CityViews 1/9/12: From Point A to Point B/Ethnomathematics



Segment 1:

From FrontRunner to the Sugar House Streetcar to a new TRAX line to the Salt Lake International Airport, we’re seeing major developments in regional mass transit. On Wednesday, we learn about the changes and what the future of transportation looks like in the Salt Lake Valley.


  • Gerry Carpenter, Utah Transit Authority
  • Ted Knowlton, Wasatch Front Regional Council




Segment 2:

Teaching kids how to do math involves more than just manipulating figures and formulas. Education professor Jim Barta says culture also influences how well math concepts stick, and he says students benefit when their history, traditions and cultural values are part of the math curriculum. On Wednesday, we’ll talk the field of ethnomathematics and how to increase math competency.



  • Dr. Jim Barta, Utah State University


Dr. Jim Barta presents the lecture “Dancing Numbers! Traditional Uses of Mathematics in American Indian Cultures and Applications in Today’s Classrooms” on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1:45 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library, fourth floor meeting room, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City. The event, sponsored by the Forum for Questioning Minds, is free and open to the public.