"I'm just not a math person.” We’ve heard this comment countless times from our students. It is a mentality that both paralyzes and strangely comforts them. In this talk I will describe how I use my liberal arts Joy of Mathematics course to help students address and overcome stereotypes. In particular, I will discuss a specific assignment as well as share some student comments and perspectives on how this course helped change their viewpoint on more than just math.
Hamm, Jessica, "Overcoming Stereotypes through a Liberal Arts Math Course" (2019). ACMS Conference Proceedings 2019. 6.
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