Program makes math fun for Aboriginal students

July 3, 2013

A math professor from Simon Fraser University has developed a math program for K-12 students that makes learning math fun. Veselin Jungic created “Math Catcher: Mathematics through Aboriginal Storytelling” in order to address a problem he saw among university students: they did well in other subjects, but struggled in math. Jungic believes the aversion to math starts very young, and his goal is to introduce math to students using storytelling, models, and hands-on projects. Although any student can benefit from his program, Jungic is especially interested in reaching Aboriginal students, so he incorporates Aboriginal storytelling and imagery, and brings Aboriginal university students into the classrooms to serve as role models. Tri-City News