November 6, 2016

PROGRAM

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

  1. Relevant to their lives and identity;
  2. Interconnected with the lives and identities of other students from different cultural backgrounds; and
  3.  Attainable: anyone can do mathematics. 

 

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR DETAILS

        Our Six Sessions are as follow

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. 

TIME SLOTS

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 

  1. Computer or Laptop (Please No Mac Computers or IPads);
  2. Working webcam and microphone; and
  3. Quiet space away from loud conversations and noises.  

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