#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.
Dionne Aminata shares why we are celebrating young Black girls who rock math.
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The women behind #BlackWomenRockMath share their why.
Deborah Peart shares reflects on her blog post.
Dionne Aminata reflects on her blog post.
Kaneka Turner reflects on her blog post.