Creating Math Learning Environments for Indigenous Students through E-books
Wednesday, June 25 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
The main purpose of this one-year case study was to create mathematics learning environments for indigenous students through culture-based math e-books. The researcher led the "Tribal Math Volunteers" to enter an indigenous tribe, Jayama, and designed culture-based math e-books for indigenous students of tribal elementary schools. Through five stages of guidance, the participants worked together to develop two sets of culture-based math e-books in total. Five major data were collected in this one-year case study to understand how the researcher created math learning environments and the appropriation of these environments for indigenous students. It is expected that such cooperation between universities and local elementary schools will lead to improvement in the mathematics learning environments for the tribes.