Integrating First Nations, Inuit and Metis content into the Mathematics Classroom
First Nations, Inuit and Metis (FNIM) content, perspectives and ways of knowing are essential components of the renewed Saskatchewan Mathematics curriculum.
For example, in Mathematics 9, one of the outcomes is "research and present how First Nations and Metis peoples, past and present, envision, represent and make use of probability and statistics".
According to the Saskatchewan Mathematics Curriculum, an awareness of students' cultural context and using instructional practices such as a holistic, inquiry-based, constructivist approach to teaching mathematics will influence the success of First Nations and Metis students in the mathematics classroom (Grade 9 curriculum, p. 18).
These websites will assist you with incorporating FNIM content into the mathematics classroom:
1. First Nations' Games of Chance Website
The website has two purposes:
- to provide some meaningful and engaging contexts to enrich the classroom experiences that students may have with respect to mathematics, and
- to support the building of cultural awareness and understanding by highlighting social games within the First Nations' cultures.
2. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education Links Database
3. Games from the Aboriginal People of North America: Math Content