Matemorfosis: Communicating Mathematics in Guanajuato, Mexico
Author: Paulina de Graaf Núñez – Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Mexico
- Marco Antonio Figueroa Ibarra – Centro de investigación en Matemáticas, Mexico
- Berta Gamboa de Buen – Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Mexico
- Rocío González Sánchez – Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Mexico
- Carmen Delia Mares Orozco – Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Mexico
Matemorfosis is the outreach group of the Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, one of the principal Mathematics research centers in Mexico. The main objective of the team is to transform the negative perspective of Mathematics that is usually socialized in various contexts -formal and non-formal. With this on mind, Matemorfosis carries out a series of actions within the state of Guanajuato that vary in terms of content, public, scenarios, and formats.
These actions include organizing and participating in Math festivals in urban and rural communities; daily, weekly, and monthly workshops at schools of all levels; communitary sessions with children, teenagers and adults; teacher training in Math Communication strategies, among others.The contents and formats of the workshops involve hands-on activities that allow us to communicate mathematical ideas to a especially diverse public. Moreover, it is highly relevant for the team to work directly with vulnerable and marginal communities, so that people from those communities have access to a different way to approach Mathematics.
The aim of this proposal is to reflect on and share some of the most relevant actions that Matemorfosis has implemented in order to fulfill its main objective and contribute to the development of Mathematical culture in Mexico.
The author has not yet submitted a copy of the full paper.
Presentation type: Insight talk