This session is an introduction to culturally responsive mathematics teaching where we will explore worldviews and their impacts on teaching and learning, as well as the characteristics of culturally responsive teaching. I will also share teaching strategies, sample activities, daily practices, and approaches to mathematics teaching so that participants can implement some of the ideas right away. The format will be lecture, with some discussion and interactive components.
Nikki Lineham is a math teacher, math education consultant, co-founder of Educating Now, and a PhD candidate. Nikki is passionate about making mathematics accessible for all people and strives to support teachers, students and parents in developing numeracy skills. She created Educating Now, an online resource for teachers, as a way to support teachers in learning to use manipulatives, visuals and language to help their students develop deeper math understanding. Nikki completed a postgraduate certificate in ethnomathematics at the University of Hawaii in 2019 and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Victoria focusing on how culture interconnects with mathematics education