Navajo mathematician Henry Fowler expresses a desire to improve math literacy on the reservation. Mathematician Tatiana Shubin, explains how the Math Circles idea works. Natanii Yazzie tells us it helped him think above the ordinary. Charmayne Seaton, seen herding sheep, has gained the confidence to pursue her dreams.Premiere Date: September 11, 2016 | Runtime: 00:00:30
Navajo Math Circles follows Navajo students in a lively collaboration with mathematicians. Using a model called math circles, the students stay late after school and assemble over the summer at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz., to study mathematics. The math circles approach emphasizes student-centered learning by putting children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction.