Feb 6 – Navajo Math Circles

Originally posted at http://tmtc.utulsa.edu.


Free Screening

“Navajo Math Circles” – Circle Cinema – Monday, February 6, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.

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Co-sponsored by Circle Cinema, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Math Teacher’s Circle and Tulsa Math Girls’ Circle, and supported by Flint Family Foundation.

Navajo Math Circles follows Navajo students in a lively collaboration with mathematicians. Using a model called math circles, the students stay late after school and assemble over the summer at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, to study mathematics. The math circles approach emphasizes student-centered learning by putting children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction.This is a beautiful film that shows that anyone can learn mathematics if it is approached in the right way. The film shows how math circles help raise the hopes of parents, students, and teachers for a brighter future.

The film is open to the public; it will last for one hour and will be followed by a Q&A session led by Tatiana Shubin, the co-founder/co-director of the Navajo Nation Math Circles project. There will be refreshments and mingling with Tatiana following the Q&A session.

Tatiana Shubin is a Mathematics Professor at San Jose State University where she also conducts the San Jose Math Circle. (read more information about Tatiana by clicking on her name above).

Thank you to Circle Cinema and Flint Family Foundation for their support of this event.

About the Author: Levi Patrick

I serve as the Director of Secondary Mathematics for the Oklahoma State Department of Education. This is my eleventh year in education and I am so happy to be surrounded by OKMath teachers who are so passionate, creative, and determined to do great things for mathematics education in Oklahoma.

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