April 16, 2024

The Mathematics of Opportunity: Closing the Divide

The Mathematics of Opportunity: Closing the Divide

These times demand equitable and relevant mathematics education. In our data-rich world, there is a growing emphasis on statistical and computational literacy in addition to traditional math topics. And in our math classrooms, innovative ways to teach mathematical concepts and connect them to the real world are needed more now than ever before. 

It is imperative that all students get the resources and access necessary to pursue college degrees without the racial and socioeconomic roadblocks that have limited student success for generations. It is past time to close the divide. 

Please save the dates April 16–18, 2024, for Just Equations’ sixth annual conference, The Mathematics of Opportunity: Closing the Divide. Each day will feature three to four hours of programming beginning at 10 a.m. PST/noon CST/1 p.m. EST. This free, virtual event will  explore the future of equity in mathematics education and showcase the voices of education leaders, policymakers, and equity experts working to elevate math opportunities for the next generation. 

We are thrilled to announce Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, as our keynote speaker.

Other presenters include:

  • Andre Perry, author and senior fellow at The Brookings Institution.
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, president of the California State Board of Education.
  • Karen Saxe, director of government relations at the American Mathematical Society.
  • Julia Angwin, contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.
  • Yeshimabeit Milner, founder and CEO of Data for Black Lives.
  • Angel B. Pérez, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
  • Maya Garcia, chief program officer at Beyond100K.
  • Federico Ardila, mathematics professor at San Francisco State University.
  • Ashley Pallie, executive director of undergraduate admissions, California Institute of Technology.
  • Calvin Wise, deputy dean of admissions at Johns Hopkins University.

Visit our registration page to see our full lineup of speakers and sessions!

April 16, 2024 10:00 AM
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