A little over a week ago, I was fortunate to participate in Ladies Rock Camp Boston, which is a shortened version of Girls Rock Camp Boston, a summer camp for girls 8 to 17. Ladies Rock Camp lasted three days, and in those three days participants formed bands, learned a new instrument, wrote a song, … Continue reading

# Category Archives: Call to action

# What if math class were a skillshare?

This week @karenatsharon wrote a post about learning to use Mozilla tools. She’s been frustrated with the lack of good instruction, and she’s taking matters into her own hands, joining an SMOOC (a “small meaningful open online community,” play on the term MOOC=massively open online course). This particular SMOOC, Women Learning Tech, brings together women … Continue reading

# Liberation Math: Call to Action

There are problems with math education, and there is no lack of suggestions for how to change things for the better. Some of those suggestions have great potential, but the solutions come from the people who have made their careers in mathematics and math education — from people who love math. We need a different … Continue reading

# Join Us for Liberation Math (it’s a class and a community!)

Liberation Math, the course, starts next week. We’re going to be doing a wide variety of readings and critical reflection about mathematics education, and we would love to engage and interact with you (yes, you). You can see my outline for the class here — everything is in flux and the participants will have a big influence … Continue reading

# Liberation Math

In a few weeks, I will start teaching a course at Lesley University called Liberation Mathematics, and I want all of you to come along. Liberation Math will e research collective as much as it is an actual class. We’ll be using critical pedagogy and a method of feminist research called memory-work to study the … Continue reading

# Disrupting Shame in Mathematics

Once we can see that shame is causing problems with mathematics in ourselves or in others, what can we do about it? How can teachers, parents, and those experiencing shame disrupt that shame and claim power through mathematics? Continue reading

# Want to Know More about Shame and Mathematics?

What does shame have to do with math? How does it impact the teaching and learning of math? What can we do about it? Continue reading