Author Topic: Ethnic Studies in Math  (Read 636 times)

rukawa

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Ethnic Studies in Math
« on: October 22, 2019, 06:12:21 PM »
Ethnic studies is being introduced to the Seattle public education:
https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/10/11/seattle-schools-lead-controversial-push-to-rehumanize.html

Looks like California is going to eventually follow:
https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/ethnicguidelines.asp

This woman is on the board:
https://teacheractivist.com/2019/10/03/math-is-ethnic-studies/


Gregmal

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Re: Ethnic Studies in Math
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 06:23:25 PM »
That article has to be satirical...STEM = white, math is racist... haha

I'd actually argue STEM is Asian. Kids in many Asian countries are learning the same math and sciences in 5th grade that our high school seniors and college students are learning. I saw a comedian once summarize why China is kicking our asses. In America, if a kid sucks at something, everyone holds your hand a gives you a trophy. In China, if a kid sucks at something beyond a certain point, they send them to the factories. The gist is that they encourage(if not heavily push you) to do things you are good at or most productive with. In a way it is maximizing value of their people. Here....LOL... dont get me started. And shit like this is just making it worse.

meiroy

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Re: Ethnic Studies in Math
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 06:32:23 PM »

Regarding the miracle of the Asian Math, it's not the method but the resources they put into it.  First graders might be spending two or even three hours a day on Homework.   They spend a tremendous amount of time doing Math over the years.  Kids spend their youth doing homework.
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rukawa

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Re: Ethnic Studies in Math
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 06:55:39 PM »
I should contrast this with a math revolution happening in America:
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/03/the-math-revolution/426855/

If you want to understand the roots of American inequality, nothing illustrates it better than my initial post in comparison with this one.