harassment alert #mtbos #iteachmath
I'm with @_CrystalMWatson on this
"there's no racism in mathematics" is quite the stance
or this:
or Danny Martin's Taking the Knee in Mathematics Education 2018 Keynote address nctm.org/Conferences-an…
or @robertqberry about disrupting microaggressions in mathematics vimeo.com/487193423
other favorite resources to share?
If you’re new to this pattern, read the RTs and comments. Bingo card: bridges, airplanes, “soft bigotry of low expectations”, 2+2=4. Oh and intermixed with racist sexist jabs

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29 Dec 20
#disrupttexts activism, led by teachers, pertains to school literature. Math ppl might feel like this discussion is tangential to our work as math teachers.

i'm going to try to explain here how this is centrally related to math education, using their principles.
1) "We have been socialized in certain values, attitudes, and beliefs that inform the way we read and teach texts, and the way we interact with our students. How are my biases affecting the way I’m teaching this text and engaging with my students?"

Math teachers, for us too.
2) "Literature study in U.S. largely focuses on White (and male) dominated society, as perpetuated through a traditional, Euro-centric canon. Ask: What voices—authors or characters—are marginalized or missing in our study?"

Replace the words "literature study" with math.
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29 Dec 20
the trolls appear and it's due to this guy once again directing them towards me.
this time, they're bothered by this statement, which was liked by a whopping 3 people
that thread:

Q: "We value the journey in so many subjects in school. Why are we so focused on answers in math?"

My Answer: Math functions as a gatekeeper, and so focuses on who answers correctly and quickest. if you change that approach to math, then you might open the gates.
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4 Oct 20
I don't know who needs to hear this, but math is about as political as it gets. #takebackmath

here are some examples of what I mean (and h/t to @RG1gal for her lead)
Political decisions are those that involve power and its distribution. When a society decides, for example, to privilege one way of doing things over another, that's a power move. The systems we use, how we teach them, and who gets to decide are all political decisions.
If anything, math is all about power. You want to see people riled up and freaking out? Check out reactions to the Common Core. That's not political? You really think that's passion for subtraction? Come on, please. That's conservative pushback to federal involvement in education
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10 Aug 20
so...apparently this Twitter thread classified as "NEWS"

This is not about math. This is about me using my voice to call out white supremacist patriarchy. Turns out the white guys don't like that.
this "NEWS" signals targeted harassment. Think I'm exaggerating? Here's a contender from today.
These messages are violent, ugly, threatening and it is disheartening TSTL to be on their receiving end. I think of the wives and daughters of these men and shudder, really. But what choice do I have? These are not just "opinions," THIS IS MY WORK.
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3 Aug 20
um, y'all must know that the idea that math is objective or neutral IS A MYTH #takebackmath
read about "mathwashing" here mathwashing.com
or read Cathy O'Neill's work @mathbabedotorg on "Weapons of Math Destruction" or any or all of Rochelle Gutierrez' scholarship
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7 Jul 20
Seems time and time again that the quickest ways to get white guys to aggressively defend their whiteness is either to challenge their guns OR math
When a woman points out that there are other ways of knowing than 2+2=4 that just might generate new kinds of solutions to many heretofore unsolved problems, it seems as if the patriarchy sounds an alarm and then the troops come in to defend, belittle, or attack
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