- Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society by Sarah J. Greenwald (Editor); Jill E. Thomley (Editor) In Main collection; Also ebook. "The goal of The Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society is to weave multilayered connections between society, history, people, applications, and mathematics. These connections address both mathematical concepts that our readers likely have been exposed to at school, work, or through other sources, as well as advanced topics that are built upon these fundamental ideas. The articles in the Encyclopedia, which were contributed by a broad spectrum of authors in many fields, also include connections to multiple disciplines within and outside of mathematics."Call Number: 303.483 E56 2012; also ebookISBN: 9781587658440Publication Date: 2012
- Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists by Joel BestCall Number: 303.38 B561d 2012ISBN: 9780520274709Publication Date: 2012-08-07In print in Holman Library Main Collection or online in ProQuest or Ebsco. Links to Ebsco
- More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues by Joel BestCall Number: eBookISBN: 0-520-23830-3Publication Date: 2004Available online in Ebook Central
- Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-Being by Joseph E. StiglitzCall Number: EbookISBN: 9781620975701Publication Date: 2019"It is clear that something is fundamentally wrong with the way we assess economic performance and social progress. . . . If we measure the wrong thing, we

will do the wrong thing. . . . " - Alternative Forms of Knowing (in) Mathematics: Celebrations of Diversity of Mathematical Practices by Swapna Mukhopadhyay (Volume Editor); Wolff-Michael Roth (Volume Editor) "Starting from the position that mathematics is a human construction, implying that it cannot be separated from its historical, cultural, social, and political contexts, the purpose of these lectures was to provide a public intellectual space to interrogate conceptions of mathematics and mathematics education, particularly by looking at mathematical practices that are not considered relevant to mainstream mathematics education." Chapter titles include Ethnomathematics, Mathematics Education for Social Justice, etc.Call Number: EbookISBN: 9460919200Publication Date: 2012
- Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers by Eric (Rico) Gutstein (Editor); Bob Peterson (Editor) Over 50 articles "show how to weave social justice issues throughout the mathematics curriculum, as well as how to integrate mathematics into other curricular areas. Rethinking Mathematics offers teaching ideas, lesson plans, and reflections by practitioners and mathematics educators."Call Number: 510.73 R438 2013ISBN: 9780942961553Publication Date: 2013
- High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice by Robert Q. Berry III; Robert Q. et al. In main collection. "The "lessons in this book explain how to teach mathematics for self- and community-empowerment. It walks teachers step-by-step through the process of using mathematics--across all high school content domains--as a tool to explore, understand, and respond to issues of social injustice including: environmental injustice; wealth inequality; food insecurity; and gender, LGBTQ, and racial discrimination. This book features: Content cross-referenced by mathematical concept and social issues Downloadable instructional materials for student use User-friendly and logical interior design for daily use Guidance for designing and implementing social justice lessons driven by your own students' unique passions and challenges."Call Number: 510.712 B534h 2020ISBN: 9781544352596Publication Date: 2020
- Culturally Responsive Strategies for Reforming STEM Higher Education: Turning the TIDES on Inequity by Kelly M. Mack (Editor); Kate Winter (Editor); Melissa Soto (Editor) In Main collection. "This practical guide provides a durable platform for building capacity in understanding of the cultural complexities and institutional realities of recruiting and retaining diverse students in STEM, particularly the computer sciences."Call Number: EbookISBN: 1787434052Publication Date: 2019

- Math in Society (video course) Topics include voting theory, weighted voting, fair division, etc. From Big Bend Community College.
- Math in Society: A Survey of Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Major (textbook and videos) Free, online textbook, with videos. "This book is a survey of contemporary mathematical topics, most non-algebraic, appropriate for a college-level quantitative literacy topics course for liberal arts majors."
- Indian Demographics: Definitions, Numbers, and PoliticsAn article from the "Encyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today." Includes a section on "Issues in Tribal Membership"
- Scarcity and Waste: Harnessing the Power of Mathematics and Children’s Literature to Understand Social Justice Issues "Topics include the power of mathematics and children's literature to understand social justice issues . . . " Article in Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2021.
- A Social Justice Approach to Teaching Mathematics Article in Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2021.
- Infusing Mathematics with Culture: Teaching Technical Subjects for Social Justice. " . . . When the students had become acquainted with the social situation, a problem or question would be posed to them and a structured worksheet provided to guide students through the intellectual process of developing mathematical tools to make better sense of the social problem . . . "
- Prison to Pipeline: Statistics "Fourth grade reading levels are used to project the number of prison beds that will be needed in the future. Crystal Mattison gives statistics about prison and poor and minority children: 1 in 3 prisoners are black, 1 in 7 are Latino, and 1.7 million kids have parents in prison. Crystal Mattison gives statistics about children and teenagers: 4 children are killed by abuse or neglect, 5 children commit suicide, 8 children are killed by firearms, 33 children are killed by accidents, 77 babies die before their first birthday, 192 children are arrested for violent crimes, 383 children are arrested for drug abuse, 2,261 high school students dropout, 2,383 children are confirmed as abused or neglected." 5-minute video segment.
- Promoting Students’ Self-Directed Learning Ability through Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice Article in Journal of Education and Practice, 2016.
- Everywhere in Life There Are Numbers: Questions for Social Justice Educators in Mathematics and Everywhere ElseArticle in Journal of Teacher Education, 2008.
- Exploring Mathematics of the Sociopolitical Through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in a College Algebra Course at a Historically Black College/University "Using innovative constructed lessons geared towards African American students, this research study was designed to investigate the effects of a sequence of such lessons grounded in the principles of culturally relevant pedagogy on students enrolled in an introductory college algebra course at a historically Black college/university. Using critical race theory as a lens, along with culturally relevant pedagogy, this study explored students’ abilities to apply mathematics to address contentious and present-day sociopolitical problems through eight in-depth semi-structure student interviews."
- Math in Society from a Diversity and Social Justice Lens (online textbook) Mathematical concepts applied to such topics as minimum wages, population growth, vehicles' energy efficiency, income disparities, health disparities, etc. "[E]ach section of the textbook has a way that students can 'learn by watching' or 'learn by reading,' according to their preference. All concepts are covered using each method." From Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

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