Volume 27, No.3 - Spring 2013

Volume 27, No.3 - Spring 2013
Cover Theme: LEARNING MATH, LEARNING JUSTICE

Editorial

Just Math
Editorial

Whose Community Is This?

Mathematics of neighborhood displacement

Students use advanced math to study gentrification, displacement, and foreclosure in their neighborhood.

Whose Community Is This?

Transparency of Water

A workshop on math, water, and justice

Community educators bring math into an intergenerational exploration of the environmental, political, and economic issues surrounding bottled versus tap water.

Transparency of Water

Beyond Marbles

Percent change and social justice

Middle school students analyze a classroom full of social justice issues, armed with their understanding of percent change.

Beyond Marbles
Other Features

Responding to Tragedy

2nd graders reach out to the Sikh community

When a racist attack kills members of a local Sikh temple, a 2nd-grade teacher involves her students in a journey of connection and solidarity.

Responding to Tragedy

An Unfortunate Misunderstanding

Saga of a promising new charter

Helping create an independent charter school seems like a dream job. But teachers, parents, and children soon confront all-too-familiar charter school woes.

An Unfortunate Misunderstanding

Creative Conflict

Collaborative playwriting

A high school drama teacher searches for ways to encourage students to write about their lives without replicating stereotypes.

Creative Conflict

“Hey, Mom, I Forgive You”

Teaching the forgiveness poem

An English teacher builds community as her students write a poem about forgiving or not forgiving. She starts with her own story.

“Hey, Mom, I Forgive You”

A Pure Medley

A Pure Medley

Paradise Lost

Introducing students to climate change through story

The film Paradise Lost - about the rising ocean that threatens Kiribati - proves an evocative introduction to a unit on climate change.

Paradise Lost