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THE
CURRICULUM

Learn how to integrate social justice into your math classes, or search our database for resources.

CARE 
REQUIRED
.

HOW TO INTEGRATE
JUSTICE ISSUES
INTO YOUR 
MATH CLASS
.

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It needs to be updated... but still a very useful guide to get you going!

  • Benefits for Students
    Recognize the power of mathematics as an essential tool to critically analyze the world around them and create change, rather than merely regard math as a collection of disconnected rules to be memorized and regurgitated. Engage in high-level thinking about big mathematical ideas Deepen their understanding of social and racial justice issues on local and global scales Understand their power to build a just, democratic society Become more motivated to learn math Engage in authentic (not just theoretical) community problem-solving projects Answer this question for themselves: "Why do I have to know this?"
  • Benefits for Educators
    Differentiate their curriculum more easily Create interdisciplinary units and partnerships Learn about their students lives, families and communities Assess learning in a contextualized, holistic manner Build deeper relationships with students
  • Benefits for Students
    Recognize the power of mathematics as an essential tool to critically analyze the world around them and create change, rather than merely regard math as a collection of disconnected rules to be memorized and regurgitated. Engage in high-level thinking about big mathematical ideas Deepen their understanding of social and racial justice issues on local and global scales Understand their power to build a just, democratic society Become more motivated to learn math Engage in authentic (not just theoretical) community problem-solving projects Answer this question for themselves: "Why do I have to know this?"
  • Benefits for Educators
    Differentiate their curriculum more easily Create interdisciplinary units and partnerships Learn about their students lives, families and communities Assess learning in a contextualized, holistic manner Build deeper relationships with students

Addressing historic and present-day injustices can be triggering and traumatic for students and educators. Careful preparation is important to ensure that everyone is well enough to engage in these activities and conversations, and to have strategies in place to address wellness issues that may arise.

We recommend this article called Preparing Yourself and Your Students to Explore Injustice.

Additionally, please note that some of the lessons in here were created in the mid 2000's, so these resources should be used to generate new ideas and content -- but may not be ready for immediate use.

CURATION.

We do not yet have a formal protocol for evaluating the resources that are contained in the database -- it's important that educators vet the resources for themselves and consider which materials are a good fit given their contexts.  With that said, we strive to only share materials that align with the RadicalMath vision, guiding beliefs, and planning guidelines from above.

CONTRIBUTE.

We're seeking resources to add to the RadicalMath database, including: lesson plans, project ideas, books and articles, websites with data that can be graphed or analyzed, project, etc.

Please contact Jonathan Osler with resources and suggestions:   jonathan.osler@gmail.com

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