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Reframing Tasks through Social Justice
Ana Castillo, Linda Nguyen, Michelle Sims
[@Ms_Swell]

 

The students we teach face many issues in their communities and the world at large. As our world has become more data driven, we can teach key math topics through the lens of social justice to empower students and promote equality. Within this PD we will demonstrate how to adapt current curricula problems to include these issues.

Why we do it:
mathematics as an essential analytical tool to understand and change the world
deepen understanding of local and global issues
high level thinking
motivate/engage
critical thinking and problem solving
differentiation and interdisciplinary
increase math literacy
Research:
http://www.radicalmath.org/docs/SJMathGuide.pdf
https://definitions.uslegal.com/s/social-justice/
Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Conversations with Educators, Anita A. Wager and David W. Stinson
https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1105049.pdf
http://ci563sum09.pbworks.com/f/HACKMAN.PDF
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/164714810ec1d6dd?projector=1&messagePartId=0.2
https://www.fbi.gov/about/partnerships/office-of-partner-engagement/active-shooter-incidents-graphics (data for intro problem)
Files developed during PCMI 2018:
download zipped folder red.zip [generic login required]

 

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  #socialjustice
  #equity
  #societalissue

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