Maria Sieira

Alexander Creem, MS Arch '22


School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design

K-12 Seed Grantee 2019-2020

Informed Misuse: Hybrid Pedagogies for Architects and Mathematicians is the collaboration between an architect and a mathematician. We are both in disciplines that appear to demand certainty—a building must stand up; a sum must add up, but the deeper and better work in both fields is more nuanced than the certainty of a correct answer. Our common ground is project-based pedagogy. We bring architecture into a middle school math curriculum, and new teaching practices develop into new paradigms for school design. Our focus group consists of 22 young mathematicians in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

*Melissa Singer, Math Teacher, Brooklyn School of Inquiry, Co-Investigator

*New York City Public School 686

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[roh-special-cat]K-12 Seed Grantee 2019-2020[/roh-special-cat]
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