This Week at Global Math – 2/9/2021


Curated By Nate Goza @thegozaway

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#DisruptiveNumbers, A Tool to Teach Mathematics for Social Justice

Presented by Bernadette Andres-Salgarino

Recommitting ourselves to teaching mathematics through the lens of social justice necessitates the reinvigoration of our pedagogical approach to learning. #DisruptiveNumbers is a tool to provoke mathematics discourse to unravel the intricacies that numbers bring to uncover hidden stories that perpetuate partisanship in our society. In this presentation, activities that use numbers and data in real-world contexts, and stories to bring awareness of sociopolitical issues that impact students’ lives will be shared.

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By: Hema Khodai (@HKhodai)


We are not all surviving the same pandemic. 

Whatever version you find yourself living through as you read this, I hope there is something here that affirms your current reality and invites you into this community.

The Mathematics of Opportunity: Advancing Social Justice Through Math Education
Myself, I am intentional with my screen time and reserved energy to attend Dr. Ruha Benjamin’s Keynote Session,  Math and its Aftermath: Reimagining Data for Justice, at the Just Equations conference last week. This was my first experience learning from Dr. Benjamin and what resonated most  from her brilliant talk is that we must be as rigorous about the stories as we are about the statistics; the cultural narratives matter a great deal – they influence how people act on the data. It is the combination of powerful storytelling and meaningful data that drive societal change. 
  • Whose stories do we continually leave out of policy in education? 
  • Whose stories are routinely whitewashed in spaces of mathematics advocacy?
  • Do we accept that we are pattern makers? 

Check out #MathOpportunity2021 for more.
If you find yourself with 75 minutes to take in a Session Lecture, I invite you to view Dr. Erica Graham’s Anti-racism in mathematics. That may seem a daunting task right now so here is a summary in a blogpost. Or maybe you have the capacity to scroll, in which case I share with you Dr. Marissa Kawehi’s thread.

Maybe you find yourself in a moment where you feel empowered to engage in the math ed world. If so, I encourage you to check out your local affiliations, associations, and organizations as this is election season for positions of power. Do research into who folx are, what they represent, how they move towards justice, and whether their why is rooted in care for children marginalized by systems of oppression.
The struggle continues
And friend, if you find yourself with absolutely no desire to do any of the above – rest. We’ll be here if and when you choose to return, to support you in your journey to work towards a better world.

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