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Numeracy Team

Meet the Team

Giselle Mirasty
Math Consultant

Tansi, my name is Giselle Mirasty. I am the Math Consultant for the Meadow Lake Tribal Council located on Flying Dust First Nation, Saskatchewan. I am a band member from Flying Dust First Nation, Treaty 6 Territory. My passion is teaching math, connecting with teachers and students in ways to engage in learning and communicating math skills and knowledge. My consultant position allows me to work with administrators, teachers and students in the area of Mathematics from K-12 in regards to instruction, assessment, data analysis, planning and RTI. I am very blessed and honored to be working with the 9 First Nation communities in providing support and service to the schools in the area of Numeracy.  I look forward to collaborating with all of you! 

Ekosi 

Contact information: 

Email:   giselle.mirasty@mltc.ca

Phone: 1-306-240-9005

Fax:      1-306-236-6301

Hillary Hinds
Math Consultant

Tansi! Edla?doht’u! Wat a gwan?

My name is Hillary Hinds and am the Math Consultant at the MLTC. I am passionate about the teaching and learning of mathematics; focusing primarily on (a) the root causes of students struggling with math, (b) workplace mathematics (Land-based) and (c) finding creative ways of teaching math. I am excited and I look forward to working with the MLTC staff and communities.

Please contact me if you have any questions:

Videos on Aboriginal Mathematics Education

Aboriginal Mathematics Education

USAsk Math Ph. D. Starvos Stavrio

Aboriginal math education: Collaborative learning

Stavros Stavrou, TEDX Saskatoon

Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy with Indigenous Students

An Australian Context, Dwayne Thomas

Bring More Students Into Math Conversations through Sense-Making

[Post archived from the 2018 Math Minds Summit]

Do you wish more students were able to join mathematical conversations and make better sense of mathematical tasks?

Come engage in tasks that allow students of all math abilities to join classroom conversations and make sense of the math. I will share classroom tested routines and lesson design principles you can implement immediately.

Andrew Stadel has been a Math Instructional Coach for Tustin Unified School District in California since 2014. Having taught secondary math for over ten years, he believes estimation is one key to building number sense. On his widely-acclaimed website, Estimation 180, Andrew offers teachers free estimation challenges, lessons, and readymade resources to use with their students.

Andrew also shares his passion for student thinking, problem-solving, and lesson design when presenting at national conferences or consulting with school districts and teachers across the country.


Each day of the school year I present my students with an estimation challenge. I love helping students improve both their number sense and problem solving skills. I’d like to share the estimation challenges with you and your students.

Happy Estimating!