RETHINKING MATHEMATICS TEACHING SOCIAL JUSTICE BY THE NUMBERS

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Rethinking Mathematics

Author : Eric Gutstein
ISBN : 9780942961546
Genre : Education
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A collection of more than thirty articles shows teachers how to weave social justice principles throughout the math curriculum, and how to integrate social justice math into other curricular areas as well.
Category: Education

Teaching Mathematics For Social Justice

Author : Anita A. Wager
ISBN : 0873536797
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 33.75 MB
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"This collection of original articles is the start of a compelling conversation among some of the leading figures in critical and social justice mathematics, a number of teachers and educators who have been inspired by them-and who have inspiring stories of their own to tell - and any reader interested in the intersection of education and social justice. An important read for every educator, this book shows how to teach mathematics so that all students are given the tools they need to confront issues of social justice today and in the years ahead"--page [4] of cover.
Category: Mathematics

Maththatmatters

Author : David Stocker
ISBN : 1771253126
Genre : Mathematics
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"As social justice has entered the mainstream, the connection to mathematics has followed. People see it in their everyday lives, whether it's patterns pertaining to global warming, or the economics of the austerity movement; scratch the surface and you'll be speaking mathematics. In Math that matters 2, educator and author David Stocker has produced another 50 lesson plans designed for students in grades 6-9 that link math with social justice."--
Category: Mathematics

Culturally Specific Pedagogy In The Mathematics Classroom

Author : Jacqueline Leonard
ISBN : 9781351225441
Genre : Education
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"Culturally Specific Pedagogy in the Mathematic Classroom offers a wide variety of conceptual and curricular resources for teachers interested in teaching mathematics in a way that challenges stratification based upon race, class, gender and other forms of oppression that students face in today?s world?. With the publication of this book, all teachers will have available to them instructional strategies in mathematics for meeting the academic needs of culturally diverse students. They will have an explanation of the linkage between culture and students? mathematical cognition and problem solving?. The ease in which Leonard brings the reader along, and the caring way she tells a story about making mathematics a fun and social justice experience makes for an exciting learning opportunity for all students and teachers." Carl A. Grant, University Wisconsin-Madison, United States, From the Foreword "Mathematics educators are in a period of deep concern about our ability to educate all students in mathematics. Most students of color do not have the opportunities to fully learn mathematics. Nothing more important can be done for these students and their teachers than to publish this book addressing the miseducation of these students and offering a way to change what we are doing." Carol E. Malloy, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, United States This compelling text advocates the use of culturally specific pedagogy to enhance the mathematics instruction of diverse students. It accomplishes this by making clear the link between research and practice and offering lesson templates that teachers can use with ethnically and culturally diverse students and with females. Specifically, the text draws on sociocultural theory and research on culture and mathematics cognition to focus on three goals: using qualitative research to extend the literature on culturally based education to African American and Latina/o c
Category: Education

Radical Equations

Author : Robert Moses
ISBN : 9780807031698
Genre : Education
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At a time when popular solutions to the educational plight of poor children of color are imposed from the outside-national standards, high-stakes tests, charismatic individual saviors-the acclaimed Algebra Project and its founder, Robert Moses, offer a vision of school reform based in the power of communities. Begun in 1982, the Algebra Project is transforming math education in twenty-five cities. Founded on the belief that math-science literacy is a prerequisite for full citizenship in society, the Project works with entire communities-parents, teachers, and especially students-to create a culture of literacy around algebra, a crucial stepping-stone to college math and opportunity. Telling the story of this remarkable program, Robert Moses draws on lessons from the 1960s Southern voter registration he famously helped organize: 'Everyone said sharecroppers didn't want to vote. It wasn't until we got them demanding to vote that we got attention. Today, when kids are falling wholesale through the cracks, people say they don't want to learn. We have to get the kids themselves to demand what everyone says they don't want.' We see the Algebra Project organizing community by community. Older kids serve as coaches for younger students and build a self-sustained tradition of leadership. Teachers use innovative techniques. And we see the remarkable success stories of schools like the predominately poor Hart School in Bessemer, Alabama, which outscored the city's middle-class flagship school in just three years. Radical Equations provides a model for anyone looking for a community-based solution to the problems of our disadvantaged schools. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Education

Deep Knowledge

Author : Douglas B. Larkin
ISBN : 9780807754214
Genre : Education
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New Directions For Equity In Mathematics Education

Author : Walter G. Secada
ISBN : 0521477204
Genre : Education
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This book examines equity from the standpoint of mathematics education - an excellent forum for the topic, since the results are quantifiable and the disparity in performance is stark.
Category: Education

Reflecting The World

Author : Mathew D. Felton?Koestler
ISBN : 9781681237695
Genre : Education
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Reflecting the World: A Guide to Incorporating Equity in Mathematics Teacher Education is a guide for mathematics teacher educators interested in incorporating equity concerns into their teaching. The book draws on the authors’ research and experience integrating issues of equity, diversity, and social justice into their work as mathematics teacher educators of preservice and inservice preK?9 teachers. Reflecting the World includes both a framework for integrating issues of equity into mathematics teacher education courses and professional development and example lessons. The lessons are organized by content area and include guidance for using them effectively. Elementary and middle grades pre?service teachers are often uncomfortable with mathematics, uncertain about their ability to teach it, and unsure of how it connects to the real world. For many preservice teachers a focus on the real world—and in particular on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice—is more engaging than their past experiences with mathematics and can help lessen their mathematical anxieties. Reflecting the World will assist teacher educators in designing and teaching mathematics content and methods courses in ways that support future teachers to see the relevance of mathematics to our world and in becoming critical, questioning citizens in an increasingly mathematical world. The book provides a set of tools for helping future teachers connect mathematics to the lives, interests, and political realities of an increasingly diverse student body, and in doing so it provides a meaningful answer to the question, “when will I ever use this?”
Category: Education

Teaching Science For Social Justice

Author : Angela Calabrese Barton
ISBN : 9780807743836
Genre : Education
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Using a combination of in-depth case studies and rigorous theory, this volume; provides valuable insight to help teachers work with inner-city youth; explores the importance of inclusiveness, membership rules, and the purposes and goals of good science; and shows how science connects to the lives of youth both in and out of school.
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Improving Access To Mathematics

Author : Na'ilah Suad Nasir
ISBN : 0807747289
Genre : Education
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Key experts with extensive research and classroom experience examine how the multiple dimensions of race, class, culture, power, and knowledge interact in mathematics classrooms to foster and create inequities. Chapters explore new theoretical perspectives, describe successful classroom practices, and offer insights into how we might develop an effective sociocultural approach to equity in math education.
Category: Education