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Aboriginal Perspectives
Aboriginal Perspectives is a companion web site to Math Central. It is part of Mathematics with a Human Face. The purpose is to create and make available lesson ideas for teachers, constructed around video clips with an Aboriginal focus. The site is under construction and in its infancy but the intent is that the number of video clips will increase and the lessons will span all areas of the curriculum.

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Aboriginal resources in mathematics education
Karen designed this website to assist teachers and pre-service teachers in the area of mathematics from Kindergarten to Grade 12 . Here you will find a multitude of teacher resources to assist you in incorporating Aboriginal content in your mathematics program.
Allison's Star Balls
This resource contains instructions on building a uniform polyhedra "star ball" from modules of folded paper. Animation is used to illustrate the folding of the paper. Students are then challenged to construct other uniform polyhedra from the same modules and to discover how they can be "coloured" by using coloured paper. The construction should be possible for beginning middle year students and some of the questions challenging to students at the upper secondary level.
Case Study of Problem Solving in a Grade Nine Classroom (HTML or PDF)
A summary of a case study conducted in a grade nine classroom. Included is one problem and the responses by four students.
Enrichment Project (HTML or PDF)
A personal project developed to create enrichment activities for Geoboards, Napier Rods, and Bean Sticks. Includes annotated links to problem solving Internet Sites.
Experiment in Teaching and Learning Problem Solving (HTML or PDF)
A collection of problems created by 28 students in a Mathematics Education class at the University of Regina
Games from the Aboriginal People of North America
This is a collection of Aboriginal games that teachers can use to integrate culture into Mathematics lessons. The mathematical content includes patterns and relations, probability, data management, numbers and operations, problem solving, critical thinking, and geometry. Students will have fun with the games while they apply their mathematical knowledge.
Garden Shed Project
Larry designed this kit as a project in a mathematics methods class. In it he describes ten activities that result in the construction of a garden shed. The project is geared to students in grades 8 and 9. In constructing the shed students are required to perform geometric measurements, calculate/estimate materials and costs, understand scale in the reading of blueprints and perform many problem solving activities.
Geometry Activities
A collection of activities which deal with geometry concepts. Debbie has gathered these activities from various sources and used them in her middle years classroom.
Graphing Activities
A collection of activities which deal with graphing concepts. Debbie has gathered these activities from various sources and uses them in her middle years classroom.
Introduction to Geometry
This is the lead article in the sixth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The topic of the sixth edition of the newsletter is geometry and in this article Vi discusses geometry and problem solving.
Jabberwocky: A Lake and Island Board Project (HTML or PDF)
A mathematical role play using Lake and Island Boards where students plan to move from Jabberwocky to their new planet "New Jabberwocky". Activities included discussions and analysis about climate, population, distance, area and perimeter.
Math on the Farm
This article discusses some of the many ways in which math is used in agriculture. It considers specific agriculture processes, as well as a variety of math concepts.
Middle Level Mathematics: Encouraging an Algebraic Mindset.
This one of the articles in the seventh edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The focuses of this issue is patterning and algebra. In this article Ed explores the questions
  • Is it possible to introduce algebraic concepts to the middle level student without invoking uneasiness and fear? and
  • How are we able to develop an algebraic mind set which will lead to successful algebraic abstraction at the secondary level?
Included are samples of students' solutions to problems which are based on the discovery and analysis of patterns.
Middle Years Problems - 1999
A collection of problems created by students in an Mathematics Education course in the Winter of 1999. These problems are aimed at the middle years mathematics content.



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