Navajo mathematician Henry Fowler links Navajo traditional weaving to math and a desire to increase math literacy on the reservation. Tatiana Shubin, other mathematicians and students describe how the math circles work, why students embrace the methods, and how they boost confidence. When students see that both math and Navajo culture are rooted in beauty they are inspired.Premiere Date: September 11, 2016 | Runtime: 00:04:27
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.