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Addressing Diversity in the Mathematics Classroom with Cultural Artifacts

Kanwal Neel 

September 2005, Volume 11, Issue 2, Page 54

Abstract:
A project done in middle school mathematics classes that addresses the learners' diversity and acknowledges their heritage, multiple abilities, and learning styles. Article discusses the use of cultural artifacts and creative stories, to enable one to teach and assess mathematics in an imaginative and creative way that both respects diversity and extends the understanding to a personal context. Includes project directions and a scoring rubric for assessment.

Keywords:
English Language Learners (ELL)
Multicultural
Article
Curriculum Developer
Assessment / Testing
Grades 6-8
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Student Work
Shapes