A Film by George Paul Csicsery

Reviews & Upcoming Screenings of Navajo Math Circles

Friday, August 4 & Saturday,
August 5, 2017 - 1 p.m.

The Native Film Series 2017 Screens Navajo Math Circles at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in New Mexico

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Navajo Math Circles Screens at Nandeebie Screen, a First Peoples film festival in Cleveland (Nandeebie), Queensland, Australia

Navajo Math Circles premiered on PBS in September 2016 as part of Spotlight Education Week and continues to be broadcast on PBS channels. Check your local listings for new broadcasts.

Read more at News & Screenings, or check out some reviews of the film.

Michael Begay attended several math circle programs at his high school before attending the Math Camp at Diné College.
Photo by George Csicsery (provided by Vision Maker Media)

Hundreds of Navajo children in recent years have found themselves at the center of a lively collaboration with mathematicians from around the world. The children stay late after school and assemble over the summer to study mathematics, using a model called math circles, which originated in Eastern Europe and has proliferated across the United States. This notion of student-centered learning puts children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction, with potentially long-lasting results. Navajo Math Circles, a one-hour film, documents this process over a two year period. Read More...

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