Here are the most recent iterations of the math tasks we use with youth and young adults. These lessons were collaboratively developed by the Antiracist Algebra Coalition, the Data Warriors, and the Meaningful Math Research Group at Syracuse University.
Social and Environmental Justice Math Tasks
Highway 81, Redlining, and White Flight, Population Trends, Linear Functions
- Spring 2023 Social Justice Math task on Redlining, White Flight, and Linear Modeling used with first year undergraduate students
- Spring 2023 Social Justice Math Task on Highway Revitalization, Redlining, and the 15th Ward used with first year high school students
Lead Poisoning, Environmental Justice, Exponential Decay
- Spring 2023 Environmental Justice Math Task on Lead Poisoning, Exponential Decay, and Social Agency used with first year undergraduate students
- Spring 2023 Environmental Justice Math Task on Lead Poisoning, Exponential Decay, and Social Agency used with first year high school students
We elaborate some of the research on redlining in this zine “That’s so Ghetto #microagression” created by Dr. Fonger in collaboration with the SU office of diversity and inclusion.
In our People, Place, and Population Predictions article we elaborate how we used these lessons with young people, and the design behind the tasks.
We also share visualizations of Dr. Gholdy Muhammad’s Cultivating Genius model for historically responsive literacy as the grounding task design framework for Cultivating Math Genius.
We look forward to hearing how you take up these ideas in your own contexts and learn from our work. Reach out!