A Cultural Introduction to Math
Author: Alison L. Gear
Journal: Teaching Children Mathematics
Publication Date: February 2012
Gear (2012) describes an interactive family literacy project that is cultural responsive to the aboriginal heritage of the families of kindergarten children in her district. Through a parent orientation, the author invites parents to share their experiences with mathematics and then explains the mathematics in aboriginal art, games, and stories. The article provides details on implementing a culturally responsive approach for early mathematics that adheres to the principles of respect, responsibility, reverence, and reciprocity.