National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition

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315- Et Tu, Mathematics? Examining Cultural Assumptions in Mathematics Materials

Friday, April 27, 2012: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
121 B (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Anita Bright
Emily Davis Olson and Hannah Madoff

Is mathematics neutral? What other lessons, aside from math, do the materials we offer students contain? What values do the problems we choose and the textbooks we use imply and transmit? Analyze textbooks, trade books, and standards and discuss whether these match the values we espouse. Receive a detailed electronic handout.

Presentation Format: General Interest / All Audiences Session
Grade Band Audience: General Interest/All Audiences
Attribute: Equity Strand Presentation

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