Mathematics and Culture in Micronesia: Integrating Societal Experiences

Increasing the learning of mathematics through culturally sensitive methods


MACIMISE is a collaborative research and development project led by PREL and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Founded on ethnomathematics research, the project aims to increase the mathematics learning of first-, fourth-, and seventh-grade elementary school students in eight Micronesian island groups. Over the past five years, team members have developed and field-tested culturally and linguistically sensitive grade-level curriculum units in specific mathematics topics, such as numbers and counting, division of whole numbers and fractions, and elements of geometry, each focused on the indigenous mathematics learning experiences embedded within each of the eight island communities.

The Principal Investigator for MACIMISE is Dr. Donald Rubinstein (PREL; University of Guam). Co-Principal Investigator is Dr. Thomas Craven (University of Hawaii). The MACIMISE project is funded by the National Science Foundation (Award No. 0918309).

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