In 2016, Tara T. Craig and I adapted "Parable of the Polygons" (Hart and Case) for a Math Teachers' Circle session for teachers from three counties in South Carolina. We had wanted to use math to talk about social issues, bias, diversity, and inclusion. Little did we know that so many people would choose to engage in this conversation with us.
Due to the many requests that we have received, I have put together this website with facilitator notes and resources.
- Facilitator Notes
- Slide Presentation
- Game Pieces (8.5x11 color, 8.5x11 black-and-white, 12x18 color, 12x18 black-and-white)
- MTCircular article
Thanks to Vi Hart and Nicky Case for the inspiration as well as everyone who has provided feedback to make this session better through each of its iterations.
Comments? Questions? Email us. If you ran the session, please fill out this form.
Who has used "Prejudiced Polygons?"
- Coastal Carolina University Math Teachers' Circle (including faculty from Georgetown County, Horry County, Marion County, and Coastal Carolina University)
- North Carolina Network of MTCs (consisting of eight MTCs across the state)
- Twin Cities MTC (University of St. Thomas and Twin Cities teachers)
- North Louisiana MTC (Louisiana State University - Shreveport and local teachers)
- Western Carolina University (a math and sociology collaboration)
- Santa Clara County Office of Education (for a professional development event)
- various 6th grade classrooms in South Carolina and California