Is math racist? Jacksonville and other cities are changing how they teach.
Algebra classes taught by Nadine Ebri look different than the ones you probably took in school.
She starts each school year with a team meeting among her middle school classes. She asks about their interests, their hobbies and what they want to see in their algebra instruction. Anything goes — well, almost anything; an attempt at "no homework" was quickly shot down.
Students practice equations through singing, dancing and drawing. Activities are sculpted around their hobbies and interests: anime, gaming, Minecraft. Problem-solving is a team sport, rather than an individual sprint to the right answer.
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