solving world problems

equity & social justice in mathematics education

solving world problems is a pun on the way that word problems in math often have little to do with the real world.


Irrelevant math contexts and the focus on a single correct solution or method often marginalize students.

This site provides resources and information for math teachers, teacher educators, parents, and students to problematize what matters in mathematics education

This page is created & maintained by Frances K. Harper, PhD.

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If you have resources or ideas that you’d like to share with others, Frances is happy to post them here. Or if you have questions, ideas, comments, please get in touch with Frances using the contact form below.