Aboriginal Perspectives
Using the Cree Language in Mathematics
Jessica Wesaquate and Andrea Rogers
Addition and Subtraction using Cree Numbers 110
Grade Level: 
One / Two / Three 
Objectives 
Using the Cree language: Students will be able to state the whole number that comes before a given number from one to ten. Students will be able to recite the whole number names from a given number to any stated number using visual aids (use culturally appropriate pictures) Students will be able to complete addition questions using Cree numbers one through ten. Students will be able to complete subtraction questions using Cree numbers one through ten. Students will be able to decipher odd and even numbers in a list of Cree numbers. Students will be able to list the odd and even numbers in Cree from one through ten. Students will be able to indicate odd and even numbers, as well as put them in a list. 
Prerequisite Knowledge: 
counting, adding/subtracting, odd/even numbers 
Materials: 
culturally appropriate visuals, questions on handout Cree Numbers:

Introduction Activity: 
You can practice counting from one to ten in Cree with your students. You can put the numbers on chart paper, on construction paper, make them into posters, make a number wall, etc. Be creative! Have students recite from one number to another number using visuals. Some examples:
Adding and Subtracting Using the Cree Language:Addition Questions:
Subtraction Questions:
Exploring Odd and Even Numbers using the Cree language Circle the odd numbers and underline the even numbers.
List the odd numbers from one to ten in Cree: ________________________ List the even numbers from one to ten in Cree: _______________________ 
Assessment: 
oral quiz, handout 