Math and Social Justice

Math and Social Justice

Math and Social Justice

Date posted: February 19, 2016

Tomorrow is World Day of Social Justice.

Have you ever thought of math as a social justice issue?

In this heart-felt and hard-hitting talk, Dr. Gina Cherkowski talks about how traditional math classes only reach 20% of students thereby creating a population that can only be consumers, not creators. Dr. Cherkowski goes on to talk about how teachers can change the math class so that everyone can learn math.

Here are two books from Decoda Library’s math collection that look at combining social justice and math:

Math that matters : a teacher resource linking math and social justice

Rethinking Mathematics: teaching social justice by the numbers

To borrow either or both of these books, email .

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