1. there exists a difference in innate mathematical ability between men and women; 2. mathematics is, or should be taught as, unquestioned and unquestionable algorithmic procedure; 3. mathematics is less a part of, or perhaps more alien to, human nature than language or letters; etc. Students will, in addition to writing papers, participate in the creation of a series of online lectures on junior high school mathematics with the goal of shifting these perceptions.
Course Credit: 1.0
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