Symmetrical measuring :An approach to teaching elementary school mathematics informed by Yup'ik Elders

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Wong, Monica, Lipka, Jerry and Andrew-Ihrke, Dora. (2014). Symmetrical measuring :An approach to teaching elementary school mathematics informed by Yup'ik Elders. In J Anderson, M Cavanagh and A Prescott (Ed.). Curriculum in focus: Research guided practice (Proceedings of the 37th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia). Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 661 - 668
AuthorsWong, Monica, Lipka, Jerry and Andrew-Ihrke, Dora
Abstract

What would the curriculum look like if it were developed from the perspective of measuring? Without formal tools, the Yup’ik Eskimos of Alaska used their body as a measuring device and employed ratios extensively in their daily practices. Math in a Cultural Context is developing curriculum materials based on Yup’ik Elders use of mathematics. This paper describes a hypothesised learning/teaching sequence that is grounded in real life experience and linked to the mathematics in the classroom. Activities that were trialled in classrooms at a K-12 school in interior Alaska are also reported.

Year2014
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Web address (URL)https://www.merga.net.au/publications/counter.php?pub=pub_conf&id=2510
Open accessOpen access
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Page range661 - 668
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationAustralia
EditorsJ Anderson, M Cavanagh and A Prescott
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