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Inequalities in Math: Using the Algebra Classroom as a Site for Social Justice

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  • Danielle T Ligocki (Oakland University)

Abstract

This article examines what can happen when issues of Social Justice and Equity are explored in a 7th grade Algebra classroom. While the project was met with resistance along the way and it was clear that there was not a great deal of support from other teachers or administration, my classroom became a place of rich dialogue, critical inquiry and vibrant discussion. Work like this is indispensable to providing students with a framework for social justice and equity in their own lives.

Keywords: Challenges in the Classroom, Social Justice in the Classroom, Math

How to Cite:

Ligocki, D. T., (2017) “Inequalities in Math: Using the Algebra Classroom as a Site for Social Justice”, Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 6(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2017
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