## Small Number

### Adventures of Small Number

Over the last 10 years, we have worked to create a series of short stories and animated films that teach math skills and problem-solving within cultural contexts. The main character in all stories is a boy called Small Number, who has an impressive aptitude for mathematics and a proclivity for getting into mischief. Through these stories, we show students that young people, like Small Number, encounter mathematics and require knowledge of it daily. The stories highlight how mathematics can be interesting and applicable in real life problems.

### Math Catcher Outreach Program

The Math Catcher Outreach program aims to promote mathematics and scholarship in general by encouraging elementary and high school students to recognize how math is used in everyday life and how it forms the basis for many of our daily decisions and life-long choices. The storytelling, puzzles, pictures, models, and hands-on activities encourage young people to enjoy math and help dispel myths that math is boring and abstract.

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Pi Day: How Indigenous stone-fish-traps contribute to mathematical education, SFU News

Math Catcher Festival: Learning math through storytelling, Teacher Magazine

New "Small Number" K-12 Math Learning Materials Available, SFU News

Indigenization in STEM Community of Practice Kicks Off with "absolutely great" session, The FAUW Blog

Approaching Math Through Story, The Robertson Program for Inquiry-based Teaching in Mathematics and Science

Math Catcher: Mathematics Through Aboriginal Storytelling, MONTECRISTO Magazine

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Basket motifs illustrate mathematical concepts, The Source, a forum for diversity

Digital weaving: Online tool teaches math using Tla'amin basket designs, The Salish Sea Sentinel

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Indigenous basket-weaving makes an excellent digital math lesson, The Conversation

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Kids' Math Motivation Stems From Proving Something To Themselves, Forbes

Funding uncertain for SFU?s Academic Summer Camp for Aboriginal Students, The Peak

Mathematics talent abounds in Indigenous communities: Rachel Crowell's Take, AMS

Math Catcher helps Indigenous high school students by using storytelling, traditions and culture, The Globe and Mail

Indigenous Storytelling Is Inspiring British Columbia And Alberta Youth To Study Mathematics, Huffington Post

Mathematics talent abounds in Indigenous communities, National Post

Mathematics talent abounds in Indigenous communities, The Conversation

Our Campus: Mark Mac Lean ? math undergraduate chair, children?s book author and epic shitposter, The Ubyssey

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Finding strength in numbers, UBC Science

Math Catcher Outreach program offers different approach to numeracy, Windsor Start

Aboriginal teens hone math, English skills at SFU camp, Burnaby Now

Inspiring Dreams, Brooks Secondary School

UBC/CANADA: Mark MacLean Professor, Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Humana University News

Summer Camp Prepares Students for University, SFU News

SFU Reaching Out to Aboriginal Youth, SFU News

Math Catcher Outreach: seeing mathematics in our lives, Mathematics and Science in SD#38 (Richmond)

SFU professor makes math fun in a Coquitlam school, Tri-City News

SFU aboriginal program launches dream, Burnaby Now

Math and Science Field Trip at SFU, The Talking Stick