This course will examine the readings of John Dewey and Paolo Friere as well as scholarly articles on After-School Education. Each student will develop a proposal for an After- School Education Workshop for Molly Stark Elementary School with the possibility of implementing this workshop in their After-School program later in the semester.
Much of higher mathematics has more in common with solving puzzles than it does with performing algebra drills. In this class, I will be proposing puzzles, and providing coaching and strategies for getting better at doing puzzles. Many of the reasoning skills will be valuable broadly in life, not only in mathematics. No special math knowledge will be needed.