This paper discusses the implementation of social justice lessons in middle grades mathematics by a preservice teacher enrolled in a social justice-oriented teacher education program during her practicum placements in 7th and 8th grade classrooms in a rural county in the southeastern United States. We begin with an overview of relevant literature on the importance of teaching for social justice in mathematics, particularly with/for young adolescents. Next we describe the social justice Math lessons Ashley designed and taught. We conclude with implications for both teachers and teacher education programs undertaking justice-oriented work in divisive and hostile political contexts.
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Benson, K. L., & Conlon, A. (2023). Teaching for social justice in middle grades mathematics: Lessons from a field instructor/preservice teacher partnership. Middle Grades Review, 9(3). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/mgreview/vol9/iss3/6