UH West Oahu offers free Ethnomathematics Summer Institute opportunity

Participants will implement math grounded in the ethnic and cultural diversities of Hawaii

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 689-2604
Public Information Officer, University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Posted: Jan 24, 2013

Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, Coconut Island, Kane‘ohe Bay, O‘ahu
Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, Coconut Island, Kane‘ohe Bay, O‘ahu
Experience math like you never have before! Apply to be a part of the UH West O‘ahu Ethnomathematics Summer Institute happening May 20 – June 2 for free. Now in its fifth year, this groundbreaking program allows University of Hawai‘i faculty, staff, and students to design and implement mathematics grounded in the ethnic, historical, and cultural diversities of our state.
Institute scholars will participate in field studies to the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology’s Coconut Island in Kane‘ohe Bay and Mokauea Island Fishing Village in Ke‘ehi Lagoon. Scholars will also sail with the Polynesian Voyaging Society around O‘ahu and hike to Kalaupapa on the island of Moloka‘i.
The resulting research and practicum-based textbook from the Ethnomathematics Summer Institute may be used by current educators to supplement mathematics curriculum, and future teachers as training material. Past publications were featured in print, online, and on the air at the Mathematical Association of America, UH Malamalama Magazine, UH System News, Hawai‘i Herald, Hawai‘i Public Radio, and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
The Ethnomathematics Summer Institute may be taken as a three-credit elective course (MATH 296). All current University of Hawai‘i students (who have passed MATH 100), faculty and staff are invited to apply. Neighbor island participants will be responsible for flights and accommodations while on O‘ahu.
Potential participants must attend one of the following mandatory pre-institute workshops on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 5 – 6 p.m. at UH West O‘ahu, E109, or Friday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. – noon at UH West O‘ahu, E132.
Funding for the Ethnomathematics Summer Institute is provided by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education Title III, Hawai‘i Pacific Islands Campus Compact Oceanic EcosySTEM, and UH Diversity and Equity Initiative.
For more information, contact Dr. Linda Furuto at lfuruto@hawaii.edu.
UH West O‘ahu became a four-year, regional comprehensive university when it served its first class of freshmen in fall 2007. The campus offers quality education, small classes and personalized attention at convenient locations. UH West O‘ahu serves approximately 2,000 students at its brand new, state-of-the-art campus that opened in the City of Kapolei in 2012. For more information, visit http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu, http://www.twitter.com/uhwestoahu, http://www.facebook.com/uhwestoahu or call (808) 689-2800 or toll-free (866) 299-8656.

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