Professional Development Materials

How to use Virtual Beadloom to teach math topics: Cartesian coordinates, transformations, analytic geometry, slope, angle perimeter, area, percentage and iteration. Download handout.

List of activities where you can connect art/culture and mathematics in your classroom using beadwork

"Native American Beadwork"

An article published in the Winds of Change magazine (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) discusing the meaning of math in beadwork

Dancing Numbers

Cultural, cognitive, and technical instructional perspectives on the development of native American mathematical and scientific pedagogy

4th grade math lesson evaluation using Virtual Beadloom

Virtual beadloom - California Standards

The Virtual Beadloom investigations and lessons meet all six goals for mathematics education for California Standards