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Mathematics for Social Justice: Resources for the College Classroom
 
Edited by: Gizem Karaali Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Lily S. Khadjavi Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Mathematics for Social Justice
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4926-1
Product Code:  CLRM/60
List Price: $59.00
MAA Member Price: $44.25
AMS Member Price: $44.25
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-5319-0
Product Code:  CLRM/60.E
List Price: $55.00
MAA Member Price: $41.25
AMS Member Price: $41.25
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4926-1
eBook: ISBN:  978-1-4704-5319-0
Product Code:  CLRM/60.B
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Mathematics for Social Justice: Resources for the College Classroom
Edited by: Gizem Karaali Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Lily S. Khadjavi Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4926-1
Product Code:  CLRM/60
List Price: $59.00
MAA Member Price: $44.25
AMS Member Price: $44.25
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-5319-0
Product Code:  CLRM/60.E
List Price: $55.00
MAA Member Price: $41.25
AMS Member Price: $41.25
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4926-1
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-5319-0
Product Code:  CLRM/60.B
List Price: $114.00 $86.50
MAA Member Price: $85.50 $64.88
AMS Member Price: $85.50 $64.88
  • Book Details
     
     
    Classroom Resource Materials
    Volume: 602019; 277 pp
    MSC: Primary 00;

    Mathematics for Social Justice offers a collection of resources for mathematics faculty interested in incorporating questions of social justice into their classrooms. The book begins with a series of essays from instructors experienced in integrating social justice themes into their pedagogy; these essays contain political and pedagogical motivations as well as nuts-and-bolts teaching advice. The heart of the book is a collection of fourteen classroom-tested modules featuring ready-to-use activities and investigations for the college mathematics classroom. The mathematical tools and techniques used are relevant to a wide variety of courses including college algebra, math for the liberal arts, calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, geometry, financial mathematics, and combinatorics. The social justice themes include human trafficking, income inequality, environmental justice, gerrymandering, voting methods, and access to education.

    The volume editors are leaders of the national movement to include social justice material into mathematics teaching. Gizem Karaali is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College. She is one of the founding editors of The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, and an associate editor for The Mathematical Intelligencer and Numeracy ; she also serves on the editorial board of the MAA's Carus Mathematical Monographs. Lily Khadjavi is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University and is a past co-chair of the Infinite Possibilities Conference. She has served on the boards of Building Diversity in Science, the Barbara Jordan-Bayard Rustin Coalition, and the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus.

    Readership

    Instructors teaching college-level mathematics and others interested in the connections of mathematics to social issues.

    This item is also available as part of a set:
  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Getting started
    • An invitation to mathematics for social justice
    • Essays
    • Mathematics in service to democracy
    • Preparing for student resistance: Rules of engagement for sensitive topics
    • Social justice and sustainability: Two perspectives on the same system
    • Quantitative ethics
    • Math for social justice: A last math class for responsible citizens
    • Modules
    • Sea level change and function composition
    • Exploring the problem of human trafficking
    • Evaluating fairness in electoral districting
    • Modeling the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
    • Voting with partially-ordered preferences
    • Implementing Social Security: A historical role-playing game
    • Matching kids to schools: The school choice problem
    • Modeling the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis in the United States
    • Using calculus to model income inequality
    • What does "fair" mean?
    • Social and environmental justice impacts of industrial agriculture
    • Student loans: Fulfilling the American dream or surviving a financial nightmare?
    • Modeling social change: The rise in acceptance of same-sex relationships
    • Sustainability analysis of a rural Nicaraguan coffee cooperative
    • Postscript
  • Reviews
     
     
    • For mathematics faculty who are interested in incorporating questions regarding social justice into their classrooms, 'Mathematics for Social Justice' offers a variety of resources that can kick start the process. This book is a collection of essays and modules that gives the reader a plethora of ideas for integrating questions of social justice into the mathematics classroom.

      Paula R. Stickles, Millikin University
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Volume: 602019; 277 pp
MSC: Primary 00;

Mathematics for Social Justice offers a collection of resources for mathematics faculty interested in incorporating questions of social justice into their classrooms. The book begins with a series of essays from instructors experienced in integrating social justice themes into their pedagogy; these essays contain political and pedagogical motivations as well as nuts-and-bolts teaching advice. The heart of the book is a collection of fourteen classroom-tested modules featuring ready-to-use activities and investigations for the college mathematics classroom. The mathematical tools and techniques used are relevant to a wide variety of courses including college algebra, math for the liberal arts, calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, geometry, financial mathematics, and combinatorics. The social justice themes include human trafficking, income inequality, environmental justice, gerrymandering, voting methods, and access to education.

The volume editors are leaders of the national movement to include social justice material into mathematics teaching. Gizem Karaali is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College. She is one of the founding editors of The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, and an associate editor for The Mathematical Intelligencer and Numeracy ; she also serves on the editorial board of the MAA's Carus Mathematical Monographs. Lily Khadjavi is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University and is a past co-chair of the Infinite Possibilities Conference. She has served on the boards of Building Diversity in Science, the Barbara Jordan-Bayard Rustin Coalition, and the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus.

Readership

Instructors teaching college-level mathematics and others interested in the connections of mathematics to social issues.

This item is also available as part of a set:
  • Getting started
  • An invitation to mathematics for social justice
  • Essays
  • Mathematics in service to democracy
  • Preparing for student resistance: Rules of engagement for sensitive topics
  • Social justice and sustainability: Two perspectives on the same system
  • Quantitative ethics
  • Math for social justice: A last math class for responsible citizens
  • Modules
  • Sea level change and function composition
  • Exploring the problem of human trafficking
  • Evaluating fairness in electoral districting
  • Modeling the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  • Voting with partially-ordered preferences
  • Implementing Social Security: A historical role-playing game
  • Matching kids to schools: The school choice problem
  • Modeling the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis in the United States
  • Using calculus to model income inequality
  • What does "fair" mean?
  • Social and environmental justice impacts of industrial agriculture
  • Student loans: Fulfilling the American dream or surviving a financial nightmare?
  • Modeling social change: The rise in acceptance of same-sex relationships
  • Sustainability analysis of a rural Nicaraguan coffee cooperative
  • Postscript
  • For mathematics faculty who are interested in incorporating questions regarding social justice into their classrooms, 'Mathematics for Social Justice' offers a variety of resources that can kick start the process. This book is a collection of essays and modules that gives the reader a plethora of ideas for integrating questions of social justice into the mathematics classroom.

    Paula R. Stickles, Millikin University
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