I am super excited to share a article I wrote proposing UDL Math. It is published in the September issue of Teaching and Learning Mathematics K-12. You can access it here for NCTM members and below for those who are not yet NCTM members.

I have long wanted to develop a version of UDL that is connected to math, rather than the more general content-agnostic UDL. I also wanted to incorporate Design Thinking and empathy interviews, work we are doing at this new site (designing4inclusion.com).

I have been working on these hexagons for several years now. The UDL guidelines by themselves as too passive for me as a designer. I want to engage in some principles, but then use an iterative design cycle including empathy interviews. So I worked to translate the guidelines into recommendations that matter most for mathematics teaching and learning.

UDL Math Design Elements with Strategic Sense Makers at the center. Along the outside is Engagement with blocks for Supportive Classroom Environment and Meaningful Mathematics. Next to Representation are blocks for Multimodal and Focus on Core Ideas and next to Strategic Action is Understanding Self as a Math Learner and Equitable Feedback.
UDL Math Design Elements with Strategic Sense Makers at the center. Along the outside is Engagement with blocks for Supportive Classroom Environment and Meaningful Mathematics. Next to Representation are blocks for Multimodal and Focus on Core Ideas and next to Strategic Action is Understanding Self as a Math Learner and Equitable Feedback.