"Fire is motion / Work is repetition / This is my document / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all defenses."

- Cap'N Jazz, "Oh Messy Life," Analphabetapolothology

Monday, October 12, 2009

radical math

a little embarrassed i didn't think of this myself, but so glad i found it, and now, glad to share it with everyone else:

radical math.

this website compiles lessons that incorporate issues of social and economic justice into math and science curricula. for example, i found lessons i plan on using in my math class (most can even be modified for special ed!) which look at the cost of the iraq war and encourage students to develop alternative uses for the billions of federal dollars that may actually benefit their communities. another lesson i looked at invites students to analyze the budgets of smoking teens over time and encourages media literacy and healthy lifestyles.

a pretty great sunday-night find!

p.s. while tagging this post, i realized that i didn't have a "Social Justice" label! i was disappointed. well, situation rectified!

1 comment:

PAPPP said...

Have you ever played with Gapminder? It is amazing in the same vein, not so much as a mathematical teaching tool as the best preconception-busting visualizer (with the usual disclaimer about the quality of statistics in the social sciences) I've ever come across. Watch the creator's TED talks (linked from the front page) to get an idea of how cool it is. I want to see it plotting the claimed relation every time a congresscritter makes a statistical claim now.