About IndigMEC – Indigenous Mathematics Education Conference

Lávvu, by Ellen Margrethe Skum, 2016

Lávvu is a temporary dwelling used by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia

IndigMEC is a meeting place for people around the world who engage in Indigenous mathematics education; teachers, parents, teacher students, master students and researchers. The aim of the conference is for teachers and researchers to present examples of culturally responsive mathematics teaching. Examples from work carried out with Sámi students will be highlighted. However, there will be opportunities to compare and relate this work to similar work in other parts of the world, especially in New Zealand and Canada. It is anticipated that sharing the similarities and differences between Indigenous peoples will contribute to developing more informed responses to Sámi mathematics teachers’ challenges and possibilities. The conference will be arranged around plenary speeches, poster sessions, teacher presentations, paper presentations and round table discussions.