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Rich Resources: Diversity

Overview

Multicultural resources, such as posters with different types of people and word problems based in different settings, allow all students to see themselves in their math work. Having materials in the classroom that reflect the diverse experiences of all students allows each student to connect with and see themselves in their own learning. This strategy is one that supports the practice of culturally responsive teaching and is meant to be used with other strategies that also allow representation of all learners in the curriculum.

Use It in the Classroom

  • Providing diverse materials in the classroom deepens learners' self-understanding and understanding of others, positively impacting their perceptions of themselves and each other. Diverse resources also allow different voices to be heard and validated that may not already exist in the classroom.
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    Learn how OurStory allows learners to discover books that celebrate diverse experiences. Through an interactive quiz, learners can explore and read a variety of titles that might interest them.

  • Designing an online library of resources that highlights diverse perspectives and experiences allows learners to encounter examples of people and places that reflect their own experiences and also develop an appreciation for others. When learners are able to discover math that reflects their own authentic experiences, their Motivation grows.