Here’s a great new blog aimed at #BlackWomenRockMath was created to bring together and elevate the voices of Black women in math education. The site provides expert knowledge in math education in a way that celebrates the brilliance of Black children. Here’s more from #BlackWomenRockMath:
Kaneka Turner, Deborah Peart, and Dionne Aminata met at Illustrative Mathematics in 2018, as lead writers for the K-5 Math Curriculum. There we saw a need to ensure that the curriculum incorporated ways for Black children and all students to be seen and see themselves as important contributors to the mathematical discourse in their classrooms. Ironically, through the process of writing, we found a need to support one another as Black women operating in a rare space as writers for a national math curriculum, and as important contributors to the discourse surrounding math education.
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