Aboriginal Math Symposium Feb 27 2015:

Mathematics, Students and Community

February 27, 2015, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall)

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Please join us for the 5th Aboriginal Math K-12 Symposium at the First Nations Longhouse, UBC on February 27, 2015. This symposium is an opportunity for teachers, administrators, Ministry representatives, community members, and academics to connect, explore, imagine and share new ideas, resources and research on Aboriginal mathematics education from kindergarten to Grade 12. Together we hope to:

  • Learn about new research in mathematics and Aboriginal education
  • Discuss and share approaches, research and educational projects for improving Aboriginal math education
  • Develop community connections to facilitate and support improving Aboriginal math education

Program Description

During the day we will work on activities that involve the connections of mathematics, students, and community. Participants will have opportunities to do mathematics, explore cultural connections, network with others, share stories, and discuss and share their research and teaching strategies with each other.

Agenda: 8:45 am – 3:00 pm

8:45 – 9:00 am       Pick up registration material. Coffee/Tea available. Meet & Greet.

9:00 – 9:35 am       Welcoming Remarks and Story

Coming Together with Mathematics; Getting to Know Your Neighbours

9:35 – 10:10 am     Story, Drawing, and Mathematics with Haida Artist Billy Yovanovich, Haida Gwaii

10:10 – 11:25 am     Bringing Math to the Community; Doing Math with the Community

10:45 – 11:15 am     Refreshment Break

11:25 – 12:20 am     Informal Sharing (participants sharing ideas and projects – 10 min each)

12:20 – 1:00 pm.     Lunch is provided

1:00 – 1:45 pm      Informal Sharing Projects (participants sharing ideas and projects – 10 min each)

1:45 – 2:15 pm      Story, Community and Math with Raven Brings the Light

2:15 – 2:45pm       A Conversation with Niakapamux Artist Andrew Dexel Enpaauk.

2:45 – 3:15 pm      Wrap-up Discussion, Door Prizes.


For questions, please contact: indigenous.education@ubc.ca

Registration closes February 24, 2015. Registration fees: $25



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