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, University of Washington Tacoma
Karen Mayfield-Ingram, University of California Berkeley
About the Iris M. Carl Equity Address
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.
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.
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