The Occasional Paper Series , published twice yearly, is a forum for work that extends, deepens and challenges the progressive legacy on which Bank Street College is built. The series seeks to promote discussion about what it means to educate in a democracy and to meet the interrelated demands of equity and excellence.

The series is a peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Current Issue: Number 41 (2019)
Critical Mathematical Inquiry

Full Issue



Quantitative Civic Literacy
Mary Candace Raygoza


Elementary Mathematics and #BlackLivesMatter
Theodore Chao and Maya M. Marlowe

Guest Editor Steven Greenstein

Steven Greenstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montclair State University. He enjoys thinking about mathematical things… and how people think about mathematical things. Through his work, he aims to democratize access to authentic mathematical activity that honors the diversity of learners’ mathematical thinking, that is both nurturing of and nurtured by intellectual agency, and that is guided by self-directed inquiry, mathematical play, and the having of wonderful ideas.

Guest Editor Mark Russo

Mark Russo is the district supervisor of mathematics and computer science for the Pascack Valley Regional High School District in Montvale, NJ, and an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. He is interested in promoting equity in schools, supporting effective mathematics teaching and learning, and helping students experience the beauty and power of mathematics and statistics. He is currently exploring the development of algebraic reasoning in computer science and the utilization of quantitative reasoning through interdisciplinary connections between statistics and social studies (SASS).