SF State professor brings equitable math education to the foreground
Federico Ardila-Mantilla’s teaching is highlighted in the latest issue of The Atlantic
A new profile in The Atlantic has put San Francisco State University Professor of Mathematics Federico Ardila-Mantilla in the national spotlight for his efforts to provide equitable math education. The article is taken from a new book, “The End of Bias: A Beginning” by Jessica Nordell, which describes the prevalence of unconscious bias and how to mitigate it. The Atlantic excerpt explores how Ardila strives to create an inclusive environment in his classroom by avoiding demoralizing language, encouraging participation and making lessons relevant to students’ lives.