Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives in Math: Part 3

This is Part 3 of a series of posts on what’s out there and how teachers might utilize these resources that mesh Indigenous perspectives with the learning and teaching of mathematics. Each post in the series will highlight three resources: the first two resources are math-specific, the third is cross-curricular. Past posts: Part 1 and Part 2.

Teaching Gr.8-9 Mathematics in a First Peoples Context
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The First Nations Education Steering Committee of British Columbia has published an excellent set of resources with lesson and unit plans for grade 8 and 9 mathematics. Written from the perspective of the Lil’wat First Nation, topics include:
Grade 8 Units: Cooking with Fractions; Mapping and Transportation; Bentwood Boxes; Games of Chance
Grade 9 Units: Hunting; Circle Dwellings; Button Blankets; Statistics and Salmon

Learning Circles: Grades 4-6 Resources
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The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario has published a cross-curricular resource for grades 3-6, including lessons and activities in reading, social studies, mathematics, and science. The collection includes specific mathematics activities focused on Data and Probability for grades 4-6.

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC)
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“Established in 1999 by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. (MFNERC) provides the province’s leading education, administration, technology, language and culture services to First Nations schools in Manitoba.”
There are an excellent set of resources, conferences, and student opportunities housed and promoted through this website, specific to Manitoba.

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