Ku’uipo DeRego Ethnomath Story

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

Real-World Applications Beyond Textbooks 

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.  

Jump On Board the Ethnomathematics Train

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”.

“Destiny of What Mathematics Should Be”

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.”

“I Hated Math!”

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!”