Navajo Math Circles

Navajo Math Circles

Students on the Navajo reservation take part in an extraordinary experiment in math education.

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Creators: George Csicsery

Lead Actors: Henry Fowler, Tatiana Shubin, several Navajo students

Supporting Actors: Teachers and parents

Key Crew: Ashley James--cinematographer, Asali Echols--editor


Navajo Math Circles follows Navajo students in a lively collaboration with mathematicians. The math circles approach puts children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction. Applications of math in Native culture highlight the special connections between Navajo culture, natural beauty, and mathematics.