“Choosing to See is the emotional and spiritual journey that all math educators need to embark on wholeheartedly. The book is a timely primer that takes the deep and complex issue of race and systemic bias in the mathematical experiences of Black students and presents them with unflinching clarity and candor.” SUNIL SINGH, author of Math Recess


  • WMC Virtual Book Study

  • Choosing to See: 
    A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom

    Register on or before October 15th to receive a complementary copy of the book from WMC by mail!

All students have the potential to be powerful mathematical thinkers!  All students in our communities, schools, and districts need adults who can see their strengths in mathematics and to make them visible. When we use the word “all” in describing our education goals for students, we must explore the fact that some students need us more than others to see their mathematical assets.  

What do actions look like that move us to be more in line with our beliefs that all students can engage in powerful mathematical thinking?  In “Choosing to See: A Framework for Math Equity in the Math Classroom”  the authors share ideas and activities that have the potential to help us better see our students' mathematical strengths.  Join us as we strive toward more equitable outcomes in mathematics, in our classrooms and schools.    

This action-oriented book study is for educators in the broadest sense and anyone interested in an inspiring journey of practicing how to better see the mathematical strengths of all students.  Together we will read and reflect on the stories and experiences of Dr. Pamela Seda and Dr. Kyndall Brown as they share a framework for equity for math classrooms. Through our readings and our reflective practice activities participants will create new stories of confident mathematical thinkers in classrooms using suggested actions from the readings at each book study meeting.  As new ideas are used the following meeting will provide space to share your practice with peers.  

Guiding and facilitating the conversations will be Mary Mooney, Michelle Parks, and Tracy Frank

Dates and Time: The virtual book study discussions will be held virtually from October to April

October 19, 2022 from 6-7:30pm

November 16, 2022 from 6-7:30pm

January 18, 2023 from 6-7:30pm

February 22, 2023 from 6-7:30pm

March 15, 2023 from 6-7:30pm

April 19, 2023 from 6-7:30pm

Cost: $35 for educators and $15 for teacher candidates and includes a copy of the book. Registration without a copy of the book is $5.

    For more information: Contact WMC as wmc@wismath.org.


    About the Book

     Choosing to See: 

    A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom

    Authors: Pamela Seda & Kendall Brown

    In Choosing to See, Pamela Seda and Kyndall Brown offer a substantive, rigorous, and necessary set of interventions to move mathematics education toward greater equity, particularly in serving the needs of Black and Brown students, who are underrepresented and underserved as math scholars. The authors’ thoughtful ICUCARE equity framework serves as a lens to help teachers see where they are achieving this alignment and where they are not. Through this lens, choosing to see means caring enough about what you see to act. It means accepting that every one of your students can be an expert given the opportunity. It means recognizing negative stereotypes about marginalized students and understanding their effects. It means knowing that your students have rich lives outside the classroom that can inform what you do inside the classroom. And it means recognizing and celebrating their human dimensions, so that all students’ strengths, capabilities, and talents can grow.

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