Ethnomathematics – What It Is and Why It’s Important


I want to share some of what I’m learning through my ethnomathematics courses – we are currently focusing on how to teach culturally sustaining (this is the new term that replaces culturally relevant or culturally responsive pedagogy). To be honest, I’ve realized that I have had a huge blind spot in my own practice with …

How Do I Teach Conceptually AND Cover the Curriculum?


I first heard the phrase ‘slow down to speed up’ in my Master’s program- they were talking about the importance of taking the time to create common values, vision and missions within organizations.     These processes are expensive and time-consuming so many organizations don’t do it….but the culture and therefore efficacy of the organization …

Parents – How to Help Your Children to Learn & Enjoy Math Part 3


I saved the best for last!   Who doesn’t love playing games?! This last post for parents on how to support your children in building number sense is all about games. So far, we’ve explored how math is all around us and how we can think mathematically while reading, baking, out in nature or anywhere …