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Can I be a Multicultural Educator in Math?

Content Areas:
math, multicultural education, diversity

Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
    • Element B: Teachers demonstrate an awareness of, a commitment to, and a respect for multiple aspects of diversity, while working toward common goals as a community of learners.

Often, math is represented as a neutral, apolitical subject, suggesting that multicultural education is irrelevant. This article addresses this misconception and shares some of the ways in which a math teacher might support students' appreciation of diversity.