Math

The Calculus Of Change: Math As A Gateway To Success, Not Gatekeeper

After wrapping up 2024's Black History Month, I’ll present to a group of kindergarten students from New Jersey. As I consider what I want to get across to these young African American babies, my...

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Erased from the Equation: Black Mathematicians in the South

In the annals of mathematical history, there lies a largely untold narrative: the contributions of Black mathematicians in the southern United States. History matters in math, and this editorial...

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Cultural Erasure: Is Math Teaching Whitewashing Black Genius?

In the vast, intricate quilt of mathematical history, the contributions of Black minds are hidden from sight when, instead, they should be some of its most vibrant threads. And when we sideline the...

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6 Books Math Educators Should Read in 2024

I asked several math teachers to share some of their favorite math education books they read over the past year. They provided many great book selections, and I highly recommend them for educators...

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Here's Why Your Child is Struggling in Math and What To Do About It

Your child has the potential for mathematical excellence! Regardless of their struggles, demographics, or diagnoses, they can do much better in math. In nearly three decades of working with children...

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It Is Not Taboo to Use Calculators in Math Class

As I continue to investigate what it truly means to be a “math person,” I’m reflecting on my experiences with math. I’m not alone in growing up during a time when mental math was the gold standard...

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