Joseph Bolz presents *emPowering Students: Practical Ways to Approach
Social Justice*.

**Session Description**

As math teachers, it is easy to choose the side of neutrality, to think
that mathematics is without culture and for everyone. However, this stance
of neutrality only furthers the divides society has created between studen
ts of different races, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. Join us a
s we continue the work we started with Robert Berry in order to develop pra
ctical and hands-on ways you can promote social justice in your classrooms.

**About the Presenter**

Joseph Bolz is a math tea
cher and department leader at George Washington High School in Denver Publi
c Schools, as well as a CCTM teaching award winner and the CCTM treasurer.
Joe's passion is to make mathematics meaningful using a variety of techniqu
es including games, group tasks, projects, and real-world problems. Joe kno
ws that math is so much more than number crunching – math is deciding where
to put different plants in your garden, math is building a swing for your
porch, math is finding the best bus route across town, math is baking and d
riving and exercising and math is an art.

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