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Screening of Navajo Math Circles, a film by George Csicsery
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies presents a screening of Navajo Math Circles, a
film by George Csicsery. Free and open to the public with San Jose State University
Mathematician and Navajo Math Circles Director Tatiana Shubin and filmmaker George
Csicsery in person
Navajo Math Circles
Navajo Math Circles (2016, 58 minutes) by George Csicsery follows Navajo students through the course of their studies in a lively collaboration with mathematicians from around the country. The documentary, filmed in the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico in the Four Corners region, reveals both the challenges and rewards in education in this region. Applications of math in Native culture provide tools for increasing math literacy, highlighting the special connections between Navajo culture, natural beauty, and mathematics.
Navajo Math Circles was supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), with a generous grant from the Simons Foundation, and by Vision Maker Media (VMM), and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).