Ethnomathematics


This event is POSTPONED. The new date will be announced shortly.

Recording

Full recording will be here

About the event


All Math 2.0 events are free and open to the public. Information about all events in the series is here: http://mathfuture.wikispaces.com/events

Saturday, March 20th 2010 we will meet in the LearnCentral public Elluminate room at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern time:
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.FCAF787B38E30D58F943EB7232EE27

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Event Host

Dr. Lawrence Shirley
Lawrence_Shirley.jpgLawrence Shirley has served as the Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research at Towson University in Maryland since 2001. As a tenured full Professor in the Mathematics Department, he is a mathematics educator with special interest in the history and culture of mathematics and ethnomathematics. He is originally from Arizona and has a B.S. in mathematics and history from Caltech, an M.Ed. in comparative and international education from Illinois, and a Ph.D. in mathematics education from Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria). After Peace Corps service as a secondary mathematics teacher in Sierra Leone, he taught mathematics education at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria for fifteen years and was head of the mathematics education section. He has been at Towson University since 1989 and previously served as Vice-Chair and Acting Chair of the Mathematics Department. He is the past-president of the North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics. He is married to Alberta Ohenewah Shirley and has two grown children, Jeff Shirley and Emily Sweet, and step-daughter, Takyiwah Adisi. His webpage is http://pages.towson.edu/shirley