Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education

The recent Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015) outlines many recommendations for educators and school districts. The need to adapt these recommendations for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students’ learning is underway and some progress has been made for most subject areas, particularly in the area of Ministry of Education resources. Mathematics education is arguably one of the subject areas that is least developed in terms of Indigenous Ways of Knowing. Teachers are particularly underprepared – the challenges are widespread and permeate classrooms both on and off reserves. The aim of this CoP is advancing mathematics learning for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, building on ways that have been identified through traditional technologies and design, as well as expanding the lens of educators to deepen their understanding on the benefits of integrating Indigenous Ways of Knowing into their practice. Membership in this CoP will include Indigenous community leaders, Elders, and/or Traditional Knowledge Holders.

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Indigenous Knowledge & Mathematics

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Betsy Kechego & Jodie Williams


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