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.
Kaipo Tam discusses incorporating his passion for STEM learning that bridges Indigenous wisdom and 21st century skills.
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”.
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!”
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