C7 – Math and Maple Syrup
Presenters: Vicki Parry, Jodie Williams (Dufferin-Peel)
Audience: Math/Indigenous – Jnr-Int
Description: In this session, we will discuss our exciting learning journey alongside the Credit River Metis Council and Gr 5 students and teachers in the exploration of mathematics and Indigenous Knowledge through the harvesting of sweet water from maple trees. We will share how students and educators were able to engage in, see purpose and connect learning and world perspectives with mathematical ideas, science and social studies through this rich and challenging experiential learning experience. As well, we will discuss how this inquiry provided us an opportunity to recognize and build relationships with local Indigenous communities.