Math Monday: Summer Recommendations

Jun 13, 2021

As the school year winds to a close, it’s often a time of celebration and reflection. Rather than exploring an instructional activity, this Math Monday will share a few recommendations for building your teacher toolkit, while still saving lots of time for summer relaxation. 


  • Rethinking Mathematics by Eric Gutstein and Bob Peterson
  • Power In Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics by Talithia Williams
  • Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians by Shelly M. Jones
  • Beyond Banneker: Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence by Erica N. Walker
  • Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Conversations with Educators by Anita A. Wager and David W. Stinson
  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
  • Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book by Simon Singh
  • The Wooden books series, including The Golden Section: Nature's Greatest Secret by Scott Olsen, Sacred Geometry by Miranda Lundy, and Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry by Daud Sutton
  • Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project by Robert P. Moses and Charles E. Cobb Jr.

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Kathryn Dawson

Kathryn (she/her) is excited to join the NGPF team after 9 years of experience as a special education teacher and a tutor. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in policy analysis and management and has a master's degree in education from Brooklyn College. Kathryn is looking forward to bringing her passion for accessibility and educational justice into curriculum design at NGPF. During her free time, Kathryn loves embarking on cooking projects, walking around her Seattle neighborhood with her partner and dog, or lounging in a hammock with a book.