Exploring why social justice issues belong in a secondary math classroom and how do we do it?

Why do social justice issues belong in a math classroom? An integrated program supports students in developing a deeper comprehension of math, and how to apply their learning to real problems thus increasing engagement and understanding while also recognizing how they can become agents of change. In this workshop I offer a framework for introducing social justice topics in math classes, as well as examples and tools that can be implemented across multiple grade levels. 

Target Audience

10-12 & 8-9

Sessions

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Room Nordic (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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Presenter

  • Debby Knoke

    I am celebrating my 20th year as a secondary school teacher in the lower mainland independent school system. Since September 2020, I have been working towards a Master of Education in the field of Mathematics in the Community where I have focused much of my studies at exploring the relationship between integrating social justice issues with mathematics lessons to make the curriculum more relevant to my students. I aim to find ways to make learning math more engaging and exciting to students.