A film by George Paul Csicsery

Reviews & Upcoming Screenings of Navajo Math Circles

Monday, February 6, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Free screening at Circle Cinema in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with mathematician Tatiana Shubin, co-founder and co-director of the Navajo Nation Math Circles Project.

The Navajo Nation Math Circles project and Navajo Math Circles are featured in an excellent article by Patty Talahongva in AISES Winds of Change Magazine – "Counting on Creativity: Navajo Nation Math Circles Promotes Problem Solving" (Fall 2016)

Navajo Math Circles premiered on PBS in September 2016 as part of Spotlight Education Week and continues to be broadcast on PBS channels. Check your local listings for new broadcasts.

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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