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Mathematics for Social Justice: Focusing on Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics
 
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:  978-1-4704-4927-8
Product Code:  CLRM/66
List Price: $60.00
MAA Member Price: $45.00
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eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-6574-2
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MAA Member Price: $45.00
AMS Member Price: $45.00
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4927-8
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Mathematics for Social Justice
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Mathematics for Social Justice: Focusing on Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics
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:  978-1-4704-4927-8
Product Code:  CLRM/66
List Price: $60.00
MAA Member Price: $45.00
AMS Member Price: $45.00
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-6574-2
Product Code:  CLRM/66.E
List Price: $60.00
MAA Member Price: $45.00
AMS Member Price: $45.00
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4927-8
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-6574-2
Product Code:  CLRM/66.B
List Price: $120.00 $90.00
MAA Member Price: $90.00 $67.50
AMS Member Price: $90.00 $67.50
  • Book Details
     
     
    Classroom Resource Materials
    Volume: 662021; 287 pp
    MSC: Primary 00; 97;

    Mathematics for Social Justice: Focusing on Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics offers a collection of resources for mathematics faculty interested in incorporating questions of social justice into their classrooms. The book comprises seventeen classroom-tested modules featuring ready-to-use activities and investigations for college mathematics and statistics courses. The modules empower students to study issues of social justice and to see the power and limitations of mathematics in real-world contexts of deep concern. The primary focus is on classroom activities where students can ask their own questions, find and analyze real data, apply mathematical ideas themselves, and draw their own conclusions. Module topics in the book focus on technical content that could support courses in quantitative reasoning or introductory statistics. Social themes include electoral issues, environmental justice, equity/inequity, human rights, and racial justice, including topics such as gentrification, partisan gerrymandering, policing, and more.

    The volume editors are leaders of the national movement to include social justice material in mathematics teaching and jointly edited the earlier AMS-MAA volume, Mathematics for Social Justice: Resources for the College Classroom. Gizem Karaali is Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College. She is a past chair of the Special Interest Group of the MAA on Quantitative Literacy (SIGMAA-QL). She is one of the founding editors of The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, senior editor of Numeracy, and an associate editor for The Mathematical Intelligencer; she also serves on the editorial board of the MAA's Classroom Resource Materials series. Lily Khadjavi is Professor and Chair of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University and is a past co-chair of the Infinite Possibilities Conference. In 2020 she was appointed by the California State Attorney General to the Racial and Identity Profiling Act Board, which works with the California Department of Justice. She currently serves on the editorial board of the MAA's Spectrum series and the Human Resources Advisory Committee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley.

    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
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Introduction
    • Understanding over- and underrepresentation via conditional probability
    • "I need a job!": Analyzing unemployment rates in college algebra and introductory statistics
    • A three-part module on poverty
    • A gentrification module for quantitative reasoning
    • Examining human rights issues through the lens of statistics
    • Normal isn’t “normal” when it comes to income
    • Get the lead out: The connection between lead and crime
    • Policing and the issue of racial profiling
    • Measures of income inequality
    • Super Size Me: Exploring the nutrition of fast food
    • Exploring the benefits of recycling
    • The new Jim Crow: A racial checkup for the United States
    • Who makes the minimum wage?
    • Mandatory drug tests for recipients of public assistance: Mathematical interpretations and implications
    • The limits of partisan gerrymandering
    • Forecasting the past: Teaching regressions
    • Partisan politics and central tendencies
    • Mathematics for social justice: Continuing the journey
  • Reviews
     
     
    • This book focuses specifically on quantitative reasoning and elementary statistics courses, which at many institutions are taught by mathematics faculty. Different authors have contributed 17 modules with in-class activities, research projects, problem sets, and other materials for engaging students with statistics and numerical reasoning through consideration of social ramifications, such as gerrymandering, gentrification, drug testing, racial profiling, income inequality, and human rights. As you might expect from the book's focus, much of the material could be used at various educational levels.

      Mathematics Magazine
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Volume: 662021; 287 pp
MSC: Primary 00; 97;

Mathematics for Social Justice: Focusing on Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics offers a collection of resources for mathematics faculty interested in incorporating questions of social justice into their classrooms. The book comprises seventeen classroom-tested modules featuring ready-to-use activities and investigations for college mathematics and statistics courses. The modules empower students to study issues of social justice and to see the power and limitations of mathematics in real-world contexts of deep concern. The primary focus is on classroom activities where students can ask their own questions, find and analyze real data, apply mathematical ideas themselves, and draw their own conclusions. Module topics in the book focus on technical content that could support courses in quantitative reasoning or introductory statistics. Social themes include electoral issues, environmental justice, equity/inequity, human rights, and racial justice, including topics such as gentrification, partisan gerrymandering, policing, and more.

The volume editors are leaders of the national movement to include social justice material in mathematics teaching and jointly edited the earlier AMS-MAA volume, Mathematics for Social Justice: Resources for the College Classroom. Gizem Karaali is Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College. She is a past chair of the Special Interest Group of the MAA on Quantitative Literacy (SIGMAA-QL). She is one of the founding editors of The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, senior editor of Numeracy, and an associate editor for The Mathematical Intelligencer; she also serves on the editorial board of the MAA's Classroom Resource Materials series. Lily Khadjavi is Professor and Chair of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University and is a past co-chair of the Infinite Possibilities Conference. In 2020 she was appointed by the California State Attorney General to the Racial and Identity Profiling Act Board, which works with the California Department of Justice. She currently serves on the editorial board of the MAA's Spectrum series and the Human Resources Advisory Committee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley.

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:
  • Chapters
  • Introduction
  • Understanding over- and underrepresentation via conditional probability
  • "I need a job!": Analyzing unemployment rates in college algebra and introductory statistics
  • A three-part module on poverty
  • A gentrification module for quantitative reasoning
  • Examining human rights issues through the lens of statistics
  • Normal isn’t “normal” when it comes to income
  • Get the lead out: The connection between lead and crime
  • Policing and the issue of racial profiling
  • Measures of income inequality
  • Super Size Me: Exploring the nutrition of fast food
  • Exploring the benefits of recycling
  • The new Jim Crow: A racial checkup for the United States
  • Who makes the minimum wage?
  • Mandatory drug tests for recipients of public assistance: Mathematical interpretations and implications
  • The limits of partisan gerrymandering
  • Forecasting the past: Teaching regressions
  • Partisan politics and central tendencies
  • Mathematics for social justice: Continuing the journey
  • This book focuses specifically on quantitative reasoning and elementary statistics courses, which at many institutions are taught by mathematics faculty. Different authors have contributed 17 modules with in-class activities, research projects, problem sets, and other materials for engaging students with statistics and numerical reasoning through consideration of social ramifications, such as gerrymandering, gentrification, drug testing, racial profiling, income inequality, and human rights. As you might expect from the book's focus, much of the material could be used at various educational levels.

    Mathematics Magazine
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