Barriere Elementary School, Barriere, BC


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Math Catchers Outreach Program visited the Secwepemc territory in Barriere B.C.  Dr. Veselin Jungic and Lindsay Clifton went to Barrieire Elementary School where we visited the grade 6 class.  After I introduced myself to the class in my traditional language of Sm'algyax a student decided to open up to me and introduce himself to me in his traditional language of Shuswap.  What an honour!  He went on to tell me that he learnt his language from his elders at a very young age. With the grade 6 class we did math puzzles, Mobius strips and played with some math toys.  The students embraced and enjoys doing the math puzzles and the Mobius strips.  The students also had a wonderful time playing with the math toys.  Hopefully we left the students with an experience they will never forget and that they enjoyed themselves with our activities.  It was incredible to meet the teachers and students of Barrieire Elementary. We would like to thank Mike Bowden for inviting us to visit your school.  We had an unforgettable visit to your school.