^{ Type post AuthorNews Date September 19, 2022 Categorized Education, Mathematics Tagged Mathematics (war on math), Mathematics and racism claims, mathematics education, Mathematics testing, War on math }

## The War on Math Is Becoming an Entrenched Ground War

_{If math skills are rooted in white supremacy, as alleged, one current solution is tests that don’t require math skills}

_{ News September 19, 2022 5 Education, Mathematics }

When we first started talking about the war on math, many readers may have thought we were joking. No. The war on 2 + 2 = 4 is getting some pushback but it continues. The basic idea is that the rules of math are rooted in white supremacy. Last December, the question was mooted at USA Today, “Is math racist?” The context was proposed changes to math education: After Ebri switched to emphasizing real-world problems and collaboration, her students, most of whom are Black, improved their scores on Florida’s math exam in 2020-21 – even with 1 in 3 learning from home. But other, bolder recommendations to make math more inclusive are blowing up the world of mathematics education. Schools…