*These activities were written to engage students in a mathematical conversation about social justice issues. The activities do not necessarily correspond to a particular target, or unit of study. Rather, they can be used anytime of the year, in any high school math class. Each activity has three parts. The first part invites students to engage with the issue by making predictions. The second part gives facts and graphs that require students to use mathematics to answer questions about the topic. Finally, the third part asks students to make a decision about where they stand on the issue.*

Social justice topic: Cost of medications

Math topic: Exponential vs. Linear Functions

Activity: EpiPen Prices

Social justice topic: Environmental Issues

Math topic: Math Literacy

Activity: Recycling and Reusing Clothing

Social justice topic: Violence in Chicago

Math topic: Domain and Rate of Change

Activity: Using Domain to Understand a Story

Social justice topic: College Tuition Costs

Math topic: Comparing Data Sets

Activity: College Tuition

Social justice topic: Environmental Issues

Math topic: Estimation & Systems of Linear Equations

Activity: Plastic in the Ocean

Social justice topic: Safe Drinking Water

Math topic: Statistics

Activity: Flint Water Crisis