Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Melanie Alvarez at the UBC First Nations Longhouse. Photo by Don Erhardt.

Cultural Barriers Crunched by Numbers

When Melania Alvarez’s son was placed in a lower-level math class in junior high school, she was caught off guard. The Mexican-born mathematician, then working in Wisconsin, knew that Rodrigo had an aptitude for math.