A film by George Paul Csicsery

Screening of Navajo Math Circles at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
August 10, 2016 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Navajo Math Circles screens August 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., as part of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival, a program of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver American Indian Commission. The free, public screening will be in the museum's Gates Planetarium, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver. Please use the Will Call entrance on the north side of the museum. (See the museum's Facebook page for more information.)

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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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