Math for Social Justice

I wish someone had said this to me 6 years ago. Maybe it’s obvious, maybe controversial (I’m actually not sure), but I figured it’s worth mentioning.

Math for social justice definitely is using mathematics to analyze social systems and real-world situations through a critical lens (i.e. racial patterns of home ownership or average pay rates).

Math for social justice also, definitely, is posing interesting problems (related or unrelated to real life) to students and encouraging/facilitating/coaching them to use their personal understanding and knowledge to puzzle through it. Or, posing rich situations and having students write/answer their own questions.

SL

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Math for Social Justice

  1. I know Math For SociL Justice is a conference, but is it more than that? A curriculum? A website? I am trying to fully understand what you are referring to.

    Thanks! Amy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s