As a preservice teacher, I have always been taught that mathematics should be relatable to students. My future students live in a tumultuous society with many social justice issues affecting them. In the endeavor to connect mathematics to the real world, I sought to intertwine social justice topics into mathematics lessons. My research question is: How do social justice topics support preservice mathematics teachers’ endeavors to enrich their future students’ educations? I conducted a two-part professional development workshop for preservice teachers at Bowling Green State University about teaching mathematics for social justice in order to answer this question. There was a significant shift in mindset as tracked from a pre-survey to a post-survey, leading me to conclude that this workshop was effective in preparing preservice teachers to teach mathematics for social justice.
Adolescent Young Adult
Integrated Mathematics Education
Dr. Jonathan D. Bostic
First Advisor Department
Dr. Heath A. Diehl
Second Advisor Department
Cahill, Jodie, "Preparing Preservice Mathematics Teachers to Teach for Social Justice" (2021). Honors Projects. 668.