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Rethinking Mathematics



In this new expanded and updated edition of Rethinking Mathematics, more than 50 articles show how to weave social justice issues throughout the mathematics curriculum, as well as how to integrate mathematics into other curricular areas.

Rethinking Mathematics offers teaching ideas, lesson plans, and reflections by practitioners and mathematics educators. This is real-world math—math that helps students analyze social problems as they gain essential academic skills.

This book offers hope and guidance for teachers to enliven and strengthen their math teaching. It will deepen students’ understanding of society and help prepare them to be critical, active participants in a democracy. Blending theory and practice, this is the only resource of its kind.

Praise for the First Edition of Rethinking Mathematics

“An amazing collection of articles and lesson plans that infuse mathematics with a relevancy that will excite students. Use this as a supplement to your math class and you might no longer hear, ‘Why do we have to learn this? ’ A must-have book not only for math teachers but for all teachers concerned with equity and social justice.”

Teaching Tolerance

“A significant contribution to the literature on social justice and mathematics education.”

Teachers College Record

Rethinking Mathematics
Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers

edited by Eric Gutstein , Bob Peterson

ArrowAdditional Resources

2013 • ISBN 9780942961553
300 Pages

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