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Jennifer Suh

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Promoting Social Justice and Environmental Justice

Social Justice in Mathematics  Reading to complement this blog ( This article really inspired me to think about how math modeling can be a powerful way to heighten awareness as well as take action in the locally to make a change.) Through the Lens of Social Justice: Acknowledgment, Actions, and Accountability (TODOS/NCSM, 2015) write, […]

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Developing Myself as an Antiracist Math Educator -Promoting Social Justice

These are some professional development resources that I will learn from:  Does Race Matter Danny Martin Teaching Children Mathematics (October 2009) Gutierrez article (tensions) Martin (2019) Martin (2010) Walk in my shoes- Acknowledging our Role in the Education Debt:  Working to transform school mathematics for learners of color  Eden Badertscher and […]

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Reflecting on Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy builds upon the Asset-Based Pedagogies that came before it but presents the need to not only affirm and connect to students’ cultural backgrounds, but also to sustain them through schooling.Django Paris and H. Samy Alim describe the key features across culturally sustaining educational settings in an Education Week Author Interview: ‘Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies’. […]

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

More about 3 Act Math  

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Learning trajectory research

Reading more about learning trajectory research

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Math Modeling at the Core of Equitable Teaching

Teaching through mathematical modeling within local community contexts in the elementary grades is at the very core of equitable teaching in mathematics. One way to see this connection is to draw upon the framework offered by Bartell et al. (2017) on the research linking equitable teaching with the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Below is the […]

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Learning More about Math Modeling as a lever for Social Justice

 I work primarily with elementary but these are folks that I follow in Secondary math methods and modeling with a focus on social justice. Felton-Koestler, M. D., Simic-Muller, K., & Menéndez, J. M. (2017). Reflecting the world: A guide to incorporating equity in mathematics teacher education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. [link] Also last year […]

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Learning how to teach synchronously online- My PD

I am getting better each week but sometimes, I keep folks locked into their breakout groups- need to learn My PD 🙂

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Reflecting on Knowledge of Student Thinking and Knowledge of Disciplinary Discourse

This is an excerpt from JMTE 2018’s article by Sarah Quebec Fuentes and Jingjing Ma entitled “Promoting teacher learning: a framework for evaluating the educative features of mathematics curriculum materials”. Connecting to my research: Video studies deepen teachers’ knowledge about how students reason about mathematics. Russell (2007) promote that teachers must continue to augment their understanding […]

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Math Modeling Social Issues

NO more recycling? Not Enough Supplies Teacher Spending on School Supplies: A State-by-State Breakdown