Rethinking mathematics : teaching social justice by the numbers
 Responsibility
 edited by Eric (Rico) Gutstein and Bob Peterson.
 Edition
 Second edition.
 Publication
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin : Rethinking Schools, [2013]
 Copyright notice
 ©2013
 Physical description
 xiii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Access
Available online
Education Library (Cubberley)
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QA22.3 .R478 2013  Unknown 
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Creators/Contributors
 Contributor
 Gutstein, Eric, editor.
 Peterson, Bob, 1953 editor.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Part 1: Viewing math broadly. 1. Teaching math across the curriculum / Bob Peterson ; Teaching suggestions : disparities in wealth cartoon ; Activity box: NoTV week math ; Driving while black or brown : a math project about racial profiling / Eric (Rico) Gutstein
 2. Historical, cultural, and social implications of mathematics / S.E. Anderson
 3. "I thought this U.S. place was supposed to be about freedom" / Maura Varley Gutiâerrez
 4. Rethinking mathematics and its intersection with race : interview with Danny Martin / Eric (Rico) Gutstein
 5. Reading the world with math / Marilyn Frankenstein ; Teaching suggestions : the war in Iraq, the Boondocks cartoon ; Activity box: Using math to take a critical look at how the unemployment rate is determined / Marilyn Frankenstein ; The war in Iraq : how much does it cost? / Bob Peterson
 6. Race, retrenchment, and the reform of school mathematics / William F. Tate ; Environmental hazards : is environmental racism real? / Larry Miller
 7. Adventures of a beginning teacher with social justice mathematics / Liz Trexler
 Part 2: Infusing social justice into math classes. 8. "Home buying while brown or black" / Eric (Rico) Gutstein ; Teaching suggestions: Corporate control of U.S. media line graph ; Teaching suggestions: "And how do you spend your wages?" Cartoon
 9. Living algebra, living wage / Jana Dean ; Teaching suggestions: The dependent variable ; Teaching suggestions: The Yintercept ; "I can't survive on $8.25" : using math to investigate minimum wage, CEO pay, and more / Eric (Rico) Gutstein
 10. Sweatshop accounting / Larry Steele ; Activity box: How do you live on 31 cents an hour? ; Teaching suggestions: The global capitalist economy cartoon ; Globalization, labor, and the environment : a linear programming unit / Indigo Esmonde and Jessica Quindel ; Poverty and world wealth : recognizing inequality / Susan Hersh and Bob Peterson ; Unequal distribution of U.S. wealth : recognizing inequality, part two / Michael Langyel
 11. Chicanos have math in their blood / Luis OrtizFranco ; Activity box: The hidden grain in meat / Stephanie Kempf
 12. Whose community is this? : understanding the mathematics of neighborhood displacement / Eric (Rico) Gutstein
 13. Understanding large numbers / Bob Peterson ; Activity box: How many Willis Towers tall Is $135 billion? / Eric (Rico) Gutstein
 14. When equal isn't fair / Julia M. Aguirre and Maria del Rosario Zavala
 15. Racism and stop and frisk / Kathryn Himmelstein
 16. "With math, it's like you have more defense" / Erin E. Turner and Beatriz T. Font Strawhun ; Designing a wheelchair ramp : putting the Pythagorean theorem to use / Adam Renner
 17. "That smell is from the sugar cane fire!" / Raquel Milani and Michela Tuchapesk da Silva
 18. What's a good school? / Michelle Allman and Almanzia Opeyo
 19. Radical equations: a review of the book by Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb Jr. / David Levine
 20. Teaching percent change + social justice = opportunity for deep mathematical discussion / Flannery Denny
 21. The square root of a fair share / Jana Dean
 22. The geometry of inequality / Andrew Brantlinger ; South Central Los Angeles : ratios, density, and geometry in urban areas / Eric (Rico) Gutstein
 23. Plotting inequality, building resistance / Adam Renner, Bridget Brew, and Crystal Proctor
 24. Integrals and equity / Megan Staples ; HIV/AIDS status : using statistics to understand ratios / Sage ForbesGray ; Teaching suggestions: HIV status bus stop photo ; Justice for janitors : rich lessons in the power of math / Bob Peterson
 25. Math, maps, and misrepresentation / Eric (Rico) Gutstein ; Teaching suggestions: Map of territory that Mexico lost to the United States ; Realworld projects: Seeing math all around us ; Teaching suggestions: Do you support invading Iraq? cartoon ; Deconstructing Barbie : math and popular culture / Swapna Mukhopadhyay
 26. Multicultural math / Claudia Zaslavsky ; Tracking PA announcements : collecting data in the classroom / Robert M. Berkman
 Part 3: Infusing social justice math into other curricular areas. 27. Ten chairs of inequality / Polly Kellogg ; Fast foods, junk foods, and advertising : analyzing the barrage of advertising aimed at children / Bob Peterson
 28. Transparency of water / Selene GonzalezCarillo and Martha Merson
 29. Write the truth : presidents and slaves / Bob Peterson ; Teaching suggestions: "Eight companies earn more" onedollar bill graphic ; Libraries, books, and bias : using math to raise issues of representation / Bob Peterson ; The mathematics of lotteries : going beyond probability / Laurie Rubel
 30. Rethinking and connecting algebra to realworld issues / Sandra Kingan
 31. A social justice data fair / Beth Alexander and Michelle Munk
 32. The transnational capital auction / Bill Bigelow ; Sweatshop math : taking a closer look at where kids' "stuff" comes from / Bob Peterson ; Teaching suggestions: "Work faster!" cartoon
 Part 4: Resources for rethinking mathematics. Websites, math curriculum and pedagogy, books with theoretical/academic perspectives, curriculum guides/resources, children's books, sources for maps, and more.
 Summary
 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 realworld 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.  Publisher description.
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 Publication date
 2013
 Copyright date
 2013
 Note
 Includes index.
 "A Rethinking Schools Publication."
 ISBN
 9780942961553 (alk. paper)
 0942961552 (pbk. ; alk. paper)