Mathematics Education A Critical Introduction by Mark Wolfmeyer.
Mark Wolfmeyer shows future and current teachers how critical mathematics education can be put into practice with concrete strategies and examples in both formal and informal educational settings. With opportunities for readers to engage in deeper discussion through suggested activities, Mathematics Education’s pedagogical features include, the book also introduces readers to broader contemporary school policy and reform debates and struggles.
Mathematics Education offers both undergraduates and starting-graduate students in education an introduction to the connections that exist between mathematics and a critical orientation to education. This primer shows how concepts like race, class, gender, and language have real effects in the mathematics classroom, and prepares current and future mathematics teachers with a more critical math education that increases accessibility for all students. By refocusing math learning towards the goals of democracy and social and environmental crises.
Table Of Contents:
List of Figures and Tables
1. What Is Mathematics? From Mathematicians to
Philosophers and Anthropologists
2. Initial Examinations of Mathematics Education:
Purpose, Problems, and Method
3. A White Institutional Space: Race and Mathematics Education
4. Social Class Hierarchies and Mathematics Education:
To Reproduce or Interrupt?
5. Rationalism, Masculinity, and the “Girl Problem”
in Mathematics Education
6. Putting It All Together: Intersectionality, Current
Mathematics Education Policy, and Further Avenues
Glossary of Terms
More Details About The Contents:
After an introduction to the philosophy and anthropology of mathematics, the second chapter introduces the rst step toward teaching mathematics critically, that of reform mathematics education.
In the third, fourth, and fth chapters, we take the social constructs of race, class, and gender, respectively, in turn.
Each of these three chapters moves through the relevant critical social theory before engaging with advancements in mathematics education on the topic.
➨The Mathematics Education A Critical Introduction by Mark Wolfmeyer book’s style is conversational, and it contains features to aid in accessibility, including the glossary at the end of TheMathematics Education A Critical Introduction by Mark Wolfmeyer book.
➨at the conclusion of each chapter you will nd suggested activities and prompts for discussion.
➨mathematical discussions here do not require advanced prior knowledge of mathematics.
➨This provides greater access to critically teaching mathematics for other readers, such as students and scholars of educational foundations, who might come to the conversation with a critical rather than mathematical orientation.
Mathematics Education: A Critical Introduction.
⏩Book Title: Mathematics Education A Critical Introduction
⏩Author: Mark Wolfmeyer
⏩Puplication Date: January 22, 2017
⏩Size: 1.38 MB