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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: Edumakated
The problem is the blacks and latinos under perform as a group academically. We need to address and solve the problem. Instead of critically looking at the problem and admitting that it is likely a result of cultural and social norms that do not emphasize academic achievement along with broken homes, progressives immediately jump to victimization narratives that there is some systematic issue at play.
Progressives cannot accept that some cultures and social norms are quite frankly inferior or superior in many ways. So instead of trying to address these cultural and social norms, they try to change the answers on the test so to speak to give the outcome they are looking for.
I'd like to add, it is not just a skin color thing as many blacks from African nations are quite gifted at math.
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
Black people aren't as smart as white people
All this is is a tacit admission that they don't know how to improve math scores, and it's much easier to simply lower standards to pretend they succeeded.
decries racist behaviors such as the “focus” on “getting the ‘right’ answer,” requiring students to “show their work,” and “independent practice” being valued over teamwork or collaboration.
White supremacy culture shows up in math classrooms when...The focus is on getting the “right” answer.
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.
Instead...
Choose problems that have complex, competing, or multiple answers.
• Verbal Example: Come up with at least two answers that might solve this problem.
• Classroom Activity: Challenge standardized test questions by getting the “right” answer, but justify other answers by unpacking the assumptions that are made in the problem.
Engage with true problem solving.
• Verbal Example: What are some strategies we can use to engage with this problem?
• Classroom Activity: Using a set of data, analyze it in multiple ways to draw different conclusions.
• Professional Development: Study the art of problem solving by engaging in rich, complex mathematical problems. Consider whether your own content knowledge is sufficient to allow you to problem solve through math without the strategies you typically use.
White supremacy culture shows up in math classrooms when...The focus is on getting the “right” answer.
Instead...
Choose problems that have complex, competing, or multiple answers.
• Verbal Example: Come up with at least two answers that might solve this problem.
Professional Development: Study the art of problem solving by engaging in rich, complex mathematical problems. Consider whether your own content knowledge is sufficient to allow you to problem solve through math without the strategies you typically use.
originally posted by: Nyiah
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
Huh.
If math and science (like comp sci, Billy) are racist, then what does that make Gates? I mean, come on, he didn't get where he is by not knowing math, and getting free passes.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Sookiechacha
Mrs. Jones has 2 oranges, and she picks 2 more. How many oranges does she have now?
No. None of her oranges is a quark.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Sookiechacha
Mrs. Jones has 2 oranges, and she picks 2 more. How many oranges does she have now?
No. None of her oranges is a quark.
What's the answer?