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Advances in Higher Education Research Seminar: "Against the Odds: Insights From a Statistician With Dyscalculia" with Katherine Lewis and Dylan Lynn
Advances in Higher Education Research Seminar: "Against the Odds: Insights From a Statistician With Dyscalculia" with Katherine Lewis and Dylan Lynn
WhenTuesday, Nov 19, 2019, 2:30 – 3:20 p.m.
Campus locationOdegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG)
Campus room220
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsCenter for Teaching and Learning
Description

Against the Odds: Insights From a Statistician With Dyscalculia
Speakers:

  • Katherine Lewis, associate professor, UW College of Education
  • Dylan Lynn, statistician and researcher based in Seattle
Mathematics is a gatekeeper—one that often prevents students with dyscalculia from pursuing academic and career paths in STEM fields. Unfortunately, research on dyscalculia has focused exclusively on young students’ difficulties with basic arithmetic and adopted a deficit model of the student, rather than addressing the lack of accessibility inherent in traditional mathematics teaching.

In this talk, Prof. Lewis and Ms. Lynn offer an alternative vantage point to the prevailing deficit notions about dyscalculia. They explore how Ms. Lynn—a statistician with dyscalculia—navigated structural barriers as an undergraduate mathematics student at UC Berkeley, and the compensatory strategies she used to address issues of access. Based on this experience, Lewis and Lynn offer recommendations for tools and instructional approaches that may be beneficial for students with dyscalculia.

Linkwww.washington.edu…
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