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Math by the Month
math by the month: Social justice at the animal shelter

Stephanie Vega 

November 2012, Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 226

Abstract:
Engaging in an analysis of social justice issues through the lens of mathematics allows students to deepen their understanding of social issues and play a more active role in society. This set of problems is intended to help students better understand issues that affect local animal shelters and make informed decisions by applying mathematics. Included in these problems are researched facts that could accurately represent a shelter.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Article
Grades 3-5
Data Representation
Graphing
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Number Patterns