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 …

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 …

Parents – How to Help Your Children to Learn & Enjoy Math Part 2


Most adults use estimation and calculators to do their daily math, rarely do they get out a piece of paper and pencil, yet so many of us view this as what math really is: worksheets or textbooks. There is often a big gap between ‘life math’ and ‘school math’. As we work on narrowing that …

Parents – How to Help Your Children to Learn & Enjoy Math Part 1


In today’s post we will be exploring how to connect reading to math, math in the home, and math out in the ‘real world”.   Parents are often wondering how to best support their kids at home in math. I’m writing a 3 blog series dedicated to just this! If you are a teacher, please feel free …