Carry the Two pulls back the curtain to reveal the mathematical and statistical gears that turn the world. An initiative of the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, the podcast presents unique perspectives from the fields of mathematics and statistics and uses stories to convey how mathematical research drives the world around us. Each episode tackles a different topic—from modeling how bees in a swarm make group decisions to how we can use textual analysis to reveal surprising changes in policy documents.
The first episode features Professor Carrie Diaz Eaton, Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies at Bates College, who guides listeners through the analysis techniques she and her colleagues use to analyze language around equity and justice in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) education policy. Carry the Two can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you access your podcasts.
How often does math get a holiday? Pi may be a famous irrational number, but there is nothing irrational about celebrating it with students. Every year mathematics teachers around the country celebrate Pi Day on March 14, since the date 3/14 resembles the first few digits of the number: 3.14.
To support math and STEM understanding, a variety books can help teachers at preK–grade 4 provide meaningful conversations with their students by integrating mathematical understandings through children’s literature. These books are among teachers’ favorites.
YouCubed is a platform for teachers and parents to find information on how to approach mathematics from a different angle. The focus of the program is on growth mindset in the math classroom and task-based teaching to engage and inspire students.