IndigMEC2 Conference

Second Indigenous Mathematic Education Conference

Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino, 14th16th October 2024

IndigMEC is a meeting place for people around the world who engage in Indigenous mathematics education; teachers, parents, teacher students, master students and researchers.

Guovdageaidnu. Photo: Pål Norvoll.

The aim of the conference is for teachers and researchers to present examples that can contribute to the development of Indigenous mathematics curricula. This means contributions should relate to one of the conference’s main topics:

a) relations between culture and language,
b) Indigenous language issues in mathematics education,
c) mathematics education examples from work carried out with Sámi and Kven students.

It is anticipated that sharing mathematics education examples and ideas between Indigenous peoples will contribute to developing more informed reasons for how to develop Indigenous mathematics teaching into the future.

The conference will be arranged around plenary speeches, poster sessions, teacher presentations, paper presentations and round table discussions.

The Sámi parliament will be part of the conference regarding to ensure that mathematics education in school is based on Sámi language and culture.

Conference focus: Indigenous curriculum development - Development of Indigenous mathematics language and Indigenous mathematics teaching

Location: Diehtosiida in Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino.

Guovdageaidnu is in Northern-Norway. The closest airport is in Alta. Accomodation is at Thon hotel, Kautokeino

Contact information: 

Registration for conference (link)

Prices: Early bird until 15.08.2024: 2 300 NOK
           From 16.08.2024 until 25.09.2024: 2 700 NOK
           Students: 750 NOK
           Teachers: 750 NOK


Conference Languages

Conference languages are North Sámi and English. Presentations will be interpreted by zoom, so participants need to bring a cell phone or computer with headphones. Presentations in Lule Sámi and South Sámi will be interpreted to English and North Sámi.