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Citizens of Our Schools

In my own K-12 schooling I don’t have many examples of the way citizenship education was taught, because I don’t feel like my own schooling incorporated many of those life-long learning about democracy or becoming a good citizen that participates with great ideas that assist in our community and our country. If anything we learned… Continue reading Citizens of Our Schools Continue reading

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Diversity Within Mathematics

Ever since elementary school, I have never deemed myself as a “math” person. It took, and still does take, much studying and reviewing for me to retain different math concepts. My strengths have always been in the humanities and arts, as that is where I am able to reflect and develop my strengths. In saying … Continue reading Diversity Within Mathematics Continue reading

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Curriculum as Numeracy

After attending Gale’s lecture, I must say topics are certainly more interesting when someone who is passionate about them is the one introducing the topic.  I had never put so much thought into the connection between language and numeracy, probably … Continue reading Continue reading

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No one makes jokes in base 13

I really like math. And I’m good at it! But here’s the thing: I didn’t know this until after I finished school. My grade school experience with math was probably exactly like you imagined. We had a textbook, the teacher showed some examples, and then we worked on the assigned problems. For some reason, this …

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Mathematics and Inuit Mathematics

I was never good at mathematics in school, or so I thought. The Eurocentric ways we teach mathematics can be very hard for many people, as we believe there is only one correct way to teach math, which is just not true. The ways in which I was taught math consisted of work sheet, work… Continue reading Mathematics and Inuit Mathematics Continue reading

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Johnny had 19 bottles of dish soap…

Thinking back on my experiences learning math, I do not feel that I–as a white woman–was oppressed in any way. Mathematics–much like the sciences–always seemed to be that “neutral” subject wherein no biases could present themselves since it was reliant upon numbers and systems and formulas, and those inhuman, often theoretical things could not possibly…

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Math as a Human Endeavor

When I think back to my experience as a math student, I remember taking notes, then working on problems, then writing a test. I didn’t mind it, I did well in this kind of a learning environment where there was one right answer and I knew the exact steps to get to it. However, my […] Continue reading

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Different Views of Mathematics

Thinking back on my experiences in my mathematics classes, I never really thought of it as a subject that could be oppressive and/or discriminating for other students. It’s my ignorance as I was never taught that a subject such as… Continue Reading → Continue reading

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ECS 210- Blog Post #8

My Experiences: All throughout school, I loved math, hence why I am a math minor. It was always my favourite thing to do at school, other than Physical Education class and lunch of course. Now, I don’t remember math ever being oppressive or discriminating, but I also would not have known what that meant until… Continue Reading → Continue reading

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Mathematics in the Classroom-Reading Response 8

At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism “tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. … Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination” (p. 77). Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics — […] Continue reading

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