This post is the 8th in a series of brief profiles of people who will be presenting their work at VOICES, a first-of-its-kind online conference on using music to teach STEM, on Sept. 27-28, 2017.
Sara Slagle has taught math at Fort Collins High School and Front Range Community College in Colorado. She has also developed a YouTube following with math-themed music parody videos (such as “All About That Base,” below) that feature ensemble performances by teams of math instructors.
The title and abstract of the VOICES presentation by Sara and co-presenter Eric Modlin are as follows:
GIRLS JUST WANNA LEARN MATH
We are a group of high school math teachers (and college math professors) that encourage the use of song to teach math concepts. We are specifically passionate about supporting girls in STEM classes and careers. We have made 4 videos now, and some are really gaining attention on YouTube. In our presentation, we will discuss how the songs we choose help facilitate math learning and promote excitement in math class.
Sara and Eric are two of over 40 people who will present their ideas, insights, and investigations at VOICES. To have full access to all presenters and their presentations, please register for the conference. It’s only $10!