Beyond Banneker: Black Mathematicians and the Paths to by Erica N. Walker

By Erica N. Walker

An in-depth examine the lives, studies, careers of Black mathematicians within the United States.Erica N. Walker provides a compelling tale of Black mathematical excellence within the usa. a lot of the examine and dialogue approximately Blacks and arithmetic makes a speciality of underachievement; by way of documenting intimately the reviews of Black mathematicians, this ebook broadens considerably the data base approximately mathematically profitable African american citizens. Beyond Banneker demonstrates how arithmetic luck is fostered between Blacks via mathematicians, arithmetic educators, lecturers, mom and dad, and others, a narrative that has been mostly neglected by way of the occupation and learn neighborhood. in accordance with archival examine and in-depth interviews with thirty mathematicians, this significant and well timed publication vividly captures vital narratives approximately arithmetic instructing and studying in a number of contexts, in addition to the original old and modern settings on the topic of race, chance, and excellence that Black mathematicians adventure. Walker attracts upon those narratives to indicate how you can capitalize at the energy and power of underserved groups to answer the nationwide crucial for constructing math luck for brand spanking new generations of younger people.

Beyond Banneker provides to a little-known piece of yankee history.” — CHOICE

Erica N. Walker is affiliate Professor of arithmetic schooling at academics collage, Columbia collage. She is the writer of Building arithmetic studying groups: enhancing results in city excessive Schools.

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