Publication Date: May 11, 2012
This book demonstrates ways to successfully engage youth in learning mathematics. The author presents a “potential” model rather than a “deficit” model, complete with teaching strategies and best practices for teaching mathematics in innovative and relevant ways. This resource offers practical insights for pre- and inservice teachers and administrators on facilitating positive interactions, engagement, and achievement in mathematics, particularly with Black and Latino/a students.
"Walker argues for the importance of research to go beyond the performance issues and provide critical insight into students’ mathematical thinking, persistence, and types of achievement other than standardized testing. Hear, hear!"
—Mathematical Association of America
“Offers explicit perspectives and strategies for closing the achievement gap. This is a must-read for the mathematics education community.”
—Lee V. Stiff, Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics