#BlackWomenRockMath was created to bring together and elevate the voices of Black women in math education. We provide expert knowledge in math education in a way that celebrates the brilliance of Black children.
Kaneka Turner, Deborah Peart, and Dionne Aminata met at Illustrative Mathematics in 2018, as lead writers for the K-5 Math Curriculum. There we saw a need to ensure that the curriculum incorporated ways for Black children and all students to be seen and see themselves as important contributors to the mathematical discourse in their classrooms. Ironically, through the process of writing, we found a need to support one another as Black women operating in a rare space as writers for a national math curriculum, and as important contributors to the discourse surrounding math education.
#BlackWomenRockMath strives to
CEO, Reimage Consulting
Kaneka provides a support network for Black leaders in education through coaching and mentorship.
CEO, My Mathematical Mind
Deborah creates and nurtures educational environments for Black elementary children to develop lasting positive math identities.
Dionne offers actionable ways for educators to recognize Black brilliance and trust all students to engage in grade-level mathematics.
Compilation video of Black girls across the US who rock math!
Compilation video of Black women across the US who rock math!
Sisters Bellamy and Alexa brown show us how they rock math! #BlackGirlsRockMath
Ninth grader Zoe Saunders shares why she rocks math.
Math educator, Le'Vada Gray shares why she rocks math.
Math educator Niky Gildersleeve shares a personal story about her daughter Layla, why she started her company Layla's Curve, and why Black girls with cerebral palsy rock math.
Fourth grader Savannah Sanders shares why she rocks math.
High school Business educator Jacqui Valentine share why she rocks math.
Joanne and Jaina Alexander share their math joy and tell us why they rock math.
Dionne Aminata shares why we are celebrating young Black girls who rock math.
Kaneka Turner reflects on her blog post.
Dionne Aminata reflects on her blog post.
Deborah Peart shares reflects on her blog post.
The women behind #BlackWomenRockMath share their why.