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File #: 170598    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/8/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: Honoring and Recognizing Rachel Steinig on Her Forthcoming Book "Math Renaissance: Growing Math Circles, Changing Classrooms, and Creating Sustainable Math Education."
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature17059800.pdf
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Honoring and Recognizing Rachel Steinig on Her Forthcoming Book "Math Renaissance: Growing Math Circles, Changing Classrooms, and Creating Sustainable Math Education."

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WHEREAS, Rachel Steinig is a rising freshman and Benjamin Franklin Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania as well as an activist and author who is passionate about bringing more peace, and justice into the world; and

WHEREAS, In 2015-16, both Mayors Nutter and Kenney appointed Steinig to the Philadelphia Youth Commission, where she currently serves as the commission's vice chair. In addition, Steinig currently serves as the Chair of the Youth Commission's Policy Committee, where she coordinates the review of legislation that impacts the lives of youths in the City of Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Steinig is also a founding member of the Philadelphia Diversity Conference, an annual diversity conference for high school students that addresses issues such as immigration, cultural identity, and activism. She is also a program committee member of the Interfaith Peace Walk, an annual Philadelphia event that strives to bring people of all different backgrounds together; and

WHEREAS, Steinig's article "Stop Ruining Math! Reasons and Remedies for the Maladies of Mathematics Education" was published in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, a peer-reviewed mathematical journal. Steinig also leads inquiry-based, collaborative math workshops, called Math Circles, which help students discover the joy of mathematics. In 2016, she was a fully-funded presenter at the Math Circles' "On the Road Conference" of the National Association of Math Circles held at New York University; and

WHEREAS, Steinig is the co-author of the forthcoming book "Math Renaissance: Growing Math Circles, Changing Classrooms, and Creating Sustainable Math Education." This book is built upon the assumption that math is ruined for some people and taught in ways that cause students to dislike math and contains al...

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