Inspiring Our Students Through Social and Cultural Connections to Algebra

Focus Area: Empowering Algebra for All

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Targeted Support

Available Now


In this virtual workshop, participants will explore different approaches for creating connections between the math content in an Algebra 1 class and their students’ interests and experiences.


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity


I connect Algebra with students’ lives to help them understand math as a useful tool.

Learning Experience 

  • Define the what, why, and how of designing math learning experiences that connect to students’ lived experiences & interests
  • Explore the considerations necessary for thoughtfully teaching a math lesson in a social justice context
  • Build a plan for strengthening their students’ connections to the mathematics they work with in class