Education: Innovation and STEM

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

Math problem
Many times, a student understands two-digit multiplication or division with remainders but still has difficulty solving a problem. Students need to be taught problem-solving strategies We all know how it important it is to keep students engaged and that’s why we have lots of free teacher resources for you, including […]

How to solve a problem: In Spanish and English

  The following 7 Generation Games are Chromebook compatible. MAKING CAMP: OJIBWE (Grades 3-5) In Making Camp: Ojibwe, players practice multiplication and division skills while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also be introduced to Ojibwe history. Earn points by solving math problems and answering social studies questions in the village-building […]

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Spirit Lake has multiplication word problems
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