Measurement and Patterns on the Land through Coast Salish Narratives

Are you trying to consider Indigenous perspectives when you teach primary and intermediate math, and looking for ways to bring meaningful learning experiences outside as well as bring stories of the land into your classroom? In this workshop we will explore a traditional swiém (story) and the numeracy activities they inspire. Come solve a mystery with us about animal tracks of various sizes, join us on a pattern exploration with cedar weaving (using imitation cedar) and learn a few words HulÌ“qÌ“umínÌ“umÌ“ while you are at it!

Target Audience

K-2 & 3-5


Saturday 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Room Callaghan (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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  • Tannis Calder

    Tannis Calder is currently a Learning Coordinator for Indigenous Education with the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools on the Coast Salish territories of Snaw Naw As, Snuneymuxw and Stz'uminus.) Her most recent interests have involved looking at how core subject areas such as math, science, language arts and social studies can be taught through an imaginative, cross-curricular lens from an Indigenous, place-based perspective.