High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Justice
Published by: University of Toronto Press
Published: March 2020
Page Count: 336 Pages
Dimensions: 8.40 x 11.00
336 Pages, 8.40 x 11.00 x 1.00 in
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Empower students to be the change, join the teaching mathematics for social justice movement.
We live in an era in which students have, through various media and their lived experience, a more visceral experience of social, economic, and environmental injustices. However, when people think of social justice, mathematics is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. Through model lessons developed by over 30 diverse contributors, this book brings seemingly abstract high school mathematics content to life by connecting it to the issues students see and want to change in the world.
Along with expert guidance from the lead authors, the lessons in this book explain how to teach mathematics for self- and community-empowerment. It walks teachers step-by-step through the process of using mathematics across all high school content domains, as a tool to explore, understand, and respond to issues of social injustice including: environmental injustice; wealth inequality; food insecurity; and gender, LGBTQ, and racial discrimination.
Timelier than ever, teaching mathematics through the lens of social justice will connect content to students? daily lives, fortify their mathematical understanding, and expose them to issues that will make them responsive citizens and leaders in the future.