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Old 07-16-2019, 05:52 PM
 
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This is a serious question for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics who came up with this idea of "math equity" and math being racist. Which math is the most racist between calculus, algebra, trigonometry, and geometry?

I think we need a non-racist mathematical formula to figure this one out.

 
Old 07-16-2019, 05:54 PM
 
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Math is math. It's not difficult for everyone.
I smell reeking "implicit bias" with this comment. Definitely......wait for it.........RACIST!
 
Old 07-16-2019, 06:00 PM
 
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Here is something for those education groups: quit finding things that are not inherently racist to use the race card on! Go figure! Dumbing down this country even more is quite sad.
 
Old 07-16-2019, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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This is a serious question for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics who came up with this idea of "math equity" and math being racist. Which math is the most racist between calculus, algebra, trigonometry, and geometry?

I think we need a non-racist mathematical formula to figure this one out.

I think you need to go back and read the article you quoted in your OP.
 
Old 07-17-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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Isn’t that a racist way of saying they’re too stupid and need help to make grade?
Basically.

Everyone gets a trophy in kids sports is becoming everyone gets an A in academics to reduce grade differences by races.


N.Y. saw disparities in the results of teacher certification tests so they sought to reduce cultural disparities and changed the tests. Asians and whites still outperformed other demographics after the cultural changes so they reduced the standards for passing in the name of social justice.

Liberals claim to care so much more about education, but here they are willingly making dumber teachers that can't pass basic academic tests. Won't most of those poor academic teachers end up teaching minorities and keep the disparity strong? That is social justice for you...sanctioning lower standards that hurt those you want to help.

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Old 07-17-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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"Math equity" is now a term trumped up by the SJW/PC crowd referring to the growing insistence among math educators that teaching mathematics in classrooms comes with inherently biased racist methodology that must be addressed.

Furthermore, the SJW/PC crowd in favor of "math equity" stresses the importance of social justice warrior issues such as race, diversity, and gender when it comes to mathematics education.

According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, "“It (Math equity) requires mathematics teachers to reflect on their own identity, positions, and beliefs in regards to racist and sorting-based mechanisms. It involves noticing students, learning about the worlds they live in, and building mathematics that comes from these worlds. And finally, it involves engaging other educators in partnerships to build equity-oriented communities."

More about how math is racist can be found in the article linked below:

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"It involves noticing students, learning about the worlds they live in, and building mathematics that comes from these worlds"....

Outrageous! How dare they notice students?
 
Old 07-17-2019, 12:59 PM
 
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"Math equity" is now a term trumped up by the SJW/PC crowd referring to the growing insistence among math educators that teaching mathematics in classrooms comes with inherently biased racist methodology that must be addressed.

Furthermore, the SJW/PC crowd in favor of "math equity" stresses the importance of social justice warrior issues such as race, diversity, and gender when it comes to mathematics education.

According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, "“It (Math equity) requires mathematics teachers to reflect on their own identity, positions, and beliefs in regards to racist and sorting-based mechanisms. It involves noticing students, learning about the worlds they live in, and building mathematics that comes from these worlds. And finally, it involves engaging other educators in partnerships to build equity-oriented communities."

More about how math is racist can be found in the article linked below:

Article
It involves noticing students, learning about the worlds they live in,...

Just introduce the Crack Curriculum in class and on the SAT/ACT:

Treyvon be havin' 14.3 grams a crack and he be givin' Jamal like 8 gram a crack. What he got?

They'll be able to answer that question.
 
Old 07-17-2019, 01:59 PM
 
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I don't really understand any of this. I do remember Algebra ii where all the problems involved boys cutting lawns. Later on, from Trig to Calculus to Typology, etc., I don't recall any mention of humans.

What IS this all about?
 
Old 07-17-2019, 02:06 PM
 
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As noted by 2-3 lone sane posters, no one said "math is racist" they are speaking of the history of math.

A thread has been posted here about this before and the same thing happened - conservative OP trying to make him/herself and white people in general victims of "minorities" who claim "everything is racist" when no one ever did or said what the conservative OP is implying.
 
Old 07-17-2019, 02:07 PM
 
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I don't disagree with this. However, that's not what the article linked in the OP is about. Nor is it about "math" being racist. Math is not racist in itself, and the OP's headline is misleading at best. No doubt that was intentional ...

Instead, the article discusses how some teaching methods may have built-in mechanisms that favor one race, gender, etc. over another. Look up "implicit bias" - it's something we all carry, intentionally or unintentionally, just by being who we are and where we've been.

Some folks commenting here may be good at math, but they're lousy at reading comprehension and critical thinking.
This is true. You all seem to have some reading comprehension skills.
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