Join us at the Nottingham H.S. Courtyard (3100 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY) on June 10, 2023 from Noon-2PM for an Education and Advocacy Event focused on Lead Poisoning Prevention. Sponsored by the Syracuse City School District Office of Family Engagement at Nottingham High School and Syracuse University. Stay tuned for details!
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Culturally and historically responsive math tasks.
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 FunctionsContinue reading “Culturally and historically responsive math tasks.”
Cultivating math genius.
How do you cultivate students’ math genius? Through intentional designs for learning that build skills from students’ identities, that grow intellect and criticality, and that spark joy.
A Sense of Place.
Teachers, students, education leaders, and researchers in Syracuse, NY came together at Cafe Sankofa on May 7, 2022 for “A Sense of Place” event.
Evoking Emotion in a Math Lesson.
This post features the images and prompt that high school math teachers used to engage students in evoking emotion in a math lesson on highway revitalization in Syracuse, NY.
This vision board was created by Ken Keech, Betty Routhouska, and Nicole Fonger with support from the Antiracist Algebra Coalition and the Meaningful Math Research Group at Syracuse University students Waleed Raja, Khadija Sharif, Daslin Peña, Emmy Njue, Abigail Erskine and Mathematics Instructional Coach, Tracy Mosier of the Syracuse City School District Mathematics Department. ThisContinue reading “Vision Board.”
The Antiracist Algebra Coalition.
In this post I answer 5 key questions: 1. What was the initial process of forming the Antiracist Algebra Coalition like? 2. How did my ideas become reality? 3. Did you receive support from any of your colleagues or the university? 4. What sparked your interest in starting “The Antiracist Algebra Coalition”? 5. What areContinue reading “The Antiracist Algebra Coalition.”
Are you white? (a Zine)
Are you white? Are you interested in learning about race and racism? Check out this zine as a way to learn more.
Who gets into algebra in 8th grade?
Who gets into algebra in 8th grade? In a racially diverse school, why are children of color under-represented in 8th grade algebra?
Reflecting on Dysconscious Racism
In this sketchnote I reflect on a teaching experience and how my actions were rooted in dysconscious racism (King, 1991).