Curriculum Connections and Aboriginal Perspectives
- Date: 05/03/2013
Curriculum Connections and Aboriginal Perspectives: Ideas and Resources for Grades 3-6 Mathematics Teachers
Participants will experience hands-on, inquiry based mathematics activities, each with an Aboriginal theme and directly connected to learning outcomes in the Saskatchewan elementary mathematics curriculum. These activities were designed for students in grades 3 to 6 by students in the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) at the University of Regina, with guidance from two faculty members in mathematics and mathematics education (the facilitators of this workshop). The activities formed the basis of two recent workshops delivered to grades 4 and 6 teachers in Regina, as well as a research project which explored teachers’ perceptions of, and insights into, Aboriginal perspectives in the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Kathleen Nolan and Harley Weston (University of Regina)