Small Number is a young boy who gets into a lot of mischief. With his sister Perfect Number he visits their Grandma who lives in a small village on their Nation’s traditional territory.
To promote mathematics among Aboriginal learners a group led by Veselin Jungic of The IRMACS Centre at SFU has created a series of stories with mathematical themes. These stories are based on the storytelling tradition of Aboriginal peoples.
All of the stories have been translated into several Aboriginal languages, including Blackfoot, Cree, Halq’em ́eylem, Heiltsuk, Hul’q’umi’num’, Huu-ay- aht, Nisga’a, Sliammon, and Squamish languages.
All of the stories can be found at http://mathcatcher.irmacs.sfu.ca/stories and on YouTube on ‘The IRMACS Centre’ channel
The first story, Small Number Counts to 100 was inspired by narration from Ms. Rina Sinclair of the Siksika Nation.