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originally posted by: Nivhk
The only way I could see racism, is because of reading comprehension and variables.
As someone mentioned from The Big Bang Theory.
(2n)-2=6
A black student may see that and think of the n word instead of a variable.
Maybe they should work on improving other fronts of education, instead of driving every standard down.
have you thought about the damages, rewriting math would cause on simple codes in programs you use daily?
A hyperfocus on standards
requires teachers to function under a system of urgency to “cover” all the material that will be on the test and not
focus on actual learning
White supremacy culture shows up in math classrooms when...
Students are required to “show their work.”
Instead...
Math teachers ask students to show work so that teachers know what students are thinking, but that centers the
teacher’s need to understand rather than student learning. It becomes a crutch for teachers seeking to understand
what students are thinking and less of a tool for students in learning how to process. Thus, requiring students to
show their work reinforces worship of the written word as well as paternalism.
The focus is on getting the “right” answer.
Instead...
The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so. Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.
Independent practice is valued over teamwork or collaboration.
Instead...
While there is some value in students being able to complete work independently, when this is the only or most
common avenue for learning or practicing, it reinforces individualism and the notion that I’m the only one. This does
not give value to collectivism and community understanding, and fosters conditions for competition and individual
success, which perpetuates the idea that if a student is failing it is because they are not trying hard enough or that
they don’t care.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: Nivhk
have you thought about the damages, rewriting math would cause on simple codes in programs you use daily?
It's not about rewriting math. It's about allowing students to express different ways of finding an answer. If the answer is correct, what do you care how the student arrived at the answer, as long as they didn't get it off their classmates paper?
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: ketsuko
This is talking about decolonizing math to where 2+2 doesn't always equal 4 because to expect it to would be racist.
BS! No, it's not. If that's the spin you're pushing, I'm out. There's nothing else to discuss with you.
The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so. Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.
It's only then racist if people like you dislike what statistics point out. Things like black on black crimes compared to white on black crimes both in numbers and relation just point out the reality.
The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false
and teaching it is even much less so.
Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.