Math Inclusivity: Crediting Contributions of LQBTQ2+ and BIPoC communities

Historically, math concepts and discoveries have been heavily attributed to those who identify as white heterosexual cis-males. We know now that this is often the result of overlooking the contributions of people from marginalized communities. In this workshop, we will examine some ways to create authentic lessons that incorporate math from a diverse group of mathematicians and relate these to areas of the BC curriculum from grades 3-7.

Target Audience

3-5 & 6-7

Sessions

Friday 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Room Glacier (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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Presenter

  • Saloni Dholakia

    I am the Numeracy Specialist at St. Margaret's, an ISABC girls-focused school in Victoria. I have the opportunity to work with students, teachers, and parents K-12; my primary focus is for students to not only develop strong mathematical skills, but to create life-long math learners. My previous education and experiences include a post-baccalaureate diploma in elementary math and science, post-graduate coursework with the CEMC at the University of Waterloo, and teaching IB mathematics.