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Algorithms of oppression: How search engines reinforce racism by
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2018
In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color.
Braiding sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants by
Publication Date: 2020 (2nd edition)
As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise" (Elizabeth Gilbert).
The crest of the peacock: Non-European roots of mathematics by
Publication Date: 2011 (3rd edition)
From the Ishango Bone of central Africa and the Inca quipu of South America to the dawn of modern mathematics, The Crest of the Peacock makes it clear that human beings everywhere have been capable of advanced and innovative mathematical thinking. George Gheverghese Joseph takes us on a breathtaking multicultural tour of the roots and shoots of non-European mathematics. He shows us the deep influence that the Egyptians and Babylonians had on the Greeks, the Arabs' major creative contributions, and the astounding range of successes of the great civilizations of India and China.
Infinite powers: How calculus reveals the secrets of the univ by
Publication Date: 2019
Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz's brilliantly creative, down-to-earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it's about simplicity. It harnesses an unreal number--infinity--to tackle real-world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous. Infinite Powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves (a phenomenon predicted by calculus).
Mathematics for social justice: Resources for the college classroom by
Publication Date: 2019
Mathematics for Social Justice offers a collection of resources for mathematics faculty interested in incorporating questions of social justice into their classrooms. The book begins with a series of essays from instructors experienced in integrating social justice themes into their pedagogy; these essays contain political and pedagogical motivations as well as nuts-and-bolts teaching advice. The heart of the book is a collection of fourteen classroom-tested modules featuring ready-to-use activities and investigations for the college mathematics classroom. The mathematical tools and techniques used are relevant to a wide variety of courses including college algebra, math for the liberal arts, calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, geometry, financial mathematics, and combinatorics. The social justice themes include human trafficking, income inequality, environmental justice, gerrymandering, voting methods, and access to education.
Teaching to transgress: Education as the practice of freedom by
Call Number: MAIN LC196 .H66 1994
Publication Date: 1994
These essays, by one of America's leading black intellectuals, face squarely the problems of teachers who do not want to teach, of students who do not want to learn, of racism and sexism in the classroom, and of the gift of freedom that is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.
CAT(0) Geometry, Robots, and Society
Ardila-Mantilla, F. (2020). CAT(0) Geometry, Robots, and Society. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 67(07). https://doi.org/10.1090/noti2113
Crafting a racial equity practice in college math education
Ching, C. D., & Roberts, M. T. (2021). Crafting a racial equity practice in college math education. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000379
The Eighth Characteristic for Successful Calculus Programs: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Practices
Hagman, J. E. (2021). The Eighth Characteristic for Successful Calculus Programs: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Practices. PRIMUS, 31(1), 70–90. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511970.2019.1629555
Chas, M. (2017, December). Imagine. SCGP News, IX. https://media.scgp.stonybrook.edu/newsletter/SCGP_Newsletter-spring_2017-web.pdf#page=34
Mathematicians divided over faculty hiring practices that require proof of efforts to promote diversity
Price, M. (2020, January 14). Mathematicians divided over faculty hiring practices that require proof of efforts to promote diversity. Science. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aba9024
Strategies for creative insubordination in mathematics teaching
Gutiérrez, R. (2016). Strategies for creative insubordination in mathematics teaching. Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics, 7(1), 52–62.
Evidence Based Teaching Guide: Inclusive Teaching
Dewsbury, B., & Brame, C. (n.d.). Evidence Based Teaching Guide: Inclusive Teaching. CBE Life Science Education. Retrieved March 7, 2022, from https://lse.ascb.org/evidence-based-teaching-guides/inclusive-teaching/
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (report)
Hamrick, K. (2021). Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. National Science Foundation. https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf21321