News Archive

The news archive contains news shorts about members of the Math Catcher project. You may filter our archives by year, or search for explicit keywords.

Date News

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Math Catchers visited School District 33, Chilliwack, BC. Our host was Ms. Brenda Point, Vice Principal Aboriginal Education/Shxwetetilthet.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I received the books you sent and will donate them to our Library collection so they will be available. I have spoken to several curators who are intrigued by your work with local communities in this area, particularly in bringing math and indigenous language together.
Thanks very much,
Ann Stevenson, UBC Museum of Anthropology

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Math Catchers visited Fraser Academy, Vancouver, BC. We had two sessions with 20 students keen to particiapate in our activities. The first presentations was also attended by Ms. Diana Day, a member of the Aboriginal advisory committee of the Vancouver School Board.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Veselin Jungic has been invited to talk about the Math Catcher Outreach Program at this year's Changing the Culture Conference on Friday, May 10.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Alejandro Erickson and Kassia Holland visited Dunsmuir Middle School and Lakewood Elementary in Victoria, BC. They represnted both GeoBurst and the Math Catcher Outreach program.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Math Catcher Team visited Duncan Christian School, Duncan, BC. We met with 75 students from grades 5-7 and their teachers. Thanks to all students, teachers, and the vice-principal for their hospitality!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mrs. Sarah Soltau-Heller, a grade 2 teacher in Port Hardy, BC, has posted Small Number's math stories on her classroom blog under the heading Math Stories. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Veselin Jungic presented about the Math Catcher Outreach Program at the 3rd UBC Aboriginal Math K-12 Symposium. The title of his presentation was Math Catcher: Mathematics Through Aboriginak Storytelling


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The bilingual English-Nisga'a picture book "Small Number and the Old Canoe" has been printed.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Veselin Jungic presented  to a group of students in the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics & Science Teaching Program at Douglas College, New Westminster, BC. This is a 2-year program for practicing elementary and middle school teachers who are not math/science specialists, but who want to improve their teaching of these subjects. Veselin was a guest lecturer in the course Contemporary Issues in Mathematics and Science Education. The title of his presentation was Aboriginal Students in Mathematics and Science: A Personal View.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Math Catcher Team visited Pemberton Secondary. We met with 78 students and several teachers. Thanks to all students, teachers, and the principal for their hospitality!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ms. Brenda Audrey Gladstone, COO of the Galileo Educational Network in Calgary, AB, requested several copies of the Small Number bilingual books. These books will be, in Ms. Gladsone's words, used "in our professional sessions."

 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Veselin Jungic has been invited to give a presentation about the Math Catcher Outreach Program at the 3rd UBC Aboriginal Math K-12 Symposium on February 8, 2013. For the poster of the Symposium click here.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Here is a photo of students in the SFU Aboriginal University Preparation Program with just completed hexastixs. This is another activity introduced to the Math Catcher program by Alejandro Erickson.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Mr. Khelsilem Rivers from the Squamish Nation was fetured in today's The Vancouver Sun. Khelsilem has designed two Small Number books: the English-Squamish version of the Small Number and the Old Canoe story as well as the English-Nisga'a version of the same story.