We Use Math Where?! Using Historical Graphs and Charts to Connect Math across the Curriculum

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We Use Math Where?! Using Historical Graphs and Charts to Connect Math across the Curriculum

Library of Congress

Join Peter DeCraene and Kathleen McGuigan, both of the Library of Congress, and Share My Lesson for a new look at mathematics in the classroom.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Now Available on Demand

We always do mathematics within a larger context, and communicating mathematically takes more than just the ability to problem solve. In this session, you will closely examine primary source graphs and charts from the Library of Congress and consider the math content and lessons that can be drawn from them. We’ll also discuss the context within which these representations were made to connect their history and design across multiple disciplines. This interactive session will highlight classroom strategies that can be used virtually or in person, to engage students at many levels.


Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements. Step 1: Upon completion of the Share My Lesson webinar, download your PD certificate of completion. Step 2: Complete CTLE certificate. Step 3: Send both your CTLE certificate AND Share My Lesson PD certificate of completion to [email protected].

Image from Library of Congress, Population Changes 1970-1980, Texas 

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March 2021
Very Encouraging
March 2021
I agree with Michann50. I haven't seen a presentation like this. It made say, "Oh yeah, that's a great idea. I also like how it made us think about history and the "why" of things.
March 2021
Holy cow. I am an intervention specialist, and originally was an art major. I have not been so excited about a math lesson in a LONG time. This was engaging and fascinating. THANK YOU!
March 2021
I am a K-12 math coach. Well done!
March 2021
One of the most original webinars I have attended. So many great ideas about engaging students in authentic and mathematical reasoning. Thanks!
March 2021
Well presented and excellent resources presented
March 2021
Great process for observe, reflect, question.
March 2021