NASGEm North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics

"Employing an ethnomathematics pedagogy provides flexibility and versatility to the mathematical universals based on perspectives derivative of culture and experiences." -- Adriana Moreno Magallanes


The following Sample Lessons were developed by Rich Sgarlotti, in part from the volume, "Creating a Sacred Place for Students in Mathematics", available from the National Indian School Board Association (Carmen Taylor,, and may be used or adapted without permission for classroom use.  The lessons were also based on the American Indian Standards for Mathematics Education.  See also the  Introduction for Creating a Sacred Place for Students in Mathematics. 

High School Sample Lessons

Middle School Sample Lessons

Elementary School Sample Lessons

General Lessons



Additional Lessons