Rethinking Mathematics Book Study

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This is a virtual experience. You will need to use the WebEx platform on your computer, coupled with a working webcam and microphone, to fully engage with this experience. If you have any technical difficulties you should reach out to your facilitator ASAP. Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before the session begins to account for any technical difficulty.

Session-Specific Information: For relevant assignments, links, and resources, please see the appropriate headings under each session. These will be updated prior to each session.

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Meeting ID: 798 743 841

Student and Teacher Series Outcomes:

Teachers will understand diverse ways in which mathematics can be a tool to discuss issues of social justice, and will design instruction and tasks with students’ whole identities in mind.

Students will see mathematics as a tool for critically understanding and changing the world.

Session 1: Viewing Math Broadly

Tuesday, August 30, 6:00-7:30 PM

Assignment

  1. Read Part I, pages 1-60 (time will vary)
  2. Complete this brief google form by EOD Monday, August 29 (5 minutes).

Outline 

  1. What brings us here? What do we need?
  2. Discussion – Part I: Viewing Math Broadly
  3. Application and ownership of our next two discussions

Session Resources

Session 2: Infusing Social Justice into Math Class

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00-7:30 PM

Assignment

  • Finish the reading! Finish reading chapters 8-19 in “Rethinking Mathematics” and be prepared to discuss what you thought.
  • Talk to your students. Ask your students some or all of the questions that from session 1. Links to the questions can be found on our professional development page here.
  • Check to see when/what you are presenting. Check this document to see what you are presenting and when you are presenting it. If you are presenting this week, see items 3 and 4. If you need some ideas, feel free to check out this write up on a lesson that Megan adapted from this book last year.
  • Teach your lesson and collect artifacts! Share your student work to your CM portfolio by the end of the day on Monday. (I’m so excited to see the brilliant work I know your students will produce.
  • Type a 1-2 paragraph reflection and prepare slides! Submit a 1-2 paragraph reflection on your lesson to your CM portfolio. Send me any slides you would like to share by EOD Monday for inclusion in the slideshow for Tuesday’s session.

Outline 

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Session Resources

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Session 3: Moving Forward in This Work

Tuesday, September 27, 6:00-7:30 PM

Assignment

  1. Finish Rethinking Mathematics, pages 154-270 (time will vary)
  2. (For those presenting) Collect artifacts and prepare to share your work with your peers. Email artifacts and any PowerPoint slides to Ethan and Nicole by EOD September 26.

Outline 

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Session Resources

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