A film by George Paul Csicsery

Screening of Navajo Math Circles at the Bluff Arts Festival

Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Bluff Community Hall, Bluff, Utah

Navajo Math Circles Premieres on PBS during Spotlight Education Week - September 12-17, 2016

Navajo Math Circles premieres on PBS as part of Spotlight Education Week, a special week of programming on PBS examining the challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system. The film will continue to be broadcast on PBS channels for three years. (Check local listings.)

Read more at News & Screenings, or check out some reviews of the film.

Michael Begay attended several math circle programs at his high school before attending the Math Camp at Diné College.
Photo by George Csicsery (provided by Vision Maker Media)

Hundreds of Navajo children in recent years have found themselves at the center of a lively collaboration with mathematicians from around the world. The children stay late after school and assemble over the summer to study mathematics, using a model called math circles, which originated in Eastern Europe and has proliferated across the United States. This notion of student-centered learning puts children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction, with potentially long-lasting results. Navajo Math Circles, a one-hour film, documents this process over a two year period. Read More...

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