Teaching Secondary Mathematics through Social Issues

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Teaching Secondary Mathematics through Social Issues

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This education and teacher training course will help you blend secondary math instruction with real-world discussion topics such as inequity, poverty, and privilege. Throughout this course, we will also have the opportunity to explore multiple math activities and resources including how to leverage real-world data for classroom instruction.

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Bill Balismo

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
All I can say is WOW! I was so tired of the constant repetition in the boring world of math. All those numbers and equations... who needs em?! Finally I found a system that allow me to toss all that useless stuff aside and focus on what really matters... Social Justice! This course helped me prepare students to tackle real world issues such as how to disassemble the Patriarchy, and to stop the Cis White Male Scum from continuing to wave its wrinkly man parts all over the less fortunate. A++
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Michael George

9/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 5 months ago
Do you still think that 2+2=4? This is a social construct created by the Patriarchy. We should free the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division from the reactionery legacy. 2+2 is whatever you want!
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Johnny Winters

8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Who knew secondary mathematics were so racist and sexist? Thank you for opening my eyes to the patriarchal and homophobic patterns that exist in trigonometry. I will be so well-rounded and ready to protest the privilege inherent in my math classes.
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Butch Streisand

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
This course, like, totally opened my eyes. I had no idea that the binary system is so oppressive and, like, implies that there are only two genders, which everybody knows is, like, totally wrong and hurtful. I'm so glad that I'm now like totally woke and can like show the kids in my class how phallocentric and imperialistic our reactionary number system is.
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Dennis Dennis

7/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Wonderful! Particularly loved the sections "Oppression from every angle" and "Establishing an autonomous collective in three easy steps." Consider these eyes opened.
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2 years, 5 months ago
This curriculum has enabled me to see just how prejudiced I am against round numerals through an examination of my over use of straight numerals. The presentation of equations that dispute facts that are in conflict with my world view is necessary at all levels of arithmetic and should be taught starting at the elementary level. Failure to properly indoctrinate previous generations into this manner of thinking is why I became a Math Atheist. Thank goodness academia is rescuing society from the horrors of numbers based logic, there are entirely too many bridges being built by architects who are not blind.
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Davis McAngela

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 6 months ago
Fabulous course! I had no idea how heteronormative conic sections were until I started this course. Now I'm smashing the cis-mathematical patriarchy with intersectional matrices, feminist logarithms, AND I'm interrogating the dominant discourse of quadratics with much more inclusive solution methods! My students still don't know their times tables, but they ALL want to be community organizers now! Thank you!
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