Title

Examining Mathematics Identity Development of Six Black Male Students After Four Years of Social Justice Inspired Algebra Project Mathematics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

DOI

10.21423/jume-v8i2a284

Publication Title

Journal of Urban Mathematics Education

Volume

8

Issue

2

Pages

87-118

Abstract

In this article, the authors examine the mathematics identity development of six Black male students over the course of a 4-year The Algebra Project Cohort Model (APCM) initiative. Mathematics identity here is defined as participation through interactions and positioning of self and others. Data collection included nearly 450 minutes of video recordings of small-group, mathematics problem solving in which student actions, coded as acts of participation, were tallied. These tallied actions were conceptualized descriptively in terms of mathematics identity using the lenses of agency, accountability, and work practices. The analyses suggest that the APCM students’ confidence in self and peers increased over the 4 years, they consistently chose to engage in mathematics, and their reliance on knowledgeable others less-ened. Opportunities for future research and implications for policy makers and other stakeholders are discussed.

Comments

© JUME 2015.

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ORCID

0000-0001-5396-0732 (Grant), 0000-0002-1775-8219 (Crompton)

Original Publication Citation

Grant, M., Crompton, H., & Ford, D. (2015). Examining mathematics identity development of six black male students after four years of social justice inspired algebra project mathematics. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 8(2), 87-118. doi:10.21423/jume-v8i2a284

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