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Project bringing Indigenous ways into math classes sees improved student understanding – Regina Leader-Post

“We tend to think of math as just numbers and it’s more than numbers. It’s part of life.”

As a First Nations and Metis education consultant, Sharon Meyer noticed that of all the classes where schools were bringing in Indigenous knowledge and reconciliation, math classes were never mentioned.

In an effort to change this, Meyer teamed up with Glen Aikenhead, a professor emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Education, to create the Mathematics for Reconciliation for Professional Development project.

With funding provided by the McDowell Foundation, the pair recruited four math teachers at Carrot River Jr. Sr. High School to develop seven math lesson plans that incorporate Indigenous understandings of math into the existing provincial curriculum.

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