Gentrification at a Mile High

November 14, 2016

I’m giving another talk this Saturday, November 19 from 2:15-3:05pm at AMATYC‘s annual conference in Denver. I’m excited about attending a conference that’s focused exclusively on math education at the 2-year college level. This talk will be about the gentrification-themed board game that Jared Warner and I created to teach proportional reasoning skills. I will be bringing several copies of the game with me. In the meantime, here are the slides.

MAA Metro NYC Talk

April 27, 2016

Jared Warner and I will be giving another talk this Sunday about our gentrification-themed board game. If you’re going to be around at the MAA Metropolitan New York Section Meeting, come find us in room E105 at 3:35pm. As usual, the slides are available below.

Also, many people have asked us where they can get a copy of the game. We’re working on making it available as a free print-and-play through this website. Professionally printed copies will also be available from theGameCrafter.com for a little under $50 a piece. We’re still working out the details though. We’re going to set the price on Game Crafter so that we have a $0 markup, meaning any money made off the game will go to Game Crafter for their services and not Jared or I. The intention is to release the game under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical license so that others can roll their own mods. For example, I’d love to see alternate boards show up for other U.S. cities, new cards, and other creative spins on the rules. I will post more details here on the blog when we’re ready to start distributing the game.

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MEC Math Club

March 2, 2016

My colleague Jared Warner and I will be presenting today at the Medgar Evers College Math Club. The talk is about a gentrification-themed board game that we designed to teach proportional reasoning in Guttman’s City Seminar course. This presentation will be similar to our talk from JMM in January, although thankfully will have more time to play the game and unpack some details. Here are the slides for the talk.

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JMM 2016

January 9, 2016

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to update my blog more regularly.

Speaking of which, I’m at the Joint Maths Meetings in Seattle, and I’m giving a talk tomorrow today at 9:40am with my colleague Jared Warner. We’re in the MAA Session on Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning, IV. We’ll be talking about a gentrification-theme board game we designed to teach proportional reasoning skills in our City Seminar class. Come say hi in Room 619, or take a look at the slides below if you’re interested…

 

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