AnnMaria



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As CEO of 7 Generation Games, I am proud and humbled to be able to announce that we have received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a new learning platform, specifically aimed at helping meet the needs of Indigenous students and the educators working to serve these communities.

Announcing Growing Math Project to Meet Immediate Educational Needs of ...


Time Spent Learning Your Culture is of the Essence Several years ago, Dr. Erich Longie and I participated in an analysis of the National Indian Education Study database where we found that the more native youth learned their culture and language in school, the worse their math scores. This finding […]

Include Native American Culture in Your Math Class








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In nearly 30 years teaching and consulting on American Indian reservations, I’ve seen a dismaying number of failures to provide a good education. In the movie, Mask, the mother of a boy with a noticeable physical disfigurement is trying to register him for middle school. The principal says,  Perhaps a […]

Failing Native American students: Let me count the ways


This spotlight on AnnMaria was recently included in the April 2020 AARP Purpose Prize Alumni Newsletter.   Alumni Spotlight: Meet AnnMaria De Mars 2019-2020 Fellow President/Co-founder, 7 Generation Games Education’s the door to a better future, but it’s one closed to most low-income children. Without crucial math and literacy skills […]

Meet AnnMaria De Mars – AARP Purpose Prize Alumni Spotlight