Breaking the Mathematics myth

mathematics seminar

Have you ever thought Mathematics is a hard nut to crack? The Department of Mathematics brings to you Dr Rossi D’Souza to break the myth associated with Math. The seminar will be held on March 28, 2022 at 03.45 pm IST. Dr D’Souza, from Homi Bhabha Centre for Science will deliver a talk on ‘Why is the relationship between Mathematics, Education & Society important for research?’.

Abstract of the Talk

“Mathematics is hard!” has been a universal refrain among school children (and often their parents) for as long as we recall. But why do so many children dislike Mathematics? Is it the way Mathematics is taught – because Math teachers follow a “rote-learning” approach instead of making sure students understand the basic concepts? Why are students from marginalized backgrounds/identities disproportionately lagging behind in & excluded from Mathematics knowledge production? Or is Mathematics really not for everybody?

Drawing on experience from his PhD research with visually challenged students and industry experience the speaker will highlight the importance of taking into account the social factors in Mathematics Education Research to effectively address the challenges posed by STEM Education – and to work towards a world where Mathematics really is for everybody!

Speaker’s Profile

Dr Rossi D’Souza recently completed his PhD in Mathematics education from HBCSE-TIFR. His research interests include exploring how ableism operates in Mathematics education. Prior to working as a Research scholar, Rossi completed his M.Tech in Modeling and Simulation from Pune University, specializing in and then working in the field of Computational Genomics. He has also worked as a visiting lecturer at Govt. Polytechnic Mumbai, as a medical instrument repairman at Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore and as a Science Communicator on the Science Express train.

Join the session with Dr D’Souza and make your Mathematics learning a delightful experience.

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