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PBS Hawaiʽi Features UHM Ethnomathematics (2022)

Professor of Mathematics Education Linda Furuto is featured in an episode of PBS Hawaiʽi’s Home is Here. The segment highlights the UH Mānoa College of Education Ethnomathematics Program and the positive impact of place-based STEM teaching and learning in classrooms and communities in Hawai‘i and beyond. Janel Marr, veteran educator and graduate-turned-lecturer, shares her transformational journey on finding a renewed sense of purpose and sense of place. Filmed at the College of Education and aboard Hōkūleʻa, the segment discusses how ethnomathematics amplifies the voices of students and empowers teacher leaders as we voyage on land and sea.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Affiliate TODOS Podcast Features UHM Ethnomathematics (2021)

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics-affiliate TODOS Mathematics for ALL Podcast features the UH Mānoa Ethnomathematics Program on season 2, episode 14. Join cohosts Maria Zavala and Celine Liu to learn about the program, what ethnomathematics means to our guests, and get inside key ideas of ethnomathematics. Featured scholars are teacher leaders Phil Fernandez-Brennan and Lauren Nowak and program director Dr. Linda Furuto.

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First-in-the-world UH Ethnomathematics Licensure Approved by Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (2019)

In 2018, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education began offering the first academic program in ethnomathematics in the world. Later that year, the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board approved ethnomathematics as a field of licensure at all K–12 grade band levels. The future vision of the ethnomathematics program is to strive to be a model for how we learn and teach mathematics that honors all people and places, and to be a catalyst for positive change in the communities we’re endeavoring to serve in Hawaiʻi and around the world.

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Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Hawai‘i to Tahiti – Hōkūle‘a Navigation Report (2013)

Founded on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, the Polynesian Voyaging Society seeks to perpetuate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles of traditional voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments. The following video of Dr. Linda Furuto was taken on the first international leg of Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Hawai‘i to Tahiti on board Hōkūle‘a. (

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    Visiting Scholar in Mathematics at the University of Tokyo with Professor Takehiko Kariya, Tokyo, Japan

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    Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Research in Primary Schools, Tokyo, Japan

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    Harvard University Mathematics Project “IF” Inventing the Future, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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    U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., USA

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    UCLA Center for International Development in Education Staff, Los Angeles, California

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    L.D.S. Technical College, Suva, Fiji

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    East-West Center International Conference Plenary Session, Hanoi, Vietnam

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    World Council of Comparative and International Education Society President and Secretary General, Perth, Australia

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    Mathematical Association of America Fellows,
    New York City, New York, USA

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    University of Hawai‘i Students Attend Hōkūle‘a Field Study, Sand Island, Hawai‘i, USA

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    University of Hawai‘i Students Attend Field Study to the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology’s Coconut Island, Kane‘ohe Bay, Hawai‘i

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    Polynesian Voyaging Society and Hōkūle‘a Crew Members Voyaging by Celestial Navigation,
    Kaho‘olawe Island, Hawai‘i, USA