On September 26^{th} at 3:30 PM in Math 357, Meagan Hensley will give our first Colloquium, titled “Secondary Mathematics Laboratory”. This talk should be accessible and useful to all levels, and all are welcome to attend.

Abstract: In August, I attended the Secondary Mathematics Laboratory (SML) at the University of Michigan. The SML was developed by U of M’s School of Education and the Algebra Project in order to provide an opportunity for a group of future high school students to improve their math skills and a chance for the education community to study an Algebra Project classroom. In this presentation, I will discuss the mathematics seen during the SML by introducing a few activities. We will also discuss the Algebra Project’s mission which involves improving math literacy.