The Language of Mathematics – Lisa Lunney Borden

By Ruth Beatty

In May, 2019 educators rom across Ontario gathered at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus to explore and discuss the First Nations & Métis Math Voices Project, a comprehensive, long-term, multi-site project that has taken place in elementary classrooms around the province. This conference was a forum for everyone to develop relationships, and share experiences, practice, knowledge and ideas about connections between the mathematical content knowledge of the Ontario curriculum and the mathematics inherent in Indigenous technology, design, and artistry. The content focus for this conference centred on mathematics instruction, but it was also an opportunity to consider how this work can be extended more broadly in education.

Dr. Lisa Lunney Borden is a Professor of Mathematics at St. Francis Xavier University and holds the John Jerome Paul Chair for Equity in Mathematics. She is committed to research that focuses on decolonizing mathematics education through culturally based practices and experiences that are rooted in Aboriginal languages and knowledge systems.

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