Navajo Math Circles
Emphasizing student-centered learning puts children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction. This is especially clear in
Navajo Math Circles, a documentary that
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, Arizona, to study mathematics.
Discover the challenges in education on the Navajo Nation and explore a new approach for improving the mathematical skills of students. The Navajo Math Circles project summons applications of math in Native culture to provide tools for increasing math literacy, highlighting the special connections between Navajo culture, natural beauty and mathematics. The film shows how math circles help raise the hopes of parents, students and teachers for a brighter future.