April 9 #ILMathCom Registration
Thursday, April 9 3:30-4:30 CST
Jason Zimba, Ph.D.
What is Mathematical Modeling? What Does it Matter?
What is the standards' vision for mathematical modeling? How can you enhance the modeling work students so in grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12? In this meeting we will take up these questions and end with ways to advocate for richer modeling in your school or district.
Jason Zimba is a Founding Partner of Student Achievement Partners and was a lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. He holds a B.A. from Williams College with a double major in mathematics and astrophysics; an M.Sc. by research in mathematics from the University of Oxford; and a Ph.D. in mathematical physics from the University of California at Berkeley. As a researcher, Dr. Zimba's work spanned a range of fields, including astronomy, astrophysics theoretical physics, philosophy of science, and pure mathematics. His academic awards include a Rhodes scholarship and a Majorana Prize for theoretical physics. Dr. Zimba has taught physics and mathematics to university students and high school students, as well as to adult prison inmates and members of other disadvantaged groups. He is the author of Force and Motion: An Illustrated Guide to Newton's Laws.
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