The Ethnomath Symposium, celebrated its inaugural event with a focus on math that draws on local Indigenous ways of knowing in attempt to strengthen global networks. The four-day symposium featured leadership insights and expertise from Dr. Linda Furuto, Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Education Specialist for the Polynesian … read more of International Ethnomath Symposium Honors the Moananuiākea: A Voyage for Earth Journey Through Mathematical Unity
Tag: Place-Based Learning
Angoon, Alaska – Tlingit master carver Wayne Price and his apprentice, along with students of mixed ages gather around the traditional Northwest Coast canoe being built right in front of Angoon High School. Designed for the community to keep and intended to promote community healing, Wayne and his wife, Cherri Price, share “there is so … read more of Angoon’s Ethnomath Institute Connects with Tlingit Master Canoe Carver and Hawaiian Hosts Through the Resurgence of Indigenous Watercrafts
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.
English Language Arts Teacher Shari Jumalon discusses her experiences with Ethnomathematics PD in place-based, service learning. In Shari’s words, “these are my people!”
In July 2019, educators from Kahnawake, Canada; Juneau, Alaska; Tallahassee, Florida; Magnolia, Texas; San Diego and Los Angeles, California; and across the Hawaiian Islands gathered for the start of the 12th cohort of the annual ethnomathematics program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education. We began our voyage as strangers hailing from as … read more of All Aboard the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage