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ERIC Number: ED521792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 180
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-9429-6154-6
Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers
Gutstein, Eric, Ed.; Peterson, Bob, Ed.
Rethinking Schools, Ltd
This unique collection of more than 30 articles shows teachers how to weave social-justice principles throughout the math curriculum, and how to integrate social-justice math into other curricular areas as well. "Rethinking Mathematics" presents teaching ideas, lesson plans and reflections by practicing classroom teachers and distinguished mathematics educators. This is real-world math--math that helps students analyze problems as they gain essential academic skills. "Rethinking Mathematics" will help teachers develop students' understanding of society and prepare them to be critical, active participants in a democracy. This book is divided into four parts. Part I, Viewing Math Broadly, contains the following: (1) Teaching Math Across the Curriculum (Bob Peterson); (2) Reading the World with Math (Marilyn Frankenstein); (3) Race, Retrenchment, and the Reform of School Mathematics (William F. Tate); and (4) Historical, Cultural, and Social Implications of Mathematics (S. E. Anderson). Part II, Infusing Social Justice into Math Classes, contains the following: (5) "Home Buying While Brown or Black" (Eric Gutstein); (6) Sweatshop Accounting (Larry Steele); (7) Chicanos Have Math in Their Blood (Luis Ortiz-Franco); (8) Understanding Large Numbers (Bob Peterson); (9) "With Math, It's Like You Have More Defense" (Erin E. Turner and Beatriz T. Font Strawhun); (10) "Radical Equations": A Review of the Book by Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb Jr. (David Levine); (11) The Geometry of Inequality (Andrew Brantlinger); (12) Integrals and Equity (Megan Staples); (13) Math, Maps, and Misrepresentation (Eric Gutstein); and (14) Multicultural Math (Claudia Zaslavsky). Part III, Infusing Social Justice Math into Other Curricular Areas, contains the following: (15) Ten Chairs of Inequality (Polly Kellogg); (16) Write the Truth: Presidents and Slaves (Bob Peterson); and (17) The Transnational Capital Auction (Bill Bigelow). Part IV, Resources for Rethinking, contains the following: (18) Websites, Math Curriculum and Pedagogy, Books with Theoretical/Academic Perspectives, Curriculum Guides/Resources, Children's Books, Sources for Maps, and More. An index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rethinking Schools