solving world problems

equity & social justice in mathematics education



True size of Africa

The mathematics behind map projections can be a great way to launch a conversation about who is valued (hint: not Africans!).This short article provides an overview of problems with map projections in terms of representing regions in the southern hemisphere as much smaller compared to countries in the northern hemisphere. Potential connections to colonialism. Also some great graphics! Here’s an activity designed by Rico Gustein

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