Body Image and Barbie

Courtney Frydryk

Abstract


With students' constant awareness and desire for mathematics content to be relevant to their world, intertwining a statistics and social justice lesson into one can provide students with the unique opportunity to discover, discuss, and explore a social justice topic using statistics.  The author provides evidence for why body image is important and proposes an idea of how teachers can incorporate statistics and body image into one cohesive lesson.

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