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NCTCA 2021 Pre-recorded Video Library  Password will be provided here on February 4th.
Each Pre-recorded session can be found within our schedule or can be watched on demand in our Video Library and will be available for the entire month of February.

2021 Partners in Education Virtual Luncheon - Shelley Moore
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Thursday February 4th, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am - Virtual Reception
11:30am-12:30am - Shelley Moore

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Thursday, February 4 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
All Things Being Equal: Why Math Is the Key to a Better World

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In this keynote John argues that math study is an ideal starting point to break down social inequality and empower individuals to build a smarter, kinder, more equitable world. Bringing together the latest cognitive research and incremental learning strategies, Mighton goes deep into the classroom and beyond to offer a hopeful–and urgent–vision for a numerate society. Math, Mighton says, provides us with mental tools of incredible power. When we learn math we learn to see patterns, to think logically and systematically, to draw analogies, to perceive risk, to understand cause and effect–among many other critical skills. Yet we tolerate and in fact expect a vast performance gap in math among students, and live in a world where many adults aren’t equipped with these crucial tools. This learning gap is unnecessary, dangerous and tragic, he cautions, and it has led us to a problem of intellectual poverty which is apparent everywhere–in fake news, political turmoil, floundering economies, even in erroneous medical diagnoses.

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Dr. John Mighton

Founder of JUMP Math, Social Entrepreneur, Awarded Ashoka Fellowship and Officer of the Order of Canada Dr. John Mighton is a playwright turned mathematician and author who founded JUMP Math as a charity in 2001. His work in fostering numeracy and in building children's self-confidence... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Virtual Feature Room C
  Feature / Conférencier  Feature / Conférencier
  • Chairperson Joanne Wallace - Pembina Hills #22
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English
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