Call for Collaborators and Presentation Proposals

Rolling deadlines: Africa regional events starting March 2021

The Math Power! Virtual Festivals will feature high-quality technology and non-technology-supported initiatives, partnerships, research, and institutions advancing math instruction in formal and informal educational settings in developing country contexts. Festival presenters and attendees will include a mixture of global and local math “champions”, policymakers, educators, public and private sector organizations, investors, and the general public. Essentially, those interested in sharing and extending a love of math.

The first of a series of virtual Math Power! Festivals will be held in Africa starting the week of March 14th (yes, Pi Day) 2021.

Additional festivals in 2021 will be held in Latin America, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific regions. The festivals will include a mixture of international, regional, and national presenters and participants. Based on presenter submissions, we will  determine the best fits for regional virtual festival participation.

Working closely with regional and national education and math association representatives, these virtual festivals will be organized as a mixture of pre-recorded and live presentations. As with all prior Symposia events, we’ll also feature highly participatory and engaging formats to maximize knowledge-exchange and networking opportunities.

Math Power! Virtual Festival tracks include:

  1. Rounding Up: The best of Mass and Mixed Media for Math Instruction
  2. Don’t be obtuse: Why Teaching Mathematical Concepts through Games, Puzzles, and Manipulatives is the right angle
  3. Multiply! Strengthening Math Partnership Networks
  4. Just like pi, it never ends: Mathematics in Society & Everyday Life
  5. Creative Expressions: Mathemagic & Other Math-Inspired Performances
  6. Do the Numbers Add Up? Research and Evidence of Effective Math-Focused Interventions
  7. Girls and Math: It’s not just for algebros or tangents
  8. Solve for X:  Pitch us your creative ideas for accelerating math attainment in developing countries.

Submit Proposals Here 


Interested in being featured in one of our S.T.E.M. Pavilions?

Do you have a brilliant S.T.E.M app and/or initiative that you want to share with attendees of the Math Power! Virtual Festivals? If so, step right up! A virtual S.T.E.M. Pavilion is the place to be. Sponsoring exhibitors — — your brand visible throughout the entire festival —  will have this unique space for presenting to and networking with other exhibitors and attendees. If you are interested in this — and other promotional opportunities, please see our sponsor page and email us at medalliance@meducationalliance.org.


Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in contributing to these or other related events or Math Power! activities, including becoming a sponsor, we’d welcome your inquiries. Please email us at medalliance@meducationalliance.org.


Soumission de propositions pour les présentations : Math Power ! Festivals de mathématiques virtuels

Il y a un calendrier continu pour les événements régionaux africains à partir de Mars 2021

Math Power !  Les festivals virtuels présenteront des initiatives de haute qualité focalisée sur les NTICs (mais aussi sans technologie), des partenariats, des recherches qui feront progresser l’enseignement des mathématiques dans des contextes éducatifs formels et informels dans les pays émergents.

Les présentateurs et les participants du festival comprendront un mélange de « champions » mondiaux et locaux des mathématiques, des décideurs, d’éducateurs, d’organisations des secteurs public et privé, des développeurs, d’investisseurs et du grand public. Essentiellement, tous ceux qui souhaitent partager et étendre leur amour des mathématiques !

En étroite collaboration avec les représentants des associations régionales et nationales d’éducation et de mathématiques, les festivals virtuels seront organisés sous la forme d’un mélange des présentations préenregistrées et en direct. Comme pour tous les événements de mEducation Alliance, nous proposerons également des formats hautement participatifs pour maximiser les opportunités d’échange des connaissances et de réseautage.

Événements régionaux : le premier d’une série de maths virtuels ! Les festivals auront lieu en Afrique la semaine du 14 au 19 Mars 2021. Des festivals ultérieurs en 2021 seront également organisés en Amérique latine, au Moyen-Orient et dans les régions Asie-Pacifique. Les festivals comprendront un mélange de présentateurs et de participants internationaux, régionaux et nationaux. Sur la base des soumissions des présentateurs, nous déterminerons ensuite les meilleures options pour la participation au festival virtuel régional.

Math Power ! Les éléments du festival comprennent :

  1. Arrondir : le meilleur de la masse et des médias mixtes pour l’enseignement des mathématiques
  2. Ne soyez pas obtus : pourquoi enseigner les concepts mathématiques à travers des jeux, des puzzles et des manipulations est le bon angle
  3. Multipliez ! Renforcer les réseaux de partenariat mathématique
  4. Tout comme pi, ça ne se termine jamais : les mathématiques dans la société et la vie quotidienne
  5. Expressions créatives : performances mathématiques et autres performances inspirées des mathématiques
  6. Les chiffres s’additionnent-ils ? Recherche et preuves d’interventions efficaces axées sur les mathématiques
  7.  Filles et Maths
  8. Inconnue à Trouver – X: Présentez vos idées créatives pour accélérer la réussite en mathématiques dans les pays émergents

Si vous rencontrez des erreurs avec votre soumission, si vous avez des questions, y compris parrainage d’événements, veuillez nous envoyer un courriel à medalliance@meducationalliance.org

Soumission de propositions


About Math Power!

The Math Power! initiative is intended as a fun and provocative way to showcase the global math community’s proactive response to reach learners, particularly those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and in lower-resource, limited technology, developing country contexts. Math Power! collaborators want to share the love of math as something which should be entertaining and meaningful regardless of the circumstances. You can also find high-quality math presentations highlighted at our September 2020 Play Every Day Symposia highlight page.

Math Power! Technical Partners

In addition to institutional members of the mEducation Alliance, other Math Power! technical collaborators include:

Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
African Union (STEM Education Cluster)
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
Save The Children
Education Above All
Muzology
Ubongo
Viamo
Whizz Education
Benetech
Dr. James Katende, Chairman Kapek Kenyan Mathematical Olympiad Committee
Kyle Thornton, Cisco Foundation
James Tanton, Founder, Global Math Project
Bill Ritchie, Founder, ThinkFun
Scott Kim, Cofounder, Game Thinking Academy and Math Monday
Gordon Hamilton, Director, MathPickle.com

Want to partner with us on Math Power?

Please contact the mEducation Alliance at meducation@meducationalliance.org for more information and reference “Math Power!” in your subject heading.

Math Power! is one of the Alliance’s signature activities to catalyze greater educational and community impact through appropriate, scalable, and evidence-driven uses of technology.


About the mEducation Alliance 

The mEducation Alliance is a non-governmental organization  focused on the evidence-driven and sustainable role of technology in education to  advance quality educational outcomes. Initially formed in 2010, the mEducation Alliance is a  unique, multi-stakeholder convening platform for government and donor policymakers, other investors, researchers, and practitioners to work together, particularly in lower-resource, developing country contexts.

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