Small number and the big tree

Math Catcher

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.


Math Catcher

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 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.