Guelph students among Canadian kids learning math concepts through Métis beading practices

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An elementary school initiative that explores math concepts while incorporating Indigenous practices is making its way into classrooms across Canada.

The Métis-math collaboration is part of a larger collection spearheaded by mathematics education researcher Ruth Beatty of Lakehead University in 2012. It’s called First Nations and Métis Math Voices. 

“One of the main reasons we started this was so that First Nations students could see themselves reflected in classroom practice, particularly around math,” said Beatty, an associate professor in Lakehead’s faculty of education.

“We recognize that there’s so much mathematics that is part of Métis cultural practices and First Nations cultural practices. So we

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