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The Math Catcher Outreach Progam Is In The News Again!
The Math Catcher Outreach Program aims to tackle the stigma surrounding mathematics among Indigenous and non-Indgenous youth through a series of initiatives. These include school visits, workshops, academic summer camps, tutoring programs, and creation of learning resources in various First Nation languages. The aims of the program are straightforward: to demonstrate that mathematics is part of everyday life and consistent with Indigenous culture; to prove that mathematics can be interesting and even fun; and to emphasize that mathematics can lead to a rewarding future.
Math Catcher introduces mathematics and science to Aboriginal students through the use of First Nations imagery and storytelling. Math Catcher has produced 9 animated films in several First Nations languages (Blackfoot, Cree, Squamish, Heiltsuk, Nisga’a, Sliammon, Halq’em ́eylem, Hul’q’umi’num’, and Huu-ay- aht) as well as bilingual picture books in Blackfoot/English, Cree/English, Squamish/English, Nisga’a/English, and Sliammon/English.
The Program is based on the belief that it is crucial that we engage Aboriginal students in mathematics and science at the early age.
The following is a list of recent news articles published about Dr Veselin Jungic and the Math Catcher Outreach Program; showcasing all of their amazing accomplishments:
- "Mathematics talent abounds in Indigenous communities": Rachel Crowell's Take (AMS)
- "Math Catcher helps Indigenous high school students by using storytelling, traditions and culture" (Globe & Mail)
- "Traditional story telling helps more Indigenous youth 'catch on' to math" (SFU News)
- "Mathematics talent abounds in Indigenous communities" (National Post)
- "Mathematics talent abount in Indigenous communities" (The Conversation)
- "Indigenous Storytelling Is Inspiring British Columbian And Alberta Youth To Study Mathematics" (Huffington Post)
To find out more about the Math Catcher Outreach Program - Please check out the Math Catcher website!