Collective Action to Develop Awareness: Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education

  • Collective Action to Develop Awareness: Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education

    As part of our continuing work and collaboration, we invite you to participate in quarterly webinars on Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education.

    These webinars are based on the following readings and questions associated with A Call for a Collective Action to Develop Awareness: Equity & Social Justice in Mathematics Education (PDF).   

    Collective Action to Develop Awareness: Developing Social Justice Mathematics Activists in Pre-K-Grade 5

    Speakers: Theodore Chao and DeAndrea Jones
    August 1, 2018  

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    Prekindergarten-Grade 5 mathematics can be filled with rich, complex mathematical talk that moves beyond traditional counting and cardinality. When paired with issues of fairness, mathematics becomes a social justice tool that empowers students to mathematically recognize and address oppression they see in their own world. In this webinar, we present the critical mathematics details from two Black history-based activities in which children use mathematics to describe and confront the unfairness they notice within Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman skits. Through our experience with these activities, children learn how to communicate and address the unfairness they see using mathematics. This webinar will detail ways to implementing these activities in your classroom.

    Special Issue Mathematics Education: Through the Lens of Social Justice (PDF)



    Past Webinars:

    Collective Action to Develop Awareness: Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Conversations with Educators

    Speakers: Rosa Serratore and Christina Lincoln-Moore 
    May 24, 2018  

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    Join us on May 24 to discuss what teaching and learning with an equity and social justice lens can look and sound like as we explore Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Conversations with Educators, edited by Anita A. Wager and David W. Stinson. We look forward to an exchange of ideas and practices. Mark your calendars!

    Excellence Through Equity

    Speakers: John W. Staley, Connie Schrock and Comfort Akwaji-Anderson
    March 14, 2018 

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    In this webinar, the speakers provide a brief overview of the five principles (Getting to Your Core, Making Organizational Meaning, Ensuring Constancy and Consistency of Purpose, Facing the Facts and Your Fears, Building Sustainable Relationships) in Excellence through Equity, focusing on the supporting work and thinking of teachers, teacher leaders, and educators to guide student achievement. The webinar is organized around the five principles and will incorporate questions and dialogue between the participants and speakers.

    The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics: Rethinking Equity-Based Practices

    January 17, 2018

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    In this webinar, the authors provide a brief overview of the The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics, focusing on the supporting work and thinking of teachers, teacher leaders, and educators. The rest of the webinar is organized around questions and dialogue with the authors.

    September 7, 2017

    The fourth webinar discussed the readings from June – August. Speakers and discussants included representatives from CMC South Rosa Serratore and Christina Lincoln-Moore, ASSM, and Robert Berry.

    June 7, 2017

    The third webinar in the series discussed the readings from March–May. Speakers and discussants included representatives from WME, AMTE, and NCSM.

    March 7, 2017

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    This second webinar discusses the readings from December 2016 through February 2017. Speakers and discussants include leaders from the following organizations: Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, Benjamin Banneker Association, and North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics.

    December 5, 2016 

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    The first webinar in this quarterly webinar series discusses the readings from September through November 2016. Speakers and discussants include John Staley, Christine Thomas, Dorothy White, Diane Kinch, Julia Aguirre, and Marilyn Strutchens.


    Webinars Focus Question

    What is one thing the organizations could do to further support your work in making mathematics education more just, humane, and a positive experience for children?

    Follow the conversation on Twitter: #mathequity or #EQSJMATH

    Participating organizations include:

    • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
    • TODOS: Mathematics for ALL (TODOS)
    • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
    • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

    Position Statements:

    What are the pathways and roadblocks to facilitating professional conversations and actions discussed in the position statements?

    TODOS: Mathematics for ALL
    TEEM 7 – Special Issue: Mathematics Education Through the Lens of Social Justice  

    How can ideas from the Special Issue journal articles help you facilitate discussion and actions toward a more humane and just mathematics education? 

    NCTM
    The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics: Rethinking Equity-Based Practices

    Which equity-based strategies can be incorporated in your math education work now? Which ones are most difficult? Why?