Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers
In this new expanded and updated edition of Rethinking Mathematics, more than 50 articles show how to weave social justice issues throughout the mathematics curriculum, as well as how to integrate mathematics into other curricular areas.
Rethinking Mathematics offers teaching ideas, lesson plans, and reflections by practitioners and mathematics educators. This is real-world math—math that helps students analyze social problems as they gain essential academic skills.
This book offers hope and guidance for teachers to enliven and strengthen their math teaching. It will deepen students’ understanding of society and help prepare them to be critical, active participants in a democracy. Blending theory and practice, this is the only resource of its kind.
Rethinking Mathematics should be read cover-to-cover by any teacher interested in showing students the power of mathematics to strengthen a democratic society. It would make an excellent gift for in-service and pre-service mathematics teachers and an important supplement for any class devoted to the teaching of mathematics.
The various essays in the book, including "Home Buying While Brown or Black" and "Sweatshop Accounting", advocate both using social-justice issues to motivate the teaching of rigorous mathematical concepts, and the use of mathematics education as a way of promoting ideas of social justice.