Learn how to integrate social justice into your math classes, or search our database for resources.
Focus On Solutions - Not Just Problems
Partner With The Community
Students Share What They've Learned
Start Planning With The Math In Mind
If possible, identify an issue that fits the math concepts and understandings you want to address, not the other way around. When you try to make the math fit an issue you want to cover, it's easier to accidentally sacrifice the rigor and quality of mathematical content.
Prepare Yourself and Your Students
The issues you'll be exploring have the potential to trigger significant emotional responses...
Identify the Math Content You Want to Cover
Identify the math content you want to cover.
Download this chart to think about the justice issues that could help students explore this content.
Talk To Your Students
Consult The Standards
Identify a Guiding Question to Address
Introduce the Justice Issue with a "Hook"
Begin Introducing the Math Concepts
Provide Opportunities to Practice the Math in Different Contexts
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org