Racial Equity in Math Education Committee
Formed during the writing of the ANN Statement on Racial Justice, this working group focuses on education and action to promote equity in our classrooms, teaching practice, and organization.
The work of the ANN Racial Equity in Math Education Committee centers on three questions: Where does racial inequity show up? How does it affect our students? How can we disrupt it?
High-quality mathematics instruction requires that practitioners acknowledge and address that systems steeped in white supremacy, our own learned biases, and the history of math education all contribute to dehumanizing mathematics education for teachers and students.
The ANN Racial Justice in Math Education committee's monthly meeting is open to all ANN members. Please join us!
Math for Identity & Belonging
In the Fall of 2021, we started an ongoing community series called Math for Identity and Belonging as one model for rehumanizing math for ourselves and for each other.
UPCOMING MATH FOR IDENTITY & BELONGING IN COMMUNITY
PREVIOUS MATH FOR IDENTITY & BELONGING COMMUNITIES
Measuring a Meaningful Place (Fall 2021) - One way to advance equity in the math classroom is to center student voice and student experience. Inspired by the movement to rehumanize mathematics, participants in this six-week program worked toward and then reflected on a place-based math activity called Measuring a Meaningful Place. We experienced this task together as learners and then considered ways to cultivate healthy identity and belonging with students in our own teaching contexts, whether in person or at a distance.Representing Data Creatively (Winter 2022, Winter 2023) - Data is all around us. One way to advance equity in the math classroom is to give students opportunities to look carefully at the data in their lives, collect it, and share it with others in a meaningful way. Participants in this workshop practiced this process for themselves in order to be able to bring the experience to their students. Participants chose something about their daily lives to track, tracked it for a month, and then found creative ways to represent it and share it with the group. We worked through the steps of the process together, sharing ideas and support along the way.
We share this wheel to inspire people to look for data in new places and help participants in our community consider ways that data can be nourishing and healing.
Below are some photos of the artistic data representations created during this community series: