Teaching resources used in the research project ...
These resources were used by teacher researchers to develop teaching approaches and ideas aimed at addressing issues of social justice in the maths classroom. The teachers' guidance notes are based on discussions at the research group meetings.
Exploring why people use different measures (mean, median, mode) for average income, and how this choice affect the picture of inequality that emerges.
Appreciating how different methods of counting the votes influences the outcome of an election.
Exploring what happens to the money you pay for a chocolate bar, and what percentage goes to the farmer for Fair Trade and non Fair Trade products.
Looking at different ways of measuring and representing inequality diagrammatically, e.g. using a Lorenz Curve and calculating the Gini Coefficient.
Making a Change project
This resource was designed by teacher researchers themselves.
Inviting groups of students to research an issue of their own choice and develop a mathematical argument to support a change they would like to see.
You can view a selection of students' final presentations from the Making a Change classroom project: