### Culturally Sustaining Teaching

K-12 students come from a wide range of races, ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds. Effective tutors are prepared to teach and reach all learners. This section contains resources to support math tutors in culturally sustaining teaching.

**Cultural Proficiency**

Resources for building and supporting cultural awareness, sustaining culture, reducing and disrupting bias, and enhancing student identities in the educational process.

- Anti-bias Toolkit
- Checking for Bias
- Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education
- Developing Your Cultural Awareness
- Dismantling Mathematics Microaggressions
- Including Voice in Education: Addressing Equity Through Student and Family Voice
- Student + Teacher Collaborative on Race and Racism

**Culturally Responsive Teaching**

Mathematics education guides and resources intended to capitalize on the knowledge, culture, and ways of being of students.

- Learner Variability Project in the Field: A Guide for Culturally Responsive Practice
- Teachers Empowered to Advance Change in Mathematics Project (TEACH Math)
- Teaching STEM in Ways that Respect and Build Upon Indigenous People’s Rights

**Equity**

Resources and a framework to support centering equity in mathematics teaching and learning.

- Centering Equity During Pandemic Recovery
- Digital Equity Considerations: Advancing Digital Equity for All
- Dimensions of Equity
- Equitable Mathematics Instruction
- Racial Equity Tools

**Learning for Justice**

Articles, guides, lessons, films, and webinars to support educators, leaders, and other stakeholders in educating youth and can be applied to math tutoring.

- Learning for Justice Film Kits
- Learning for Justice Self-Guided Learning
- Learning for Justice Webinars
- Toolkit for “Mathematics in Context: The Pedagogy of Liberation”

**Social Justice Math**

Resources and examples of teaching societal injustices through mathematics.

- Math and Social Justice
- Social Justice and Equity Resources by Topic
- Social Justice Math Problems grades 3-12

### Equitable Math Teaching

Effective math tutors intentionally examine their actions, mindsets, and values and consider how these factors impact their math teaching. Effective math tutors apply an equity lens to tutoring resources, strategies, and practices in order to create safe learning environments for all students. The resources in this section provide guidance in creating equity in math instruction.

**Creating a Safe Learning Environment**

Guidance to create a safe learning space in which all students can experience an inclusive and culturally responsive environment.

- A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction
- Creating Equitable Classrooms Via Culturally Inclusive Mathematics Teaching
- Making Equity a Reality in Your Math Classroom

**Equitable Math Practices**

Resources for establishing an equitable math learning environment in which all students can experience high quality instruction.

- 4 Go-To Learner-Centered Routines to Bolster Math Discussions, In-Person and Online
- Agency and Voice: A Push for Greater Equity and What it Looks Like in Math
- Digital Equity Considerations: Advancing Digital Equity for All
- Equity in Mathematics Education Requires a Systemic Approach
- High Level Tasks in the Mathematics Classroom
- Using 4 Learner-Centered Routines to Build Positive Math Identity in Equitable Classrooms

### Math for Multilingual Learners

Culture and confidence as a math learner are two important aspects to consider when working with multilingual learners. The resources in this section provide tools for teaching mathematics to linguistically diverse learners.

**Middle Grades Multilingual Learners**

Middle grades specific math teaching and learning strategies for success of multilingual learners.

- Information for Mathematics Educators of Students Who are English Learners in Grades 6 - 8
- Middle Grades Mathematics Instruction for Multilingual Learners: Strategies for Success

**Multilingual Learner Math Teaching Tools**

Tools and guides for facilitating the math teaching and learning of multilingual learners.

- English Learner Success Forum Math Guidelines
- Multilingual Learning Toolkit
- Positioning Multilingual Learners for Success in Mathematics

**Research**

Podcast discussion on teaching mathematics to multilingual students and issues of immigration.

### Relationship-Building

This section contains resources for supporting relationship building between tutor, students, and caregivers. Building effective relationships establishes trust that leads to student willingness to engage in productive struggle that in turn leads to math learning development and confidence as a math learner.

Resources for building relationships with students and creating a sense of belonging in the learning environment.

- Creating a Sense of Belonging: A Critical Need for Student Engagement and Success
- Critical Mentorship - A Practical Guide
- Relationship Strategy for Addressing Challenging Behavior
- Tapping Into Compassion When Students Push Your Buttons
- Tutoring Toolkit: Relationship - Building

### Social Emotional Learning

Effective tutors incorporate social and emotional learning (SEL) into their tutoring practices. This section includes specific resources and guidance to support incorporating social emotional learning into math tutoring.

**SEL Explained**

Learn what SEL is and why we need to consider SEL when creating equitable learning spaces during math tutoring.

**The Impact of SEL on Math Learning**

Math learning provides many opportunities to develop SEL skills in students. The resources below provide ways math educators can incorporate SEL strategies into their tutoring practice.