Advocacy Curated Resources

The following is a list of resources related to equitable, anti-racist, and justice-oriented teaching compiled by the Advocacy Committee 

Curated Resource Lists

Compilations of resources curated by individuals. We think this is a great place to start to find a variety of useful resources.

Resources for Supporting #BlackLivesMatter

curated by Tia C. Madkins

Social Justice Mathematics and Science Curricular Resources for K-12 Teachers

compiled by Kari Kokka

Podcast Episodes

Podcasts are a great way to access new scholars, teachers, and ideas on the go. Many teacher educators incorporate podcasts into their courses. It might be useful to pair podcasts with other readings or resources you assign. You can also just listen for your own enrichment. 

Teaching Math Teaching Podcast (all episodes)

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Mathematics Teacher Educator Podcast (all episodes)

The Mathematics Teacher Educator Podcast accompanies the Mathematics Teacher Educator Journal and co-sponsored by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Podcast Description from the MTE Podcast website)


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TODOS Podcast (all episodes) 

The TODOS Mathematics for ALL! Podcast brings you conversations with educators committed to the mission and vision of TODOS. While most of our guests focus on mathematics education across the P-20 spectrum, episodes contain themes applicable to equity and social justice in other content areas as well. We aim to deliver new episodes twice a month from September through June. (Podcast Description from the TODOS Website)

Revisionist History _ Miss Buchanan's Period of Adjustment 

Brown v Board of Education might be the most well-known Supreme Court decision, a major victory in the fight for civil rights. But in Topeka, the city where the case began, the ruling has left a bittersweet legacy. RH hears from the Browns, the family behind the story. (Episode description from Revisionist History website)

This American Life _ The Problem We All Live With



Mathematics Teacher Education (MTE) Articles

Equity-oriented interventions and tools identified in 2020 editorial (Elrod, West, Hollenbrands, Faulkner, 2020


Selected Articles Available from the MTE Website:

  • Aguirre, J., Anhalt, C., Cortez, R., Turner, E., & Simic-Muller, K. (2019). Engaging teachers in the powerful combination of mathematical modeling and social justice: The Flint Water Task. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 7(2), 7–26.
  • Fernandes, A. (2012). Mathematics preservice teachers learning about English language learners through taskbased interviews and noticing. Mathematics Teacher
  • Educator, 1(1), 10–22.
  • Gallivan, H. R. (2017). Supporting prospective middle school teachers’ learning to revise a high-level mathematics task to be culturally relevant. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 5(2), 94–121.
  • Guzman, L. (2019). Complex and contradictory conversations: Prospective teachers interrogating dominant narratives within mathematics education discourse. Mathematics
  • Teacher Educator, 8(1), 7–21.
  • I, J-Y., & Stanford, J. (2018). Preservice teachers’ mathematical visual implementation for emergent bilinguals. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 7(1), 8–33. 
  • Roth McDuffie, A., Foote, M. Q., Drake, C., Turner, E., Aguirre, J., Bartell, T. G., & Bolson, C. (2014). Use of video analysis to support prospective K-8 teachers’ noticing of equitable practices. Mathematics Teacher Education, 2(2), 108–140.
  • Rubel, L. H., & Stachelek, A. J. (2018). Tools for rethinking classroom participation in secondary mathematics. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 6(2), 8–25.
  • Tan, P., & Thorius, K. K. (2018). En/countering inclusive education: A case of professional learning. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 6(2), 52–67.
  • White, D. Y., DuCloux, K. K., Carreras-Jusino, Á. M., González, D. A., & Keels, K. (2016). Preparing preservice teachers for diverse mathematics classrooms through a cultural awareness unit. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 4(2), 164–187.

AMTE Connections Articles

Fall 2020: Edwards, B. & Stoehr, K. Providing opportunities for teacher candidates to understand power, privilege, and oppression   

Position Statements

A number of professional organizations have crafted statements related to equity and justice in education broadly, and mathematics education specifically. These statements may be helpful to others looking to craft such statements or those working to advocate for greater attention to equity issues within their organizations.



I Am Not Your Negro (Netflix)

Netflix summary: Based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, this visual essay explores racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

13TH (Netflix) 

Netflix summary: In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

Immigration Nation (Netflix)

Netflix summary: With unprecedented access to ICE operations, as well as moving portraits of immigrants, this docuseries takes a deep look at US immigration today.

American Promise (Amazon Prime)

American Promise is a coming of age story exploring the lives of two African American boys and their families. Their hopes, struggles, achievements and failures are revealed as they make tough decisions to guarantee a better future for their boys. (Amazon Description)


Ball, A. (2020). Race, Policy and Reform post-COVID. RILE Conference. 

Ball, A. (2020). Educational Abolition. RILE Conference,

Ball, A. (2020). An Indigenous View on this Moment of Crisis. RILE Conference.

Ball, A. (2020). COVID-19 and Race. RILE Conference.


Anti-Racism (General)

Anderson, C. (2017). White rage: the unspoken truth of our racial divide. Bloomsbury, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.

Bell, G. C. (2019). Talking black and white: an intercultural exploration of twenty-first-century racism, prejudice, and perception. Lexington Books.  

DiAngelo, R., & Dyson, M. E. (2018). White fragility why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism. Beacon Press.

Eberhardt, J. L. (2020). Biased: uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do. Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. 

Kendall, F. E. (2013). Understanding white privilege: creating pathways to authentic relationships across race. Routledge.

Kendi, I. X. (2020). How to be an antiracist. Vintage.

Love, B. (2020). We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Beacon.

Patel, L. L. (2013). Youth held at the border: immigration, education, and the politics of inclusion. Teachers College Press.  


Anderson, J. D. (1988). The education of Blacks in the South: 1860-1935. University of North Carolina Press.  

Wilson, W. J. (1990). The truly disadvantaged. University of Chicago Press.

Pedagogical (General)

Delpit, L. (2014). Multiplication Is for White People: Raising expectations for other people's children. New Press.

Delpit, L. (2019). Teaching when the world is on fire: Authentic classroom advice, from climate justice to Black Lives Matter. The New Press. 

Freire, P. (2016). Education for critical consciousness. Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 

Freire, P. (2017). Pedagogy of hope: Reliving pedagogy of the oppressed. Bloomsbury. 

Freire, P. (2018). Pedagogy of the oppressed. Bloomsbury. 

Kay, M. R. (2018). Not light, but fire: how to lead meaningful race conversations in the classroom. Stenhouse Publishers.

Moses, R. P., & Cobb, C. E. (2001). Radical equations: Math literacy and civil rights. Beacon Press.

Paris, D., & Alim, H. S. (2017). Culturally sustaining pedagogies: teaching and learning for justice in a changing world. Teachers College Press. 

Pedagogical (Mathematics)

Berry, R. Q., Conway, B. M., Lawler, B., & Staley, J. W. (2020). High school mathematics lessons to explore, understand, and respond to social injustice. Corwin. 

Gutstein, E. (2005). Reading and writing the world with mathematics: toward a pedagogy for social justice. Routledge.

Gutstein, E., & Peterson, B. (2013). Rethinking mathematics: teaching social justice by the numbers. Rethinking Schools.

 O'Neil, C. (2017). Weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy. Penguin Books.

Su, F. (2020). Mathematics for Human Flourishing. Yale University Press.