Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) is a supplemental elementary school math series. The math modules that compose MCC are the result of a rather extraordinary collaboration of educators, Yup’ik elders and teachers, mathematicians and math educators, and Alaskan school districts. This collaboration spans nearly two decades of work: forming meaningful relationships between the parties of this work to producing not only culturally relevant materials that connect local knowledge to school knowledge, include integrated materials (literacy, geography, and science), and according to rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental designs used in numerous studies found MCC to be effective. This website introduces you to this work.

To order an MCC module, please visit the publisher.

Click here to see a sample from Going to Egg Island.

Click here to see a sample from Patterns and Parkas.

Click here to download a listing of basic information of each of the ten MCC modules.


Modules Grades 1 - 3

Going to Egg Island (Grades 1-2)

Patterns and Parkas (Grade 2)

Picking Berries (Grades 2-3)

Modules Grades 3 - 5

Designing Patterns (Grades 3-5)

Modules Grades 5 - 7

Star Navigation (Grades 5-7)

Kayak Design (Grades 5-7)

Building a Fish Rack (Grade 6)

Building a Smokehouse (Grades 6-7)

Salmon Fishing (Grades 6-7)

Drying Salmon (Grades 6-7)

Other Story Books


Egg Island


Iluvaktuq and Paluqtalek

Mary Makes a Qaspeq


The Raven Story and the Boulders

Slave Girl

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