Abstract / Synopsis
Interactions with the humans in one’s life can have bearings on the way one interacts with one’s work – and vice versa. In particular, the ways in which a math person who is also a parent interacts with their children can correlate with the ways that person interacts with students, colleagues, and with math itself. This article describes some of that correlation in one mathmom’s life. In particular, this mathmom worked toward balancing, both as a mom and as a teacher, her beliefs and feelings with societal mindsets and practices.
Cohen, M. D. "On Not Teaching Addition: A Homeschooling Parent Teaches and Researches Math," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 10 Issue 1 (January 2020), pages 347-363. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202001.16 . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol10/iss1/16
Response to Article
Ksenija Simic-Muller, Motherhood and Teaching: Radical Care