Why is the Maths Teacher Here for Social Studies with Jenna Laib

In Episode 54,  how can we challenge Eurocentrism in the maths classroom and value Indigenous knowledge? Plus, how can we use graphs to explore social justice issues, and cultivate mathematical thinking with all our students.

Episode 54

CLICK PLAY to listen to Jenna Laib

Episode Guest

  • Jenna Laib is a K-8 Math Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Quick Guide

  • Exploring the Seattle Maths K-12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework (2019)
  • Privileging particular names in Maths and erasing others
  • Fibonacci (Leonardo Pisano Bigollo) and Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi and Al-Kindi
  • The devaluing and destruction of Indigenous mathematical knowledge
  • Getting beyond Eurocentrism in Maths curricula 
  • Exploring Young Dark Emu and Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
  • Beyond the familiar – exploring similarities and differences in mathematic ideas and strategies
  • Exploring Jenna’s blogpost – Why is the Maths teacher here for social studies?
  • Using Slow Reveal Graphs for social justice issues  
  • Exploring Jenna’s blogpost – Accessibility and Inclusivity – Strategies for cultivating mathematical thinking for all learners
  • Planning for access and entry points rather than different learning tasks
  • Exploring the I do, We do, You do teaching approach
  • Intervention groups – who’s usually targeted?
  • What’s important: Answer getting or sense making? 
  • Exploring Jenna’s blogpost – Strategies for Cultivating Mathematical Thinking for All Learners
    • Three Approaches
  • Unsung heroes – Mona Chalaby (Data analyst) and North Eastern University’s Operations Research and Social Justice Lab
  • Twists and Turns segment
  • Closing remarks
  • I Knew I was on the Right Track segment

Episode related links

Slow Reveal Graphs discussed in this episode:

Jenna Laib Blogposts discussed in this episode:

Unsung Heroes Segment:

Additional Blog Posts by Jenna Laib:

Other Resources

Support My Podcast

Tell others about Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran.

Spread the word. Share this episode.

Rate or write a short review of my podcast in Apple Podcasts

Listen to previous episodes in the ‘Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran’ podcast archive.

Connect with me, Greg Curran, on Twitter. I’d love to hear what you think of this episode.

Thank you for listening and supporting my show.

Fibonacci pattern