Linear growth and Patterns on the Land through Coast Salish Narratives

Looking for ways to bring Indigenous perspectives and stories from the land into your mathematics instruction? In this workshop we will explore a traditional swiém (story) “When seagull stole the sun” and the numeracy activities it inspires. Let’s explore linear growth with sea urchins, cedar weaving (using imitation cedar) and learn a few words HulÌ“qÌ“umínÌ“umÌ“ while you are at it!

Target Audience

3-5 & 6-7


Friday 10:00 AM - 11:15 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.