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1. Mayan Mathematics and Architecture (external link)
Abstract: Developed by the Denver public schools, this unit explores tha Mayan numerical system, and both compares/contrasts it with other ancient numerical systems. Students also measure and calculate the area, volume and perimeter of Mayan temples, create 3D projects, and work with computers.
Category: Area, Volume, Perimeter, Geometry, Number Systems



2. Rock Oil, Rock Oil Everywhere (external link)
Abstract: This series of lessons studies the production and consumption of oil in the U.S. and around the world.
Category: Surface area, volume, rates



3. With Math, It's Like You Have More Defense': Students use Math to Investigate and Affect Overcrowding at Their School (external link)
Abstract: An article from Rethinking Schools about using math to explore overcrowding in an urban school.
Category: Percent Growth, Rates, Area, Geometry




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The "Guide for Integrating Issues of Social and Economic Justice into Mathematics Classrooms and Curriculum" has been updated. Download.

K. Wayne Yang
2007 Panelist
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies
UCSD
Co-Founder
East Oakland Community High School