Act out mathematics in next Math Teachers' Circle, Dec. 7

Dr. Hortensia Soto
Dr. Hortensia Soto

The Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education is excited to offer an Online Nebraska Math Teachers’ Circle, with guest Dr. Hortensia Soto of Colorado State University.

Math Teachers’ Circles (MTC) bring together math teachers (especially of grades 6-12) and mathematicians with the goal to discover and pass along to students the excitement and richness of problem solving in deep yet accessible mathematics topics.

Join us Monday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Central for “Acting Out Mathematics,” where participants will act out movements related to geometry facts and proofs. In this session, Nebraska native Dr. Hortensia Soto will provide a quick overview of how body movement influences the learning of mathematics. In teams, participants will create body movements related to geometry facts and will use their body to create a convincing argument as to why the statement is true. Please bring your fun-meter, your creativity, your body, and open physical space (for moving) to this session.

Monday, Dec. 7, 7:30-8:45 pm CST
Zoom Meeting ID: 942 9494 7949

Hortensia Soto (a.k.a Tensia) was raised on a farm in western Nebraska. She attended Chadron State College, the University of Arizona, and the University of Northern Colorado where she earned her Ph.D. in educational mathematics. Her research centers on the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and she has published over 25 articles related to assessment, outreach efforts, and the impact of technology in the mathematics classroom. In her little spare time, she enjoys reading, practicing yoga, biking, and most recently has taken up painting. Spending time with her son Miguel, is the highlight of every day.