A film by George Paul Csicsery

October & November 2016 Navajo Math Circles Screenings

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 6:30 to 9 p.m.Movie Night at the 2016 AISES National Conference, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 12 to 4 p.m. - Program 8 at the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 11:15 a.m.UNAFF 2016, Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 1 p.m.Laughlin International Film Festival, Laughlin, NV
Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 7 to 10 p.m. – Bluff Arts Festival Saturday Night Films, Bluff, UT
Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 6 p.m.SACNAS 2016 National Diversity in STEM Conference, Long Beach, CA

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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