Date of Award

Spring 2016


Capstone - Open Access


Mathematics & Secondary Education, Minor in Spanish

First Advisor

Luis Saenz de Viguera Erkiaga


By intertwining new math concepts with important and relevant social issues, teachers can empower students to recognize the applicable nature of math to problems that their generation will be dealing with for years to come. In doing this, they can also change students’ perceptions of what succeeding in a math class looks like and address a rising necessity for writing across the curriculum by connecting these social justice based plans with writing assignments that encourage and reinforce vocabulary and a deep understanding of the material.