Equity Organizations



Research on Women and Education
An affiliate of the American Educational Research Association  
RWE sponsors research that investigates issues related to women and girls in education at the intersection of race, class, and gender through AERA sessions, newsletters, and annual fall conferences.


NASGEm North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics
An affiliate of the International Study Group on Ethnomathematics

What is ethnomathematics? The term was coined by Ubiratan D'Ambrosio to describe the mathematical practices of identifiable cultural groups. It is sometimes used specifically for small-scale indigenous societies, but in its broadest sense the "ethno" prefix can refer to any group -- national societies, labor communities, religious traditions, professional classes, and so on. Mathematical practices include symbolic systems, spatial designs, practical construction techniques, calculation methods, measurement in time and space, specific ways of reasoning and inferring, and other cognitive and material activities which can be translated to formal mathematical representation. NASGEm strives to increase our understanding of the cultural diversity of mathematical practices, and to apply this knowledge to education and development.

International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education

An affiliate of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction IOWME is an international network of individuals and groups who share a commitment to achieving equity in education and who are interested in the links between gender and the teaching -- and learning -- of mathematics.

The major goals of the International Group and the North American Chapter are 1.) to promote international contacts
and the exchange of scientific information in the psychology of mathematics education, 2.) To promote and stimulate interdisciplinary research in the aforesaid area, with the cooperation of psychologists, mathematicians and mathematics teachers, 3.) To further a deeper and better understanding of the psychological aspects of teaching and learning mathematics and the implications thereof.

The Benjamin Banneker Association

An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization of individuals and groups concerned about the mathematics education of African-American children. Banneker members are deeply committed to finding solutions to the problems that must be solved in order for African-American children to reach parity of opportunities to study and achieve in mathematics. The membership is open to all who have a profound interest in the mathematics education of African-American children.

TODOS:  Mathematics for ALL

The mission of TODOS: Mathematics for ALL is to advocate for an equitable and high quality mathematics education for all students — in particular, Hispanic/Latino students — by increasing the equity awareness of educators and their ability to foster students' proficiency in rigorous and coherent mathematics.


  The WEEA Equity Resource Center


The Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Equity Resource Center was established more than 20 years ago to bring support and resources to the many exceptional efforts that are improving the education of girls and women in the United States. The WEEA Center is a national project that promotes bias-free education, believing that gender equity works for everyone--for girls and women, men and boys. Our mission is to increase educational opportunities and outcomes for all students by focusing on gender equity and drawing on the strengths of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, and income    

                                  Joint Committee for Women in the Mathematical Sciences

The Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences (JCW), founded in 1971 as a committee of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), is now a joint committee of eight mathematical and statistical societies. Joint Committee on Women serves primarily as a forum for communication among member organizations about the ways in which each organization enhances opportunities for women in the mathematical and statistical sciences. JCW disseminates information about effective mechanisms and best practices for these enhancements through media such as its website, society publications, and presentations at meetings of the member societies. The Committee also may recommend actions to the governing bodies of the member societies in support of these opportunities.



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