This session will offer an introduction to Culturally Responsive Math Teaching and will outline some of the key characteristics as well as provide some classroom examples (from grades 4-10). Culturally Responsive Teaching is deisgned to create more equitable learning environments and involves considerations for both content and pedagogical tools and structures.
Nikki Lineham is a math teacher, math education consultant, co-founder of Educating Now, and a PhD student. Nikki is passionate about making mathematics accessible for all people and so created Educating Now, an online resource for teachers, as a way to support teachers in learning to use manipulatives, visuals and language to support students in developing deeper math understanding. Her passion stems from watching students, teachers and parents learn to understand math conceptually and the resulting growth in confidence, achievement and love for math. Nikki completed a postgraduate certificate in ethnomathematics at the University of Hawaii in 2019 and is currently working on her PhD in Math Education at the University of Victoria.