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Tuesday, October 30 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Solve for WHY: Finding Joy and Belonging in Afterschool Math

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As young children, most people delight in early math concepts. We play with rhythm, pattern, and counting. Somewhere along the way, though, we begin to sort ourselves into those who are good at math and those who aren’t. Or we get sorted, based on our identities and assumptions about our abilities. Though it is socially acceptable to say, “I’m not a math person”, this self- and/or externally-imposed label prevents many creative thinkers from pursuing a number of interests and even careers. As an afterschool professional, you can help youth reclaim their inborn identity as “math people”, whether you do calculus for fun in your spare time, get queasy at the sight of a story problem, or fall anywhere in between. In this interactive session, we will explore a variety of ways to support youth (and maybe even yourself) in seeing the relevance of math in their worlds and experiencing the joy of playing with math again.

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Krista Galloway

Consultant, Trainer & Teacher
Krista Galloway has worked in the Afterschool and Youth Development (AYD) field for over 25 years. For the first decade, she led school-age child care and school-based afterschool programs in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. For the next 13 years, she worked at School's... Read More →

Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Bellevue 2

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