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VIDEO: Making Cultural Assets Count: Funds of Math Knowledge in Yucatec Maya Math Classrooms

The wealth of cultural assets that minority students and students with fewer socioeconomic resources bring to the classroom are frequently undervalued and overwritten. If we continue to ignore these students’ assets, we perpetuate the larger system of inequity. How can we make sure that we illuminate the assets of all of our students in our classrooms? This presentation illustrates the problem and offers some solutions. If you would like to watch this presentation on my research in a Yucatec Maya village, then check out the video from the SRJC Arts and Lecture Series from September 24, 2018. You could show parts of it to students in a math, anthropology, education, or equity course.




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