Zoom Lens: Math in Huslia

Katherine Keith does Math with Village Students

Katherine Keith was caring for her canine athletes, massaging their shoulders and applying foot cream. The children were flocked around her as she worked through the team. They were asking countless questions. Then the practical math applications started. One of the young students asked how many dogs she had. Being that she and John Baker run from the same kennel she was talking big numbers. So here’s the problem she gave them. If I have 16 dogs and John has 16 dogs here and together we have a total of 96 dogs, how many dogs are at home. These kids didn’t pull out there Smartphones to use the calculator. They didn’t even pull off their gloves to use fingers. They did the math in their heads came up with the answer of 64 dogs still at home in Kotzebue.