Black Mathematicians & The Paths To Excellence

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 11.34.48 AM

Mathematician, educator, and Columbia University professor Erica N. Walker has published a book examining Benjamin Banneker, Thomas Fuller, and a whole host of more recent African-Americans who earned Ph.D’s in mathematics.

Read an interview with the author here:  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/black-mathematicians-erica-walker/

BADGING:

Read the article linked above and answer the following questions in a couple of paragraphs.  What was the author’s motivation for writing this book?  What is one thing she wished white mathematicians knew about the experiences of black mathematicians in America?  What does Dr. Walker notice about the experiences of white and black women in mathematics?  Finally, what can white mathematicians do to help make the experience of black mathematicians in America a more positive one?

Advertisements

Talk Back To The Teacher Here:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s