Poverty: Teaching Mathematics and Social Justice

  • Poverty: Teaching Mathematics and Social Justice

    Leah McCoy
    Three mathematics lessons in a social justice setting of learning about poverty. Student activities include budgeting, graphic data representation, and linear regression, all in the context of connecting, communicating, and reasoning about poverty. The author leads students through defining the poor and poverty, the effects of poverty on education, and what students can do to combat poverty through understanding the mathematical realities.