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Poverty: Teaching Mathematics and Social Justice

Leah McCoy 

February 2008, Volume 101, Issue 6, Page 456

Abstract:
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.

Keywords:
Socio-economic
Photo Gallery
Activities
Administrator
Article
Grades 9-12
Data Representation
Linearity
Regression
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Probability
Modeling
Problems