This week in Liberation Math, participants in the class made a start at creating a book. The form is still uncertain (online? printed? both?), but we are going to use the book to put forth our best thinking about how to change mathematics education and how to change ourselves. The current outline of the book … Continue reading

# Tag Archives: Mathematics education

# Anger and Shame in my Teaching, a sort of anti-liberation-math

Last week I wrote a post on another blog about being disappointed in students, which is something I struggle with and want to eradicate. Yesterday I realized that I had misnamed the problem. Its not disappointment I struggle with, its anger. Anger isnt a professional emotion as a teacher, and it makes me feel distant … Continue reading

# Makers, Doers, and Liberation Math

Theres a growing interest out in the world in making cool things, particularly with technology. Commonly called the maker movement, this trend has its roots in tinkering with technology and computing in ways that move the creation of things out of the hands of manufacturers and into the hands of real people. There is a … Continue reading

# Liberation Math: Week 3

This week in Liberation Math: Math Problem for This Week: Shower vs. Bath Watch this video of the shower vs. bath situation. Which is cheaper, the shower or the bath? What information do you need to solve this problem? If you want to play along, ask questions and figure out what you need to know … Continue reading

# Liberation Math: Week 2

This weeks in Liberation Math, well be analyzing memories using a method known as memory-work, which you can read more about in last weeks readings. In the in-person class, well be doing memory work, as well as debriefing the first week and figuring out what may need to be changed about the course. The readings … Continue reading

# Liberation Math Week 1: Welcome!

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

# The Learning that I Value is

This is the video I made for the second day of #moocmooc, the MOOC focusing on MOOCs. In the course, Ive really been thinking about how to use MOOCs in an explicitly liberationist way, which this video reflects. Continue reading