A 13-year-old African American girl in one of Jill’s middle school math classes came to her a few days ago and said she’d be gone the next day.
“Mizis Taylor,” she said, “I won’t be here tomorrow. I got family problems.”
“I’m sorry to hear that,” Jill said.
“Well I need to get my work for tomorrow.”
“You won’t miss any work but we’re having a special math game called MATHO” (like BINGO but with math problems), Jill said.
The girl shook her head and pursed her lips. “Ahh, man! I’m gonna miss MATHO.”