Course Series: Dismantling Racism in Math Instruction


Mathematics instruction is rooted in White Supremacy, instructional materials and practices - even good ones - are influenced by culture and perspective, which has unintentionally left many students, especially Black, Latinx, and multilingual learners, disconnected and left out from the world of mathematics. 


In this course series participants will explore how they might dismantle racism in mathematics instruction and rebuild an equitable system. Participants will be supported to use Stride 1 of the Pathways to Equitable Math Instruction Toolkit as a foundational resource, which provides a framework for educators to reflect on their biases and historical practices rooted in White Supremacy in order to transform their instructional practice to dismantle racism in their math classrooms.

Course 2: Making Rigor Accessible through Strong and Thoughtful Scaffolding

In course two, participants will learn to make rigor accessible through thoughtful scaffolding by challenging limited notions of rigor such as rigor meaning difficulty. You will:

  • Distinguish between learning tasks that are rigorous and those that are not.
  • Consider the importance of rigor and the dangers of not including rigor in the math classroom.
  • Learn about scaffolds that help to make rigor more accessible.

There will be two optional synchronous learning opportunities during the course, including a discussion group meeting to talk about the learning with others in the course and a seminar meeting to learn from educators and to discuss actions as a result of the course.

Course Details


Who is this course for?

This course is designed for K-12 teachers (or those who support teachers) who engage in mathematics instruction.

What can I expect?

This course's on-demand content includes readings, short videos, asynchronous discussion, and opportunities to apply this work to your own context. In total, we expect this entire course to take about 6 hours.

There will be two optional synchronous learning opportunities during the course. Registration for these live sessions will be announced once the course begins.

If you'd like to do this course alongside colleagues - that's great! Plan to pace activities within the course for independent completion and then engage in discussion at a PLC or meeting.

How long do I have to complete the course?

The content of this course is available from June 14 through September 30, 2022.

Will I get a certificate of professional learning hours?

You will receive a certificate of professional learning for 6 hours immediately after completing the course and for the time of each synchronous meeting after attendance.

Please reach out to your school district to ensure they will accept these certificates.