"Seeing math all around us" [LINK]
The table of contents for a new textbook, Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers.
The Rethinking Schools website also features such titles as Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World; Rethinking Columbus; The Real Ebonics Debate; Classroom Crusades: Responding to the Religious Right's Agenda for Public Schools; and Failing Our Kids: Why the Testing Craze Won't Fix Our Schools.
Part One: Viewing Math Broadly
Teaching Math Across the Curriculum, by Bob Peterson Teaching Suggestions: "Disparities in Wealth" Cartoon Activity Box: No-TV Week Math Driving While Black or Brown: A Math Project About Racial Profiling Reading the World with Math, by Marilyn Frankenstein Teaching Suggestions: "The War in Iraq" Boondocks Cartoon Activity Box: Using Math to Take a Critical Look at How the Unemployment Rate Is Determined The War in Iraq: How Much Does It Cost? Race, Retrenchment, and the Reform of School Mathematics, by William F. Tate Environmental Hazards: Is Environmental Racism Real? Historical, Cultural, and Social Implications of Mathematics, by S.E. Anderson
Part Two: Infusing Social Justice into Math Classes
Home Buying While Brown or Black, by Eric Gutstein Teaching Suggestions: Corporate Control of U.S. Media Line Graph Teaching Suggestions: "And How Do You Spend Your Wages?" Cartoon Sweatshop Accounting, by Larry Steele Activity Box: How Do You Live on 31 Cents an Hour? Teaching Suggestions: The Global Capitalist Economy Cartoon Globalization, Labor, and the Environment: A Linear Programming Unit Poverty and World Wealth: Recognizing Inequality Unequal Distribution of U.S. Wealth: Recognizing Inequality, Part Two Chicanos Have Math in Their Blood, by Luis Ortiz-Franco Activity Box: The Hidden Grain in Meat Understanding Large Numbers, by Bob Peterson Activity Box: How Many Sears Towers Tall Is $135 Billion? "With Math, It's Like You Have More Defense," by Erin E. Turner and Beatriz T. Font Strawhun Designing a Wheelchair Ramp: Putting the Pythagorean Theorem to Use Radical Equations: A Review of the Book by Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb Jr., by David Levine The Geometry of Inequality, by Andrew Brantlinger South Central Los Angeles: Ratios and Density in Urban Areas Integrals and Equity, by Megan Staples HIV/AIDS Status: Using Statistics to Understand Ratios Teaching Suggestions: HIV Status Bus Stop Photo Justice for Janitors: Rich Lessons in the Power of Math Math, Maps, and Misrepresentation, by Eric Gutstein Teaching Suggestions: Map of Territory That Mexico Lost to the United States Real-World Projects: Seeing Math All Around Us Teaching Suggestions: "Do You Support Invading Iraq?" Cartoon Deconstructing Barbie: Math and Popular Culture Multicultural Math, by Claudia Zaslavsky Tracking PA Announcements: Collecting Data in the Classroom
Part Three: Infusing Social Justice Math into Other Curricular Areas
Ten Chairs of Inequality, by Polly Kellogg Fast Foods, Junk Foods, and Advertising: Analyzing the Barrage of Advertising Aimed at Children Write the Truth: Presidents and Slaves, by Bob Peterson Teaching Suggestions: "Eight Companies Earn More" One-Dollar Bill Graphic Libraries, Books, and Bias: Using Math to Raise Issues of Representation The Mathematics of Lotteries: Going Beyond Probability The Transnational Capital Auction, by Bill Bigelow Sweatshop Math: Taking a Closer Look at Where Kids' "Stuff" Comes From Teaching Suggestions: "Work Faster!" Cartoon
Part Four: 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