The Resource The role of the tribal elder in teaching calculus through an ethnomathematics lens, Robert Riggs, (electronic resource)

The role of the tribal elder in teaching calculus through an ethnomathematics lens, Robert Riggs, (electronic resource)

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The role of the tribal elder in teaching calculus through an ethnomathematics lens
Title
The role of the tribal elder in teaching calculus through an ethnomathematics lens
Statement of responsibility
Robert Riggs
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In action research study I was the classroom teacher of high school-aged African American students participating in the six-week summer portion of the Reach Up program. The purpose of Reach Up is to help students improve study skills, build confidence, motivation, self-discipline, maturity and better grades so that they can go to the college of their choice. Students selected have demonstrated academic promise, are "first-generation" college students, and have been selected from the city's urban core high schools. This study examined the relational and instructional dynamics that took place in the classroom in which the curriculum was developed through an ethnomathematical lens. Ethnomathematics is grounded in the Freirean model of valuing the intellectual contributions of marginalized cultures and using these contributions to teach for liberation. This study introduces the culturally responsive strategy of teaching as the "Tribal Elder." A Tribal Elder is one who is a leader in the community, who knows how to navigate the outside world to ensure survival, is related to the students by kin, and is trusted by the students and their parents. How these relations were built, while at the same time engaging the students in high-level mathematics is reported. It was hoped that unpacking my teaching and investigating from the inside would lead to further development of the theory of the mathematics teacher as Tribal Elder in the classroom and could then be emulated by others
Cataloging source
UMK
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1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riggs, Robert
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2012.
Granting institution
School of Education, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Dept of Physics. University of Missouri-Kansas City
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barger, Rita
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  • Action research in education
  • Ethnomathematics
  • African American students
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The role of the tribal elder in teaching calculus through an ethnomathematics lens, Robert Riggs, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Curriculum and Instruction and Mathematics and Physics."
  • Advisor: Rita Barger
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-286)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. Parental/guardian informed consent form -- Appendix B. Student assent letter -- Appendix C. Student interview protocols -- Appendix D. Student mathematical autobiography assent form and protocol -- Appendix E. Rise Up Summer Academy mathematics curriculum -- Appendix F. Pre-/post-test
Control code
801086398
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801086398
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The role of the tribal elder in teaching calculus through an ethnomathematics lens, Robert Riggs, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Curriculum and Instruction and Mathematics and Physics."
  • Advisor: Rita Barger
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-286)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. Parental/guardian informed consent form -- Appendix B. Student assent letter -- Appendix C. Student interview protocols -- Appendix D. Student mathematical autobiography assent form and protocol -- Appendix E. Rise Up Summer Academy mathematics curriculum -- Appendix F. Pre-/post-test
Control code
801086398
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801086398
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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