How Social Justice Math Can Better Engage Students – Teaching Math Through a Social Justice Lens

Posted by Education Week on December 8, 2020

Math advocates say many students are disserviced by learning about the probability of M&M colors instead of math that better connects to current events. Texas teacher Dashiell Young-Saver’s Skew the Script website features statistics lessons that use wealth inequality and immigration, while a Seattle high-school teacher’s new ethnic studies math class looks at candidates’ fundraising versus vote totals through an Algebra 2 and precalculus lens.

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