Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations
The needs of young adolescents are unique and impactful. Our policies and practices must consider support and contribute to how they see themselves, see mathematics, and use their skills to make sense of the world.
Book Study Guide for Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics:
Initiating Critical Conversations
The purpose of this book study guide is to provide stakeholder groups with a tool to initiate needed critical conversations and actions in middle school mathematics.
Format: The book study guide is designed to support multiple formats, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid settings. The book study guide is organized by chapter. The questions for each chapter can be adapted to best meet the needs of the book study group
participants. In addition, facilitators are encouraged to incorporate into the sessions any of the many conversation starters found throughout the book.
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May 28, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT | Speaker: Sarah B. Bush, Christa Jackson, George J. Roy, and Eric Milou
Our current situation further brings to the forefront inequities and inconsistencies that exist within middle school mathematics programs. We will explore the four key recommendations from NCTM's recently released Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics to examine the roles of
middle schools in broadening the purposes of learning mathematics, creating equitable structures, implementing equitable instruction, and developing deep mathematical understanding. Special attention will be given to how Catalyzing Change can provide structure and guidance during
our current situations – positioning the development of students' positive mathematical identity and strong sense of agency at the forefront. Let's work together to rightfully empower young adolescences through mathematics!
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