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MARCUS HUNG

Algebra Project, Young People's Project, Southern Initiative Algebra Project
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    Marcus Hung

    Presenter
    May 15, 2017 | 10:16 a.m.

    Thank you for checking out the work of our emerging alliance. As we head into another important gathering in St. Louis this coming weekend May 19-21, 2017 we'd welcome any feedback, input, questions, suggestions, or anything else to consider that is important to building math literacy for all students--especially those in the bottom-quartile. Thanks!

     
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    Kristina Lux
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    Joni Falk

    Co-Director of CSR at TERC
    May 15, 2017 | 02:04 p.m.

    Very much enjoyed watching this video which well articulates the problem that you are trying to solve. Made me interested in hearing more about particular programs and strategies that have been successful/ Would love to hear if you are focusing on middle - high school, or high school-college? Heard mention of the importance of bringing communities and schools together. Can you talk more about how you have done this successfully?  I know the algebra project has been around for a long time. How do you go about measuring your success? I see in the video that you are spreading the word to others in professional development conferences like the one shown in the video. Such important work! Tell me more details. 

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    Marcus Hung

    Presenter
    May 16, 2017 | 10:48 p.m.

    Thanks Joni! We are focusing on the bottom-quartile of students at all levels from K-16. There have been years of work done on all levels even in the elementary age and the collective efforts that this emerging alliance represents will focus in on working on local "ground games" that are happening throughout the country. These ground games are going to be the measure of our success. Stay tuned for more info as the network of students, teachers, school leaders, community organizers, and other collaborators are gathering to continue this important work this upcoming weekend!

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    Marcelo Worsley

    Facilitator
    May 15, 2017 | 04:11 p.m.

    I'd love to hear some preliminary insights that were gathered from the February meeting. What sort of unexpected ideas were brought forth by the student and teacher community? Can you say more about how you structured the meeting. How did you frame the event such that everyone felt like a valuable contributor?

     
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    Stacy Wenzel
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    Marcus Hung

    Presenter
    May 16, 2017 | 10:58 p.m.

    There were many important connections made during the February meeting but most of all were the emerging "ground games" that are sprouting up throughout the country where different stakeholders are mobilizing the work in their own settings and working to build math literacy for all. The meetings are structured with a "bottom-up" approach where we have different spaces for different stakeholders to voice their needs/solutions. We come together to hear from the various voice groups. In addition, we also will be sharing out the various ground games to the larger group at the May meeting.

     
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    Kristina Lux
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    Kristina Lux

    Researcher
    May 17, 2017 | 03:30 a.m.

    Marcus will you be sharing the findings of your May meeting? I am very interested in hearing more about your program/success

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    Vivian Guilfoy

    Senior Advisor
    May 16, 2017 | 09:15 a.m.

    Joining stakeholders together to share ideas and discuss strategies for math inclusion is critical--especially when content springs from students and teachers.  I applaud your work and would like to know more about how you are going to communicate what you discover to broader audiences as the work of the coalition emerges.  Have you envisioned the best ways to spotlight what you already know (e.g. problems that capture the attention of students and different pathways to solving them)?   

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    Marcus Hung

    Presenter
    May 16, 2017 | 11:15 p.m.

    Thanks Vivian! Yes we are committed to ongoing dissemination of what we have learned and what we are working on. Through our various ground games and folks involved in this work in different facets around the country, we are relying on a truly bottom-up approach where those who have the most to lose are going to be the voices and perspectives that we hear from. With that said, creating/sustaining such an alliance would provide the backbone and overall structure for such spotlights to take shape. Stay tuned for more-- especially after this weekend's meeting!

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    Michael Lach

    Facilitator
    May 16, 2017 | 10:11 p.m.

    How cool! Bob Moses has been a hero of mine for so long, and I love the work that the YPP people do. (I think I caught a glimpse of other colleagues in this video, too!) Curious where you all see the greatest resistance to this work coming from--the system, from schools/IHEs, from other places. I'd also like to piggyback on Marcelo's questions and learn more about the dissemination efforts--that sounds critical.

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    Marcus Hung

    Presenter
    May 16, 2017 | 11:18 p.m.

    Thank you Michael! We agree that dissemination and broadening the participation into this work is very critical to creating a national scale of change when it comes to building math literacy for all. Again, our approach will rely heavily on the emerging ground games that have to take place all throughout the country and at the same time having a backbone structure that allows for these activities/efforts to be more broadly seen and shared so that other communities can also work to create their own ground games. 

  • May 18, 2017 | 02:13 a.m.

    I hope we can make some connections between the IMMERSION Project http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/presentatio... and your Math Literacy project.  Out project teaches elementary school teachers to engage their students in mathematical modeling.  The tasks are often community and school-based -- often generated by questions students raise.   I think we have common goals and would benefit from exchanging ideas about how to reach them.  Thanks!

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    Marcus Hung

    Presenter
    May 19, 2017 | 12:33 a.m.

    Great thanks for sharing Rachel!

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    Lauren Amos

    Facilitator
    May 18, 2017 | 07:43 p.m.

    Bob Moses never fails to impress! Oh, to be a fly on the wall at a national design meeting! I'd love to learn more about how you've planned and structured these gatherings. Convening so many stakeholders with the goal of generating actionable ideas for students with the greatest need is no easy feat. I can imagine your approach could be a great model for other alliances should you choose to "bottle" it!

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    Marcus Hung

    Presenter
    May 19, 2017 | 12:45 a.m.

    The meetings have been planned and structured by the various groups themselves and the facilitators have weekly meetings to help organize the goals/needs/activities of each group. There is quite a lot of planning that goes into convening over 140 people from all across the country! Be on the lookout for more about the next steps from this emerging alliance!

     
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    Lauren Amos
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    Kathy Perkins

    Director, PhET Interactive Simualtions
    May 18, 2017 | 10:31 p.m.

    Great to learn about your project. I wonder if we may connect? One goal for the new tools we are building to engage and support all students in learning math, http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/presentatio... ... We'd love to have additional feedback and input. 

     

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    Marcus Hung

    Presenter
    May 19, 2017 | 12:46 a.m.

    Absolutely! Please reach out to the Algebra Project (www.algebra.org) or Young People's Project (www.typp.org) to connect. Thanks Kathy!

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