How do I weave the First Peoples Principles of Learning into mathematics teaching and learning?


  • consult the language of the First Peoples Principles of Learning
  • be mindful of the curricular competencies that incorporate the FPPL
  • consider opportunities for meaningful curricular content that acknowledges traditional indigenous context (examples in curricular content elaborations)
  • foster and strengthen relationships with local community and elders


The following are BC created resources that support the weaving of Indigenous perspectives and knowledge and the First Peoples Principles of Learning into the teaching and learning of mathematics:

FNESC First Peoples Principles of Learning

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) has shared the First Peoples Principles of Learning in their resources and in posters in both English and French (downloadable below). Based on these principles, BC educators co-created a resource to support Grades 8 & 9 mathematics teachers but many of the ideas can be adapted for all grade levels.

FNESC Math First Peoples Grades 8&9

FPPL poster.pdf
FPPL poster french.pdf

Tluuwaay 'Waadluxan Mathematical Adventures

This book is a collection of mathematical adventures co-created with community members and students from Haida Gwaii with UBC researchers. The mathematical adventures are inspired by local photographs making connections to place, language and culture.

edited by Dr. Cynthia Nicol and Joanne Yovanovich

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BC Association of Mathematics Teachers

The BCAMT has curated a collection of resources to support teachers as they thinking about teaching mathematics through a First Peoples perspective.

First Peoples Resources

Aboriginal Mathematics K-12 Network

The Aboriginal Mathematics K-12 Symposium, held at UBC annually, brings educators, students and community members together to explore projects, research and ideas for improving mathematics education for Aboriginal learners. The website curates event information and resources from the symposiums.

K-12 Aboriginal Mathematics Network