Centering the Teaching of Mathematics on Urban Youth: Learning Together About Our Students and Their Communities

Laurie H. Rubel (Brooklyn College) discusses a teacher learning community for high school teachers in New York City organized to develop practices of culturally relevant mathematics pedagogy. This project, named CureMap, emphasizes the connections between mathematical concepts, procedures, and facts; focuses mathematics instruction on students’ experiences; and strives to develop students' critical consciousness about and with mathematics.

Chapter 4: Professional Collaborations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning: Seeking Success for All (NCTM 2012 Yearbook)