Purpose of Anti-Racist Mathematics

Anti-racist mathematics is primarily concerned with the way in which mathematics is taught, although it also examines the contents of the curriculum to a lesser degree.

An anti-racist approach to mathematics education could include any or all of the following:

Discussion of the mathematical knowledge of ancient civilizations outside of Europe, and non-European contributions to mathematical knowledge and discovery.

The avoidance of racial stereotyping when forming and communicating expectations of pupils' attainments in mathematics.

The avoidance of racial stereotypes or cultural bias in classroom materials, textbooks, coursework topics and examination questions.

Proponents of anti-racist mathematics believe that anti-racist education programs have the potential to correct imbalances and to have beneficial results on test scores and examination results in some minority groups.