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Quantitative Engagement & Literacy
Sponsored by Quantity Across the Curriculum
Dismantling Anxiety and Building from Strength
January 12, 2017
Bridgewater State University
Math anxiety and avoidance not only interfere with students' test-taking success;
they can also keep students from engaging with quantitative content elsewhere in
their coursework and career. SEQuEL 2017 invites proposals and sharing around
how to understand and mitigate our students' (and our own!) anxieties around
numbers, and locating and building instead on quantitative strengths in the college
Keynote speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, Temple University
Elizabeth Gunderson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Psychology at Temple University. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental
Psychology from the University of Chicago in 2012 and her B.A. in Computer Science
& Psychology from Yale University in 2005. Dr. Gunderson's research focuses on the
cognitive and socio-emotional factors that a ect young children's academic
achievement, especially in the domain of mathematics. She is currently investigating
how teachers' and children's anxieties in uence students' math performance; how
visuo-spatial skills relate to children's early number knowledge; and how children's
beliefs about the malleability of math and reading ability a ect their achievement
Registration: Visit the SEQuEL website to register for this event.
Registration is free until December 20, 2016.
Call for proposals: Submit a proposal by October 31, 2016.
Presenters noti ed on November 18, 2016.
Presentations, workshops, and round-table discussion proposals are invited on all topics related to the
teaching and learning of quantitative literacy, with preference given to proposals aligned with the theme.
Contact: Dr. Matt Salomone, Coordinator, Quantity Across the Curriculum, Bridgewater State University
For Information, Registration, and Session Proposals: