February 12, 2015 – Next up in the Chautauqua Education Series in Boulder is a talk entitled, “How Children Learn Math and Science,” by University of Colorado Professors Edd Taylor & Valerie Otero. The talk will be held on February 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. MST.
Math and science are often thought of as challenging subjects that can prevent children from being successful in school. However, many aspects of math and science resonate well with students’ hearts and minds. New teaching and learning practices have changed the look of math and science and these novel formats are often unfamiliar to parents, students, and educators.
Taylor and Otero will reveal aspects of math and science learning environments that are inviting and empowering and demonstrate how math and science appeal to curiosity and problem-solving instincts. They will also discuss the rationale for current changes in math and science classrooms (e.g. solving problems in non-traditional ways), as well as the changing roles for parents in this somewhat unfamiliar space.
The talk will be held at the Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado. Cost is $10.00 ($7.00 Member). You can purchase tickets online.