Culture-Based School Mathematics for Reconciliation and Professional Development.

Researchers: Sharon Meyer, Glen Aikenhead, Kelley Cardinal, Danny Sylvestre 
and Ted View

Our project is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 10th Call to Action, which includes: “developing culturally appropriate curricula” (TRC, 2016, p. 165). The project was designed to better understand how four rural teachers (grades 5-12) can promote culturally responsive experiences for non-Indigenous and Indigenous students by embedding some Indigenous mathematics in their classrooms. 

By learning some local Indigenous mathematics, explicitly related to the local Indigenous worldview, non-Indigenous teachers and students develop an understanding of their Indigenous neighbours. And therein lies a tangible act of reconciliation – cross-cultural respect arising from mutual understanding.

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