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Mary Gfeller, Mathematics Department and SUNY Cortland Noyce Project, and Noyce Scholar Jason Miedema, adolescence education: mathematics major, hosted a book chat on Nov. 15 at the Blue Frog Café on Main Street in Cortland. Sponsored by the SUNY Cortland Noyce Project, the book chat brought together a group of SUNY Cortland faculty, staff and mathematics students to explore and review the book Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics: Toward a Pedagogy for Social Justice by Eric Gutstein. Social justice issues and examples of social justice mathematics lessons were discussed, along with questions such as the following: “Should math teachers encourage students to use mathematics to critique injustices in their community and the world?” and “Should the goal of mathematics education be to give students the tools to challenge oppression?”