Social Justice Workshop

  • Teaching Mathematics through Social Justice: Mathematics Ideas for the Classroom and Beyond

    A Joint Workshop of NCTM and TODOS

    April 3, 2019 • San Diego Convention Center

    Engage in in-depth learning and get a jump-start to your networking at a preconference workshop. Workshop registration is open to all registered conference attendees and requires a separate fee. Preregistration is required.

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    Workshop Overview

    Goal and Outcomes

    Quality mathematics and social justice in mathematics teaching are imperative if equity is to exist in our classrooms. In this session, participants will experience social justice activities and leave with:

    • Tools to foster thinking in mathematics through a social justice lens
    • Classroom tasks with a high level of cognitive demand
    • A plan for taking action on belief systems and structures, curriculum and instruction, and partnering with families and communities

    Who Should Attend

    • All teachers of mathematics grades K-12
    • Mathematics instructional coaches
    • Administrators


    • Julia Aguirre, University of Washington, Tacoma
    • Rocio Benedicto, New Mexico State University
    • Kyndall Brown, University of California, Los Angeles


    9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

    Welcome and Introductions

    9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Re-framing Deficit Thinking
    10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m              
    10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Math Activity
    11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Equity- Based Teaching Practices 
    12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Examining Routine Practices with Family and Community
    2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
    2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Social Justice Position Statement
    3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Taking Action – Social Justice Statement Card Sort & Action Plan
    4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Final Reflection & Building Community

    Registration Information

    Preregistration required. Add a workshop to your  Annual Meeting registration in the Optional Events step.

    Just want to attend a workshop? Start your registration and select the appropriate category from the Optional Events Only drop-down menu on the Personal Information page.

    With Annual Meeting and/or Research Conference Registration: $150
    Workshop Only: $200