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Mathematics and Math Education

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Databases & Terms Searched: 

The MathSciNet database was consulted, but yielded few relevant results for teaching and pedagogy. In Web of Science, the query: "mathematics AND (pedagogy OR teaching OR instruction) AND (inclus* or divers*)"yielded several relevant results. The ERIC education database was particularly helpful. In ERIC, various combinations of the following subject terms: "mathematics education," "teaching methods," or "mathematics instruction" with "inclusion," "cultural pluralism," "cultural awareness," "culturally relevant education," "student diversity," "student empowerment," "social justice," "social bias," and "racial bias" will yield relevant results.


From the search results, it is apparent that mathematics education has seen an upsurge, especially in the past decade, in research and publication on inclusive teaching. Considerations for inclusion range from pedagogies in educational environments, both in the classroom and online, to identifying and examining implicit bias in the curriculum. Listed below are several monographs or chapters which have been dedicated to the topic, as well as a range of works which mostly appear in education and math education journals.

Relevant Journals: 

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning: Opens in a New Tab

Journal for Research in Mathematics Education: Opens in a New Tab

Mathematics Education Research Journal: Opens in a New Tab

Urban Education: Opens in a New Tab


Mathematics and Math Education

Martin, D. (2000). Mathematics success and failure among African American youth: The roles of sociohistorical context, community forces, school influence, and individual agency. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Gutstein, E. (2006). Reading and writing the world with mathematics: Toward a pedagogy for social justice. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. (Request this item through interlibrary loan)

Kollosche, D., Marcone, R., Knigge, M., Penteado, M. G., & Skovsmose, O. (2019). Inclusive Mathematics Education: State-of-the-Art Research from Brazil and Germany

Faragher R., Hill J., Clarke B. (2016) Inclusive Practices in Mathematics Education. In: Makar K., Dole S., Visnovska J., Goos M., Bennison A., Fry K. (eds) Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015. Springer, Singapore

Vale C., Atweh B., Averill R., Skourdoumbis A. (2016) Equity, Social Justice and Ethics in Mathematics Education. In: Makar K., Dole S., Visnovska J., Goos M., Bennison A., Fry K. (eds) Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015. Springer, Singapore

Forgasz, H. and Cheeseman, J. (2015), "Effective and Inclusive Mathematics Teaching and Learning", Inclusive Pedagogy Across the Curriculum (International Perspectives on Inclusive Education, Vol. 7), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 73-97.

Fong, Kristen E., Tatiana Melguizo, and George Prather. "Increasing success rates in developmental math: The complementary role of individual and institutional characteristics." Research in Higher Education 56.7 (2015): 719-749.

Larnell, Gregory V. "More than just Skill: Mathematics Identities, Socialization, and Remediation among African American Undergraduates." Order No. 3465411 Michigan State University, 2011. Ann Arbor: ProQuest.

Fong, Carlton J., et al. "Between and within Ethnic Differences in Strategic Learning: A Study of Developmental Mathematics Students." Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal 18.1 (2015): 55-74.

Oppland-Cordell, Sarah, and Danny Bernard Martin. "Identity, power, and shifting participation in a mathematics workshop: Latin@ students’ negotiation of self and success." Mathematics Education Research Journal 27.1 (2015): 21-49.

Jao, L. (2012). The multicultural mathematics classroom: Culturally aware teaching through cooperative learning & multiple representations. Multicultural Education, 19(3), 2-10.

Schettino, C. (2016). A framework for problem-based learning: Teaching mathematics with a relational problem-based pedagogy. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 10(2), 1-27.

Schettino, C. (2013). Relational problem-based learning: Adolescent girls' experiences with an inclusive pedagogy for mathematics. North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

Stavrou, S. G., & Miller, D. (2017). Miscalculations: Decolonizing and anti-oppressive discourses in indigenous mathematics education. Canadian Journal of Education, 40(3), 1-31.

Alexander, P. A. (2019). Individual differences in college-age learners: The importance of relational reasoning for learning and assessment in higher education. The British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Harper, F. K. (2019). A Qualitative Metasynthesis of Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice in Action: Pitfalls and Promises of Practice. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 50(3), 268–310.

Hodge, L. L., & Cobb, P. (2019). Two Views of Culture and Their Implications for Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Urban Education, 54(6), 860–884.

Joseph, N. M., Hailu, M. F., & Matthews, J. S. (2019). Normalizing Black Girls’ Humanity in Mathematics Classrooms. Harvard Educational Review, 89(1), 132–155.

Klingenberg, O. G., Holkesvik, A. H., & Augestad, L. B. (2019). Research evidence for mathematics education for students with visual impairment: A systematic review. Cogent Education, 6(1), 1626322.

Padilla, A., & Tan, P. (2019). Toward inclusive mathematics education: A metatheoretical reflection about countering ableism in mathematics standards and curriculum. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 32(3), 299–322.

Pearson, V., Lister, K., McPherson, E., Gallen, A.-M., Davies, G., Colwell, C., … Collins, T. (2019). Embedding and Sustaining Inclusive Practice to Support Disabled Students in Online and Blended Learning. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, (1), UNSP 4.

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