MATHEMATICS AND CULTURE ONLINE
Our 2016 pilot online Mathematics tutoring showed children and their parents as willing to participate in online learning. The convenience attached to online learning as learning at home and in the evenings provided an option which did not take away from their child's after-school activities. Overall, this experience inspired us to expand the program for the 2017-2018 school year to include more children in Brooklyn and other boroughs interested and committed to getting additional mathematics help through an online virtual classroom setting.
This year our program "Mathematics and Culture Online" is inspired from the ethnomathematics field. Ethnomathematics is the study of culture and mathematics. We will tie different cultures from African-American/African Cultures, Asian Cultures, Middle Eastern Cultures and Native American Cultures alongside Ancient civilization to problem-based learning, number and math talks to teach the following topics on the Common Core Standards: Place Value, Fractions, Decimals, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Measurement, Geometry, and Probability & Data Analysis.
It is our hope embedding different culture and mathematics together will help children see their mathematical development as
- Relevant to their lives and identity;
- Interconnected with the lives and identities of other students from different cultural backgrounds; and
- Attainable: anyone can do mathematics.
2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR DETAILS
SESSION ONE The Ancients, Arabians, and Hindus Culture in Math: Whole Numbers, Fractions, and Decimals
Topics: WHOLE NUMBERS (Place Value), FRACTIONS, AND DECIMALS
Dates: Monday, September 25, 2017 to Friday, November 3, 2017
SESSION TWO Asian Cultures in Math: Addition and Subtraction
Topics: ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION
Dates: Monday, November 13, 2017 to Friday, December 22, 2017
SESSION THREE Asian Cultures in Math: Multiplication and Division
Topics: MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION
Dates: Monday, January 8, 2018 to Friday, February 16, 2018
SESSION FOUR African American/African Cultures in Math: Geometry, Probability, and Data Analysis
Topics: GEOMETRY, PROBABILITY, AND DATA ANALYSIS
Dates: Monday, February 26, 2018 to Friday, March 30, 2018
SESSION FIVE Native American Culture in Our Test Prep
Topics: ALL TOPICS
Dates: Monday, April 9, 2018 to Friday, May 4, 2018
SESSION SIX Finish Strong
Topics: ALL TOPICS
Dates: Monday, May 14, 2018 to Friday, June 15, 2018
THE ANCIENTS, ARABIANS,AND HINDUS CULTURE IN MATH: WHOLE NUMBERS, FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS
THE ANCIENTS, ARABIANS, AND HINDUS CULTURE IN MATH: WHOLE NUMBERS, FRACTIONS, AND DECIMALS.
SECTION A: 5:15 PM TO 5:45 PM
SECTION B: 6:15 PM TO 6:45 PM
SECTION C: 7:15 PM TO 7:45 PM
TOOLS TO PARTICIPATE
To participate in the online Mathematics tutoring your child will need
- Computer or Laptop (Please No Mac Computers or IPads);
- Working webcam and microphone; and
- Quiet space away from loud conversations and noises.