Mathematics Education: A Critical Introduction (Critical Introductions in Education)

Mathematics Education: A Critical Introduction (Critical Introductions in Education)

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Book Description

Winner of the AESA 2017 Critics' Choice Book Award

Mathematics Education offers both undergraduates and starting-graduate students in education an introduction to the connections that exist between mathematics and a critical orientation to education. This primer shows how concepts like race, class, gender, and language have real effects in the mathematics classroom, and prepares current and future mathematics teachers with a more critical math education that increases accessibility for all students. By refocusing math learning towards the goals of democracy and social and environmental crises, the book also introduces readers to broader contemporary school policy and reform debates and struggles.

Mark Wolfmeyer shows future and current teachers how critical mathematics education can be put into practice with concrete strategies and examples in both formal and informal educational settings. With opportunities for readers to engage in deeper discussion through suggested activities, Mathematics Education’s pedagogical features include:

  • Study Questions for Teachers and Students
  • Text Boxes with Examples of Critical Education in Practice
  • Annotated List of Further Readings
  • Glossary