Matt Stamps

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I am not teaching any courses at this time.

My approach to education is inspired by Eric Mazur's work on authentic project-based learning & peer instruction and Federico Ardila's axioms for broadening and deepening representation in mathematics:

  1. Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic,
    demographic, and economic boundaries.
  2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
  3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various
    communities to serve their needs.
  4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
My experience facilitating Intergroup Dialogue at Yale-NUS College significantly impacted my pedagogy as well.

In 2020, I wrote the article Starting Earlier on Lifelong Learning for the American Mathematical Society's Blog On Teaching and Learning Mathematics, in which I described several ways I incorporated the above principles into my course designs at Yale-NUS College.