# Developing Anti-Racist Curriculum and Pedagogy

## CONTENTS OF CURRICULUM UNIT 21.02.07

- Introduction and Rationale
- Background
- Defining Equity in the Math Classroom
- Addressing Structures that Perpetuate Racism
- Implementing Equitable Instruction
- Culturally Relevant Classroom Activities
- Examining and Re-Imagining the “Race-Neutral” Math Lesson
- Bibliography
- Appendix on Implementing District Standards
- Notes

### Unit Guide

## Eyes Wide Open: E(race)ing Color-Blindness in the Math Classroom

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## Appendix on Implementing District Standards

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.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2

Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3

Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4

Model with mathematics.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5

Use appropriate tools strategically.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6

Attend to precision.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7

Look for and make use of structure.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP8

Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.MG.A.1

Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.MG.A.3

Apply geometric methods to solve design problems.