My ethnomathematics journey has been a transformative and inspiring one. Before entering the ethnomathematics graduate certificate program, I knew my values as a teacher: that the always students came first, creating meaningful learning opportunities were vital, and that my classroom was a safe space for everyone to learn and grow together. While this hasn’t changed, … read more of Kendall Tacon Ethnomath Story
Academic mathematics is what is taught in classrooms all across the world, but is it the only way to do and think about mathematics? Is mathematics truly universal and thus, understood by all cultures in the same way? I have never thought this to be true but never had a way of expressing my thoughts … read more of Kristine Dahlquist Ethnomath Story
When I moved to Hawaiʻi and became a teacher, I was struck by two things: How do you incorporate meaningful, applied lessons and how do I incoporate material relevant to my students when I am new to the Hawaiʻi culture? When I first enrolled in the program, I only had a very basic knowledge of … read more of Maggie Antonsen Ethnomath Story
Lily Uta’i and her students at Blanche Pope Elementary share their inspiring story of ethnomathematics in action at a Hawai’i Department of Education school in Waimānalo, O’ahu.
Phil Galicinao, Hālau Kū Māna, discusses his experience with Ethnomathematics PD through real-world applications in wind patterns and wave patterns that go beyond the content in textbooks.
Tara Sesepasara-Williams, Shafter Elementary School, highlights how the Ethnomathematics PD shaped her perspectives on assessment and science instruction as a curriculum coordinator and teacher.