Iris M. Carl Equity Address

Iris M. Carl Equity Address:  Essential Elements for Cultivating Joy and Justice in Mathematics Education: A Critical Dialogue for Taking Action 

Friday, October 27, 2023
11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET 

Systemic inequities persist in math education despite well-meaning efforts to improve access and meet the learning needs of students. In this talk, two math educators of color challenge conventional wisdom and discuss essential non-negotiable elements needed to transform the math learning space to one that cultivates math joy and justice.


Julia Aguirre

Julia Aguirre, University of Washington Tacoma

Karen Mayfield-Ingram

Karen Mayfield-Ingram, University of California Berkeley

About the Iris M. Carl Equity Address

The Iris M. Carl Equity Address was established in 2008 in honor of Iris Carl, a past president of NCTM who championed mathematics literacy for all.

The Iris M. Carl Equity Address posthumously recognizes Carl's work in placing NCTM at the forefront of the public debate on the importance of curricular standards. She was also a well-respected public voice in support of mathematics education through testimony before Congress and in the news media. Carl served as NCTM president from 1990 to 1992. In 1997, she received the Mathematics Education Trust Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her lifelong commitment to mathematics education. Carl died in 2004.

The address features a selected speaker at the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition. Each year a distinguished mathematics educator, noted for making significant contributions to research in education equality, will be invited to give the address.

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