Poster #8: Mary Smith – The Effects of Mathematics Education in Indian Boarding Schools, 1950-1970

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Faculty mentor: Cynthia Benally

Indian boarding schools, like much of U.S. Indigenous history, is an overlooked past that continues to affect tribal communities and its people. Indian boarding schools were created for Indigenous students to attend, so they could be trained and assimilated to work in white American society. However, they were not given a proper education. The instruction at these schools was inadequate and did not prepare students so that they could succeed in life. This project focuses on their math education.

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