Making Math Relevant

Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series presents Dashiell Young-Saver
Friday, September 17, 2021
3 p.m.
Zoom event, email Kristen Roland, to participate.
This event is free and open to the public.

Dashiell Young-Saver, the director and founder of Skew The Script will provide a lecture talking about the importance of making math relevant in school curriculums, and the negative impact that the current presentation of math has on students.

Young-Saver obtained his master’s degree from Harvard University. He is a statistics teacher with a professional background in data science and journalism. Young-Saver has volunteered for multiple mentoring programs including Tutor On Call and the Kaylatch Mentoring Program before founding and directing Skew The Script in 2020.

Skew The Script is a nonprofit organization that offers socially relevant math lessons for free. The goal of this program is to show students the importance of maths in day-to-day scenarios instead of being taught at a shallow level.

In the lecture, Young-Saver will discuss Skew The Script’s positive results among students including those from traditionally underserved backgrounds. Emphasizing the importance of real-world examples in the school curriculum.


About the Department of Mathematical Sciences
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in actuarial science and mathematics, with concentrations in business, computation, life sciences, physical sciences, secondary teaching, and statistics, plus a general, self-designed concentration. The department also offers the Master of Arts in mathematics, with concentrations in college teaching and secondary teaching. Learn more at

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Published: Sep 14, 2021 2:47pm