Description

Overview:
This task provides students with practice modeling.
Subject:
Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics, Numbers and Operations
Level:
Upper Primary
Grades:
Grade 3
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment
Author:
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Date Added:
08/16/2018
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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Jemelleh Coes on Feb 28, 03:00pm

"RELIGION: Have you considered your own beliefs about religion?
Does this source present Christianity as the sole perspective, standard, or norm?
Does this source depend on a harmful stereotype about religion/faith/spirituality for a complete understanding of the content?
Does this source leave out concepts of religion/faith/spirituality when it could be added for deeper context?
Does the source demonstrate positive religious/faith/spirituality identities for historically marginalized people by highlighting the genius and joy of the identity?
"

Words problems are ripe to include issues of equity and just seamlessly. Word problems give the educator an opportunity to tell a story that students can connect with that would ground their learning even beyond the mathematical processes that are the target. As much as possible, tell the story. The story will help students continue to or begin to think about and see math as a part of their everyday experience and learning about the world rather than a mechanism to figure out problems in a vacuum. This lesson could be enhanced by creating a background story related to religion. At current, the resource is a-religious. That is, the problems are about a general party, but religion could be easily added. This points us to the question in the ID bias tool of: Does this source leave out concepts of religion/faith/spirituality when it could be added for deeper context? It does. An educator might consider adding information about a Bar Mitzvah, Bot Mitzvah, or other traditional celebration to create a story and learn about various religions.

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