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Three Notions of Culturally Relevant Mathematics Teaching “This Little Light of Mine! Entering Voices of Cultural Relevancy through Mathematics Reform Conversation in Bermuda�


Notion I: Authentic Connectedness

Good mathematics teaching requires that teachers see themselves in extended roles, as interconnected with the realities of their students, their racial identities and life struggles. Centered in this connectedness, mathematics is taught for understanding of both concepts and these realities. Teachers believe that all students can learn mathematics with success.


Notion II: Resistance and Innovation

Good mathematics teaching requires that teachers must often employ both creative and critical stances toward mathematics curriculum. In doing so, teachers seek to incorporate students’ experiences; view mathematics teaching and learning as dynamic, student and community centered; and challenge limitations of problematic curriculum issues.


Notion III: Community Empowerment

Exemplary mathematics teaching is committed to organizing classrooms and instruction in ways that stress relevance, by fostering empowering relationships with students. The mathematics classroom is a place where larger community and societal goals are achieved.

Three notions of culturally relevant mathematics teaching  

Adapted from Matthews (2009) work with mathematics teachers in Bermuda, 3 aspects of culturally relevant teaching are highlighted in this po...

Three notions of culturally relevant mathematics teaching  

Adapted from Matthews (2009) work with mathematics teachers in Bermuda, 3 aspects of culturally relevant teaching are highlighted in this po...

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