Welcome to the first week of Liberation Math. Over the next 13 weeks, we are going to explore mathematical identities, the way that those identities are constructed, and how mathematics and math education interact with our culture. During this course, we will be collectively unpacking our ideas about the doing and learning of mathematics, and … Continue reading

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# Liberation Math

In a few weeks, I will start teaching a course at Lesley University called Liberation Mathematics, and I want all of you to come along. Liberation Math will e research collective as much as it is an actual class. Well be using critical pedagogy and a method of feminist research called memory-work to study the … Continue reading

# Adopting a Protective Identity

Some people deal with mathematical difficulty and shame by adopting an identity includes being “bad at math.” This strategy is much-reported among mathematicians and mathematics educators. Back in 1975, Mitchell Lazarus, writing in the Saturday Review, summarized the response to this from mathematicians and mathematics educators: “Even those who are otherwise proud of their education … Continue reading