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Creating Lei Together: Making the Connection between Native Hawaiian Culture and Mathematics

Zoom: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/8089682203

Math is in our daily life! Do you want to learn how to make lei with knowledge about relation with mathematics? The Ka Pilina No’eau /BEAM parent workshops teach mathematics concepts through Hawaiian and local culture to help parents become more confident in supporting children’s math learning at home. One of our strategies is to help parents and their children see the math around them, like in cultural practices like lei making. In Hawai‘i, a lei or flower garland is gifted from one to another to show love, appreciation, or congratulate someone. Through hands-on and culturally relevant activities, parents explore how to incorporate Hawaiian culture into mathematics and play with their families in ways that address math skills.

In this session, we will provide an overview of the KPN/BEAM parent workshop, introduce certain types and styles of lei, the history of lei, and their math relations. The types of lei we will demonstrate how to make will be a ribbon and yarn lei. This session is open to everyone and is a great way to learn about Hawaiian culture. Join us to learn about and enjoy Hawaii!

Objectives:

  1. Explore various types of lei and history of lei
  2. Learn how to make a ribbon or yarn lei
  3. Explore how mathematics can be incorporated into lei making activity.

Calls to Action:

After this session, we will have time to think about our culture, what kind of people we want to express our gratitude to, and what kind of people we value. Participants will also have time to think about how to express their gratitude them. They will also have time to think about the connection between math and culture and how math is closely related to our daily lives.

Date

Feb 27 2021
Expired!

Time

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 27 2021
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

Zoom Meeting

Speakers

  • Dr. Yoko Kitami
    Dr. Yoko Kitami
    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Junior Specialist

    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    Yoko Kitami, Ph.D. is a Junior specialist at the Center on Disability Studies (CDS), University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is involved in various community and education projects at CDS. She has been serving as a parent coordinator to support mentors, parents and their children. Her current studies are focused on social and emotional learning skills for Japanese middle school students. Her interests include supporting students at risk, especially students with disabilities as well as ESL students and mental health counseling for international students.

  • Mrs. Samantha Wee
    Mrs. Samantha Wee
    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Junior Specialist/Project Coordinator

    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    Samantha Wee, M.Ed., is a Junior Specialist at the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai‘i where she is a Project Coordinator for after school STEMS programs for elementary school students. Her interests are assisting students with disabilities with their post-secondary educational goals, as well as making STEM curriculum more culturally relevant and engaging for all learners.

  • Ms. Valerie Crabbe
    Ms. Valerie Crabbe
    ALU LIKE - Director

    ALU LIKE

    Val has been with the Ho`ala Hou department of ALU LIKE, Inc. for 20 years, working with Native Hawaiian youth statewide, and serving as director for the past ten years. She has assisted in developing and implementing culturally relevant and pedagogy that incorporates Hawaiian ways of teaching and learning in the fields of science and health, `ohana engagement activities, substance abuse prevention, and the Americorp Senior Foster Grandparent Program.