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Mathematician factors in two Buffalo appearances this weekend

Acclaimed mathematician and teacher Shahid Muhammad, author of “How to Teach Math to Black Students,” visits Buffalo for two appearances this weekend.

Muhammad, known as “The Math Doctor,” will speak at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. Doors open at 1 p.m. His topic will be “Building Mathematical Power in Students of Color.” He notes that his teaching methods can be effective for all students, regardless of race.

He also will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday in Muhammad Mosque 23, 5 Walden Ave. Both programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 847-6010.