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2017 Strengthening Student Success Conference

Be sure to check out our presentation at the 2017 Strengthening Student Success Conference.

Focusing on Social Justice Issues to Create Relevant and Meaningful Lessons: Curricular Innovation in Math Pathways

Breakout Session 6: Thursday, October 12 | 1:30 – 2:50

Strand: Beyond Campus Boundaries: Engaging Your Community and the World

Room: Bayside

Participants will learn and discuss strategies for incorporating issues of social justice into high-quality math lessons. Faculty in the Carnegie Math Pathways networked improvement community are working together to integrate critical social justice contexts and learning outcomes into a variety of lessons. Faculty members will discuss how they have generated ideas for social justice issues and how the issues were paired with math content that can bring these issues to the forefront of discussion. Exemplar lessons will be discussed in depth, including teaching strategies to support students’ productive and respectful conversations around the topics. The balance and integration of social justice and mathematics content will be highlighted and discussed.


  • John Kellermeier, Carnegie Math Pathways
  • Jamylle Carter, Diablo Valley College
  • Lewis Hosie and Scott Strother, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of

Dates and Location

October 11-13, 2017
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA