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Monday
02
APR

Distinguished Scholars Lecture: Dean Jim Barta

18:30
19:30
Bemidji State University
Event organized by Bemidji State University

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“Math and Culture: Indigenous Activities and Instruction for Our Students,”

His research involves interviewing elders in tribal communities to learn how math was traditionally used in everyday practice such as in beadwork, moccasin or mitten making, home construction, telling time or making a calendar. Using this knowledge as a framework, he explains these traditional activities using modern mathematical concepts. This work illustrates to teachers how the lived experiences of their students can create bridges of understanding and learn the relevance and application of their newly gained knowledge.

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