Integrating mathematics into our culture

Students see the importance of mathematics when they can use it to solve real-life problems. Integrating mathematics with different fields will help teachers and students to answer the questions: "Why do we need to learn this?” and “Where do we use it?".  We live in an environment full of cultural elements – showing students the beauty of mathematics in the music they listen to, the historical buildings they visit, and the food they eat, will help them to love and enjoy mathematics.

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Friday 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Room Eagle (Delta)
Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites

This session is full.


  • Zibakhanim Alibalayeva

    Zibakhanim Alibalayeva is a second-year Ph.D. student in the faculty of Education at the University of Victoria. Her research interest is digital technology in mathematics education. For the last 6 years, she has been teaching mathematics in middle and high schools in Azerbaijan.

  • Nahid Pourdolat Safari

    Nahid Pourdolat Safari is a second-year Ph.D. student in educational studies. She has taught Mathematics for more than 14 years back in her country Iran. She has had classes in calculus, applied mathematics, and ordinary equations. Her research interest is designing pre-service and in-service programs for mathematics instructors.