Mathematics has a problem. People just do not seem to like it. They really don’t. Even worse people do not see themselves within mathematics. In fact, most people are never given the chance.
An intensive series of hands-on workshops and community building for burgeoning mathematical storytellers
Talking well about mathematics takes a lot of practice and after these interactive sessions on mathematical metaphors, understanding their audience, and good mathematical memories the participants will have had a lot of it.
While Freytag's Pyramid and the Fichtean Curve may not be in a mathematician's normal vocabulary, as these workshops the participants will know these and many other narrative structures like the backs of their hands and be able to identify which ones will best fit how they want to tell their story.
Hands-on trainings on all things podcast production ranging from how to record an interview to how to edit it down to its most important parts so participants will have all the skills they need to tell their own mathematical stories.
After the workshop the storytellers will have the chance to tell their own story and release it as an episode of Relatively Prime
Participants will research, pitch, and go out into the world to report their own stories.
They will then work one on one with Sam Hansen to produce, edit, and sound design their stories.
Each story will then be released as an episode of the award-winning mathematics podcast Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain.
Our planned outcomes for Relatively Prime: Next Generation Storytellers are:
We expect the impact of more mathematical stories to be:
Relatively Prime: Next Generation Storytellers was developed as a part of the STEM Advocacy Institutes Fellowship program which provided initial seed funding for this development. In order to implement the program we are actively looking for more funding and partner organizations. If you or your organization is interested in helping mathematicians tell more stories you can contact us anytime.