Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Aboriginal Math day at the UBC Longhouse

Here is a link to the program for this exciting day that we will be participating in as part of the secondary CFE.

It is not only about garden-based education, but it will introduce aspects of teaching culture and curriculum through traditional experiential learning in weaving, drum-making, etc. -- all of which could be supported and co-taught by gardens and other outdoor classroom places.

Looking forward to this event!

Indigenous Education, Mathematics Education 
and the Curriculum
Thursday May 12 8:45 – 3:00
First Nations Longhouse 1985 West Mall UBC Vancouver
Online Registration: Here
Program details: Here
Please join us for this year’s Aboriginal Math Symposium. This year’s theme is Indigenous Education, Mathematics Education and the Curriculum.
Agenda: 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
8:30 – 9:00 am       Pick up registration material. Coffee/Tea available. Meet & Greet.
9:00 – 9:15 am       Welcoming Remarks and Story
9:15 – 9:45 am       Math Activity with Shawn Desaulniers
9:45 – 10:45 am     Weaving Aboriginal Ways of Knowing and Ethnomathematics with Carolyn Roberts (20 minute presentation followed by 20-30 min discussion)
10:45 – 11:00 am     Refreshment Break
11:00 – 12:00 am     When Math Meets Weaving with Karla Gamble, Matthew Houghland, Daryl Goeson and Maria Nicolidakis
(20 minute presentation followed by 20-30 min discussion)
12:00 – 12:45 pm.    Lunch is provided
12:45 – 1:45 pm     Doing Mathematics While Building Community with Lori Bernard (20 minute presentation followed by 20-30 min discussion)
1:45 – 2:45 pm     Math and Drum Making with Don Bowser, Katrina Melan, and Rob Wielgoz (20 minute presentation followed by 20-30 min discussion)
2:45 – 3:00 pm     Wrap-up Discussion, Door Prizes.
The 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
For further information or if you have questions please contact our Aboriginal Math Symposium Graduate Assistant Kwesi Yaro at
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