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Foregrounding Equity in Modeling Activities

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EQUAL Math- EQUitable Access to Learning Mathematics

How can you build students mathematical power to empower them and motivate them to learn mathematically to serve them? Mathematical modeling is a powerful way to immerse young students in ways that math can serve them in their every day life to make important decisions.

As teachers we must foreground these experience by considering equitable teaching practices that serve all students.There are seven important principles to consider when foregrounding equity in math modeling experiences for young students.

  1. Caring, celebrating and connecting to cultural diversity, cultural contexts and the world we live in to engage in mathematics.
  2. Owning the math-  Allow students to share their mathematical thinking and author math ideas that builds on collective knowledge
  3. Motivating student to learn by providing experience that taps into learners curiosity and interest where they find challenge and academic success.
  4. Problem Posing and Problem Solving as the core math activities to develop metacognition.
  5. Understanding with competence and confidence that builds their math identity
  6. Understanding with competence and confidence that builds their math identity
  7. Targeted feedback to math learning for individual needs
  8. Emotionally supportive learning environment where learners feel safe, valued and cared for where mistakes are embraced as steps to learning.

Here is a toolkit of web resources

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