Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Ten years ago, we wrote the book, The Impact on Identity in K-8 Mathematics: Rethinking Equity-Based Practices, and issued a call for math educators to attend to issues of identity, agency, and empowerment. We offered five practices as starting points for teachers to reflect on their pedagogy, student learning, assessment, and family and community engagement. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the book, we build on the five equity-based practices introduced in 2013 and extend our message to high school teachers. In this pre-conference workshop, we discuss actionable strategies that K-12 teachers and leaders can use to go beyond equity as the ultimate goal. Working toward equity is a necessary but not sufficient step to counter white supremacy, antiblackness, xenophobia, and other systemic forces that act on and shape mathematics education.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the NCTM book, The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics: Rethinking Equity-based Practices (Aguirre, Mayfield-Ingram & Martin, 2013), In this pre-conference workshop, we will build on the 5 equity based practices that impact math identity in relation to beliefs and structures, curriculum and instruction, and family/community engagement. We will explicitly discuss actionable strategies to dismantle systemic and Anti-Black racism in K-12 math education. We invite participants to engage in several activities that interrogate and innovate our math education work to design math learning spaces for young people to thrive in elementary and secondary settings.
Facilitators: Julia Aguirre, Karen Mayfield, and Danny Martin
Goals: Participants will gain understanding of:
- Five equity-based practices that impact math identity K-12
- Actionable strategies to dismantle white supremacy, antiblackness, xenophobia, and other systemic forces in math education
- Family engagement practices for strengthening relationships with parents and caregivers to support the mathematical, cultural, and social-emotional well-being of children
|Welcome Intro Activity: math vision
|Math Identity and Standards: examining the worthiness of standards in relation to the students we serve
|10:45 AM–12:15 PM
|Five equity-based practices to enhance mathematics instruction and mathematics identity
|Math Identity and Family-Community Engagement: connecting with families as authentic partners