Alliance of Indigenous Math Circles (AIMC)
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4CMTC Meeting at Navajo Prep
The 4 Corners Math Teachers’ Circle will meet 5-8PM on October 24, 2018 at Navajo Preparatory School. Topic is “Fractals with Adding Machine Paper.” Stimulating math circle sessions where the level of mathematics will be accessible to elementary school students but can be adapted to wide range of ages and abilities. This does not mean that the puzzles will not be difficult! And be sure that you will carry away lots of ideas for your own classrooms.
SUMMER CAMP 2018 at Navajo Prep
May 28-June 2. Grades 7-12. Prepare for great fun! Application period is now closed. Prepare yourself, campers, for a GREAT time.
Tatiana Shubin makes news!
Fowler and Klein Collaborate with the Kennedy Museum of Art
The AIMC’s Henry Fowler and Bob Klein, together with Sally and Perfelia Fowler, began work with the staff at the Kennedy Museum of Art, to co-curate a Fall 2019 exhibit that highlights connections between the Kennedy’s extensive 700+ collection of Diné weavings and the tapestries of mathematics. Details to follows, though pictures can be found on the Our Stories page. Many thanks to the amazing staff at the KMA for their generous willingness to share and to create together.
Dr. Henry Fowler in Scientific American.
Check out this Scientific American article about a new podcast, called “My Favorite Theorem”, with Henry Fowler talking about his favorite theorem and its connection to his Navajo identity:
Nov. 11: Four Corners Math Circle Workshop at Navajo Prep
Ms. D. Fernandez of Navajo Prep will be hosting a Fall MTC workshop on Saturday, November 11 from 9am-3pm. The AIMC and New Mexico Math Circles Collaborative are supporting the event that is open to teachers of all grades 5-12. Certificates of participation will be provided to all teachers. RSVP to Ms. Fernandez (email dfernandez at navajoprep followed by the dot com). To be alerted to this and future events, please see our instruction sheet below for signing up for our text-messaging alert system from Remind.com (here, sign up for one or more states).
Exploding Dots! at Santa Fe Indian School. Contributing to Global Math Day!
The Mathematics Department at Santa Fe Indian School, in partnership with the Alliance of Indigenous Math Circles, joined 1.7 million math fans around the world engaged in the Global Math Project by sponsoring a free Exploding Dots workshop on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The event was attended by 10 teaching professionals from 8:00-12:00 in the MST Lecture Hall on the SFIS campus.
The Navajo Nation’s FIRST Math Teachers’ Circle! You are invited!
The AIMC was proud to support the first meeting of the Navajo Math Teachers’ Circle on Sep. 23 (Saturday) in Kayenta, AZ at Monument Valley High School. Topic was “Number Sense across the Grades” and was facilitated by Drs. Pam Smith and Anne McCarthy of Fort Lewis College (Colorado).
The Alliance of Indigenous Math Circles Teachers’ Immersion Workshop! You made history!
Thanks to the participants of the July 13-15 Summer Math Teachers’ Circle Immersion Workshop at Greyhills Academy in Tuba City, AZ who made it a great success. Some materials and links are below. Please contact if you have questions! Thanks also to the Carnegie Corporation of New York for their generous support.
Coins in Twoland: Notes & Handouts (PDF, 268KB)
The Global Math Project: Homepage. Join now! Free!
Mathematical Origami: Constructions (PDF, 65 KB); Sonobe Units (PDF, 42 KB); Minako Flowers (PDF, 28 KB); Magic Pinwheel (PDF, 63KB); Star Kusadama Ornament (PDF, 39KB); Zig-Zag Phizz Units (PDF, 61KB). Thanks to Amanda Serenevy and the Riverbend Community Math Center for these!
Modular Arithmetic: Notes (PDF, 68 KB)
Learn more about our project.
The following videos describe our work on the Navajo Nation with the Navajo Nation Math Circles project. George Csicsery of Zala Films have compiled these video shorts from the Navajo Math Circles documentary film shown on PBS.