Guadalupe (Guada) Lozano, The University of Arizona
2022 AWM Research Symposium
Research on the First Two Years of College Mathematics

Asset-based approaches to teaching and learning aim to see, center, and enhance learner strengths and identities by design, recognizing both validation and empowerment as precursors to achievement (rather than the converse). In this presentation I describe two grant-sponsored precalculus interventions, one grounded on asset-based pedagogies, and one further enhanced by a culturally-affirming precalculus curriculum. I share outcomes (student empowerment and achievement) of the first, and design and promise of the second. Both interventions were initially conceived to enhance transitions to the university for traditionally minoritized students.

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