Just back from attending a three day workshop on Math for a Sustainable Future at the Mathematical Association of America headquarters. There was an engaging and passionate bunch of 25 mathematicians, educators, scientists and sustainability professionals from across the nation working to develop educational modules linking math and sustainability. The materials developed at the workshop will be available to educators world wide through the SERC website.
The workshop is part of the SISL in STEM project: Sustainability Improves Student Learning in STEM in which scholars and professionals in a variety of disciplines will develop educational materials linking their discipline to sustainability. The Math for a Sustainable Future workshop was the kick off for the SISL in Math project; work to develop materials will be ongoing. Educators are invited to submit their own lesson plans on math and sustainability to the SISL site.
The Sustainability Counts! educational initiative in Math Awareness Month 2013 is encouraging educators to teach a lesson on math and sustainability during April. It will showcase a selection of model lessons including some developed at the workshop.