Cultivating Mathematical Affections through Service-Learning

Josh Wilkerson July 19, 2017

Presented at:
SCL Summer Conference 2017


This seminar will focus on the integration of service-learning projects in the mathematics curriculum as a means of cultivating mathematical affections in students-developing a habitual inclination to view mathematics as a worthwhile endeavor. This seminar will equip participants to design, implement, and evaluate service-learning projects in which students partner with nonprofit organizations. Through these projects, students integrate their conceptual understanding of math with the practical functioning of their local community. Ultimately, students gain deeper knowledge content, a deeper appreciation for the role that math performs in society, and a deeper grasp of our Christian responsibility of stewardship.


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Josh Wilkerson
I graduated from Texas A&M in 2005 with a B.S. in mathematics and I completed a Th.M. in Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2010. For the past several years I have taught geometry and AP Statistics at Regents School of Austin while working part-time on a Ph.D. in Math Education at Texas State University. In 2012 I was honored as one of five finalists in the state of Texas for the HEB Excellence in Education Award. In my spare time I run the website which is devoted to the integration of mathematics and Christian faith. I have been married to my wife Laura for nine years, and we have two children.

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