This week’s in Liberation Math, we’ll be analyzing memories using a method known as memory-work, which you can read more about in last week’s readings. In the in-person class, we’ll be doing memory work, as well as debriefing the first week and figuring out what may need to be changed about the course.
The readings for this week are:
- Memories from participants. This is an interesting collection of memories of mathematics and highly recommended reading. Would love any comments what strikes you in these, especially commonalities, anything that seems to be missing or contradictory, and how authors’ construct themselves and others in these memories. We’ll be posting about memory work process later in week
- TED video from Dan Meyer on Math Education. This is a great video for thinking about what we are doing and what we might want to do with mathematics education. What resonates with you? What rubs you the wrong way.
- Chapter 1 of Sheila Tobias, Overcoming Math Anxiety. This is a great book by Tobias, who was a pioneer in looking at math anxiety
Which of these readings “land” for you and reflect something that you see in education, something that you want in education, or something that you definitely don’t want in education? Do they point to one strategy for teaching and learning math, or do they suggest different routes and even different destinations? What is your take?
- Liberation Math Week 1: Welcome! (liberationmath.org)
- Math Anxiety and Critical Mathematics Education (angelavc.wordpress.com)
- From Math Shame to Math Liberation (liberationmath.org)
- Mathematics Liberation and MOOCs (liberationmath.org)