Incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals in Secondary Math Classes
Teaching students about global issues such as climate change, inequality, and responsible consumption is arguably the most important role of educators today. Many math teachers would like to teach these important lessons, but they don’t know how to incorporate them into the math curriculum. In this presentation, secondary math teachers will be given concrete examples and resources to make this possible.
Guest Speaker: Laura Myers taught primarily high school mathematics for over 30 years in Hampton, NB. On Earth Day 2017, her school watched “Before the Flood” and she decided it was time to explicitly incorporate climate change into her math classes. Her grade 11 students decided they wanted to build a greenhouse, which led to the HHS greenhouse, the creation of the Climate Action Team, becoming a platinum Eco School, being featured in Canadian Geographic, building a food forest, and many other climate action initiatives. In 2022, she was awarded the Gaia Champion Teacher Award for excellence in climate action & youth empowerment. She is now retired from classroom teaching and works as an educational.