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Rethinking mathematics : teaching social justice by the numbers

Author: Eric Gutstein; Bob Peterson
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Rethinking Schools, ©2006.
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This book is a Rethinking Schools Publication and it includes a unique collection of more than 30 articles by American school teachers which shows teachers how to weave social-justice principles through 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rethinking mathematics.
Milwaukee, WI : Rethinking Schools, ©2005
(OCoLC)624457644
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Gutstein; Bob Peterson
ISBN: 0942961544 9780942961546
OCLC Number: 60504664
Notes: On cover: "A Rethinking Schools publication."
Description: vii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Viewing math broadly. Teaching math across the curriculum / Bob Peterson ; Reading the world with math / Marilyn Frankenstein ; Race, retrenchment, and the reform of school mathematics / William F. Tate ; Historical, cultural, and social implications of mathematics / S.E. Anderson --
pt. 2. Infusing social justice into math classes. "Home buying while brown or black" / Eric Gutstein ; Sweatshop accounting / Larry Steele ; Chicanos have math in their blood / Luis Ortiz-Franco ; Understanding large numbers / Bob Peterson ; "With math, it's like you have more defense" / Erin E. Turner and Beatriz T. Font Strawhun ; Radical equations : a review of the book by Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb Jr. / David Levine ; The geometry of inequality / Andrew Brantlinger ; Integrals and equity / Megan Staples ; Math, maps, and misrepresentation / Eric Gutstein ; Multicultural math / Claudia Zaslavsky --
pt. 3. Infusing social justice math into other curricular areas. Ten chairs of inequality / Polly Kellogg ; Write the truth : presidents and slaves / Bob Peterson ; The transnational capital auction / Bill Bigelow --
pt. 4. Resources for rethinking mathematics. Websites, math curriculum and pedagogy, books with theoretical/academic perspectives, curriculum guides/resources, children's books, sources for maps, and more.
Responsibility: edited by Eric Gutstein and Bob Peterson.

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This book is a Rethinking Schools Publication and it includes a unique collection of more than 30 articles by American school teachers which shows teachers how to weave social-justice principles through 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-word math - math that helps students analyze problems as they gain essential academic skills. This will help teachers develop students' understanding of society and prepare them to be critical, active participants in a democracy.
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