Mathematics education can be an exciting and rich experience for all students. In order for this to happen, teaching a culturally relevant mathematics program will ensure pride, motivation and success in Aboriginal children.
In order to promote a positive self-identity where children can celebrate, validate and preserve his or her culture, teachers must consider:
culture - heritage, learning style, environment
core values - co-operation, sharing, traditional learning styles
language - translation of terminology and concepts
prior knowledge - thinking patterns, problem solving, learning styles
abilities and intellect - visualization skills, abstract thinking
practical applications - relevance to personal lives
promote the positives - as opposed to negative images prevalent in today's society
Indigenous Knowledge: Annotated Bibliography & Links
In addition, check out the
booklet on Math Central. I would like to thank my colleagues
Dr. Mhairi(Vi) Maeers, Dr. Harley Weston
Dr. Judy McDonald, and Christine Treptau
for the opportunities created through this project.
ED/FA = Education/Fine Arts Library and
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