Feedback

Some thoughts on effective feedback

Feedback is hard. It is so tempting to fall into the math teacher archetype of just hurling a bunch of grades at students instead of genuinely responding to their hard work. But even though it is time consuming, and I get all inked-up thanks to my left-handedness, feedback is absolutely crucial. As Aguirre, Mayfield-Ingram, &… Continue reading Some thoughts on effective feedback

Critical Mathematics

Culturally Responsive Mathematics versus Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice

The idea of “teaching for social justice” holds a long history of discourse in the educational world, and as such holds a myriad of terms and (sometimes conflicting) ideas which describe it. When considering the idea of “teaching mathematics for social justice” (TMSJ), it is important to understand the distinctions in the choice of this… Continue reading Culturally Responsive Mathematics versus Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice