Culturally Relevant Mathematics: Students' Cultural Engagement with Statistics
Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the Learning Sciences
V. Jonker, A. Lazonder, & C. Hoadley
This poster reports on the results of a culturally relevant mathematics unit, the Community Mapping Project (CMP), where urban students learned statistics by producing and analyzing maps of their own community using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In this poster we show how three aspects of culturally relevant pedagogy, familiarity of context and authentic purpose, and informal linguistic competencies succeeded in engaging youth at a crucial point of their statistics research project, choosing a research question.
Fields, D. A. & Enyedy, N. D. (2008). Culturally relevant mathematics: Students’ cultural engagement with statistics. In V. Jonker , A. Lazonder, & C. Hoadley (Eds.) Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands: University of Utrecht.