Teaching is never easy. Add a pandemic, and you are looking at a whole new level of hardship. Over this past year, educators have had to step up their teaching game to reach students through distance learning. At the beginning of this 2020-2021 school year, I found myself brainstorming ideas to make this school year … read more of Ku’uipo DeRego 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.
Kailua Intermediate School Department Chair Janel Marr discusses her experience with mathematics as part of every day life to be included in “culture, the environment, science, English, and social studies so everything can come together”.
Laura Farris, Kaimuki Middle School, discusses “the destiny of what mathematics should be…not only challenging the minds of our students, but culture and history need to be attached to the parts so education has a meaning for every one of our students.”
Twenty-year veteran teacher Shannon Kealoha Kaia, Maui Waena Intermediate School, discusses how the Ethnomathematics PD impacted her students and how she is “building lasting learning that can be passed to my students…what I’m teaching out of the book is not enough. If we can give back, we’re going to learn so much more than all … read more of Veteran Teacher on Building Connections to Lasting Learning
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.
When friends find out that I’m a teacher, our conversations become reflections on their favorite teachers, lunch menus, and how they hated math. This struck a chord with me, and I wondered why they hated math? How much impact can a teacher really have on the lives of his/her students? I have been employed at … read more of “I Hated Math!”
Although I am a trained math teacher, the majority of the work I currently do is creating and facilitating professional development sessions in math education for K-12 educators. In this blog post I will share how I integrate ethnomathematics into this work as a way to make mathematics more accessible, engaging, and relevant for students. … read more of Ethnomathematics in Professional Development for K-12 Educators
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