This unit is designed to provide an overview of strategies to transform color-blind math lessons into anti-racist math lessons. As such, the unit as a whole does not focus on specific math standards as a typical curricular unit would. Instead, a variety of Common Core State Standards of Mathematics (CCSS-M) are met that span a range of units based on the New Haven Public School curriculum. The sample lesson plan and four culturally relevant activities build upon the 8 standards for mathematical practice (SMP) as outlined in the CCSS-M. The remaining standards focus on modeling with geometry.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Model with mathematics.
Use appropriate tools strategically.
Attend to precision.
Look for and make use of structure.
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects.
Apply geometric methods to solve design problems.