Professor of Mathematics 

B.S., M.S., University of the Philippines, 1985, 1993; Ph.D., University of Auckland, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests:

  • Mathematics; Ethnomathematics; Mathematics Education; Culturally Relevant Mathematics Education; Indigenous Peoples’ Education, Inclusive Education, Indigenous Knowledge.

Research Projects:

  • Customary Tenure and REDD+: Ensuring Benefits for Indigenous Peoples. A project funded by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and Tebtebba-Foundation, June 16-January 30, 2018.
  • Asserting and Respecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights for the Next Generation. A project funded by the UNICEF and Tebtebba Foundation, May 2016-September 2017.
  • Ethnomathematics and Adult Literacy Education, January – December 2018. 
  • Cayley Digraphs and Adjacency Matrices

Publication:

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Alangui, W. (In Press). ‘Building Stone Walls: A Case Study from the Philippines.’ In A. Rogers, B. Street, K. Yasukawa & K. Jackson (Eds.). Numeracy as a Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge
  • Alangui, W. et. al. (In Press) Forest of the Lost Child, Dus Ailal & Dahas: Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Traditional Knowledge in Forest Management as Means for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. In Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change: Foundations for Assessment and Adaptation. UNESCO-Cambridge University Press.
  • Alangui, W. (2017). ‘Ethnomathematics and Culturally Relevant Mathematics Education in the Philippines.’ In M. Rosa, L. Shirley, ME Gavarette & W. Alangui (Eds.). Ethnomathematics and its Diverse Approaches for Mathematics Education. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG.
  • Rosa, L. Shirley, ME Gavarette & W. Alangui (Eds.) (2017). Ethnomathematics and its Diverse Approaches for Mathematics Education. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. 
  • Alangui, W. (2016). ‘Framing the Ethnomathematical Process.’ In B. Tapang GC Subido (Eds.). Hoy, Boy! A Festschrift for Delfin L. Tolentino, Jr. Baguio: Cordillera Studies Center.
  • Alangui, W. and Rosa, M. (2016). ‘Role of Ethnomathematics in Mathematics Education.” In Rosa, M., Ambrosio, U., Orey, D., Shirley, L., Alangui, W., Palhares, P., & Gavarrete, ME (Eds.). Current and Future Perspectives of Ethnomathematics as a Program. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG.
  • Rosa, M., Ambrosio, U., Orey, D., Shirley, L., Alangui, W., Palhares, P., & Gavarrete, ME (Eds.) (2016). Current and Future Perspectives of Ethnomathematics as a Program. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG.
  • L Magtoto, D Mones, K Ballada, C Austria, R Dizon, W Alangui, A Reginaldo, W Galvan, K Dizon and W Hetterscheid (2013). Amorphophallus adamsensis (Araceae), a new species from Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Blumea, 2013, 58:267-270.
  • Ignacio, P.S., Addawe, J., Alangui, W. & Nable, J. (2013). Computation of Square and Cube Roots of p-Adic numbers via Newton Raphson Method. Journal of Mathematics Research 5(2).
  • Adam, A., Alangui, W., & Barton, B. (2010). Bright lights and Questions: Using Mutual Interrogation. For the Learning of Mathematics, 30(3), 10-16.
  • Adam, S., Alangui, W, Barton, B. (2003). A Comment on: Rowlands & Carson ‘Where would formal, academic mathematics stand in a curriculum informed by ethnomathematics?’ A critical review. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 52(3), 327-335.
  • Alangui, W. (2003). ‘Searching for Mathematical Ideas in Stone Walls’. L. Bragg, C. Campbell, G. Herbert, & J. Mousley (Eds.) Mathematics Education Research: Innovation, Networking, Opportunity. Proceedings of MERGA 26. Geelong: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne, Australia, 57-64.
  • Alangui, W., Autagavaia, J., Barton, B., Kensington-Miller, B., Lane, J., Paterson, J., Poleki, A. & Van Den Heuvel, A. (2002). ‘The Mathematics Enhancement Project: The Pilot Phase’. In M. Thomas and K. Irwin (Eds.) Proceedings of MERGA 25. Auckland: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Auckland, New Zealand, 83-90.
  • Barton, B., Autagavaia, J., Poleki, A. & Alangui, W. (2002). ‘The Mathematics Enhancement Project: A Theoretical Approach to Research and Development’. In P. Valero & O. Skovsmose (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Mathematics Education and Society Conference. Copenhagen: Centre for Research in Learning Mathematics, Roskilde University, Copenhagen, Denmark. 144-153
  • Alangui, W., Autagavaia, J., Barton, B., & Poleki, A. (2001). The Mathematics Enhancement Project: Combining research and development. In J. Bobis, B. Perry and M. Mitchelmore (Eds.) Numeracy and Beyond. Proceedings of MERGA 24. Sydney: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney, Australia, 35-42.

Other Publications


  • Alangui, W., Ichikawa, K., and Takahashi, Y. (Eds.) (2017). Proceedings of the IPBES-JBF Sub-regional Dialogue Workshop on Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) for South-East and North-East Asia Sub-region, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 14-17 October 2016.
  • Alangui, W. (2014). Indigenous Learning Systems in Bagnen. Rufino, R. (Series Editor). IPEd Monograph Series No. 3. Pasig: Department of Education Indigenous Peoples Education Office.
  • Alangui, W. & Caguioa, MC (2013). Protecting the Forest: Learning from the Agawa Women of Besao, Mt. Province. In R. de Chavez (ed.), Indigenous Peoples, Forests & REDD Plus: Sustaining and Enhancing Forests through Traditional Resource Management (Vol. 2). Baguio: Tebtebba Foundation.
  • Alangui, W., Subido, G. & Tinda-an, R. (Eds). (2011). Indigenous Women, Climate Change & Forests. Baguio: Tebtebba Foundation.
  • Alangui, W., Subido, G. & Tinda-an, R. (Eds). (2010). Sustaining & enhancing forests through traditional resource management. Baguio: Tebtebba Foundation.
  • Rovillos, R. And Alangui, W. (2000). Uri at Kasarian ng Pag-aalsang Tayug. The Journal of History 46 (1-3), 117-146 (came out in 2010).
  • Alangui, W. (2004). ‘Connecting Indigenous Knowledge of Stone Walling and Water Management with Mathematics and its Implication to Indigenous Peoples' Education’. Proceedings of 4th APRU Doctoral Students' Conference, CD Rom, Unibersidad Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Alangui, W., Autagavaia, J., Barton, B., Kensington-Miller, B., Lane, J., Paterson, J., Poleki, A. & Van Den Heuvel, A. (2003). ‘The Mathematics Enhancement Project: The Pilot Phase’. In M. Thomas (Ed.) The New Zealand Mathematics Magazine 40(1), 23-33.
  • Alangui, W., Barton, B. (2002). ‘A Methodology for Ethnomathematics’, in M. de Monteiro (ed.), Proceedings of Second International Conference on Ethnomathematics (ICEM2), CD Rom, Lyrium Comunacacao Ltda, Ouro Preto, Brazil.
  • Alangui, W. (2001). Institutionalising Voluntarism: The University of the Philippines Experience. In M. Khor and L. L. Lim (eds.), Good Practices and Innovative Experiences in the South: Citizen Initiatives in Social Services, Popular Education and Human Rights, v3, 93-112. London: Zed Books, Ltd.
  • Alangui, W. (1997). Indigenous Learning Systems in a Kankana-ey Community (Mt. Province). Education Research Program, Center for Integrative and Development Studies, University of the Philippines and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Bureau of Non-Formal Education, Republic of the Philippines
  • The Faculty of the Discipline of Mathematics, University of the Philippines College Baguio. (1996) The Algebra of the Weaving Patterns, Gong Music and Kinship System of the Kankana-ey. Education Research Program, Center for Integrative and Development Studies, University of the Philippines and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Bureau of Non-Formal Education, Republic of the Philippines
  • Alangui, W., Lenora Fe S. Brawner and Raymundo D. Rovillos (1994). Learning from Life: An Ethnographic Study of Functional Literacy in Marginal Philippine Communities, Vol. 4 Kala (Ifugao) Site Report. Ma. Luisa C. Doronila, ed. Manila, Philippines: Literacy Coordinating Council of the Philippines and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports and the University of the Philippines. 

·        Research Dissemination:

International

  • Mathematical Mindsets, Worldviews and Ethnomathematics. Paper presented at the MAPS College Workshop for K-12 Teachers, 10-11 September 2017. Organized by MAPS College, Male, Maldives. 
  •  An outsider’s reflections on Maori studies and Kaupapa Maori theory: Indigenous studies as a project of decolonization. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Cordillera Studies, 12-14 July 2017, Camp John Hay (Panel 40: Theorizing Indigenous Studies). Organized by the Cordillera Studies Center, UP Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
  • Diverse Indigenous Languages, Diverse Mathematical Thinking. Plenary speech at the 2nd Malaysian Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education, 20-22 September 2016, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Organized by the Dayak Bidayuh National Association, in collaboration with UNICEF Malaysia, the State Planning Unit – Chief Minister’s Department of Sarawak, Majlis Adat Istiadat Sarawak, Kadazandusun Language Foundation, SIL Malaysia, PACOS Trust, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
  • “There’s a theory behind what we’re doing!” Ethnomathematics and Indigenous Peoples’ Education. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), 24-31 July 2016, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Preparing Mathematics Teachers for a Culturally Responsive Education: the Case of the Gohang National High School as a Special School for the Conservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces. 7th International Commission on Mathematical Instruction – East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (ICMI EARCOME-7). Only Filipino invited as Regular Lecturer at the Conference, held on May 11-15, 2015 at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu, Philippines with the theme, “In Pursuit of Quality Mathematics Education for All.” It was jointly hosted and organized by the Philippine Council of Mathematics Teacher Educators (MathTEd), Inc. and the University of San Carlos.
  • Learning mathematics from cultural practice: Lessons from the experiences of several schools for indigenous students in the Philippines. 7th Annual International Conference on Mathematics Education & Statistics Education, 17-20 June 2013, Athens, Greece; sponsored by The Athens Institute for Education and Research Greece.
  • Ethnomathematics: Investigating the Interplay of Mathematics and Cultural Practice. Kapwa 3: Indigenous Knowledge in the Academe: Bridging local and global paradigms, 28-30 June 2012, UP Baguio
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Traditional Knowledge in Forest Management as Means for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Workshop on Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Traditional Knowledge, Hilton Hotel Reforma, Mexico City, 19-21 July 2011
  • Issues of Culture in Ethnomathematics. LOGOS, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2009.
  • Mutual Interrogation as an Ethnomathematical Approach. Third International Congress on Ethnomathematics (ICEM3), Auckland, New Zealand, 12-16 February 2006.
  • Culture and Mathematics: Philosophical Perspectives from Anthropology and Ethnomathematics. Roundtable Discussion on Contributions from Other Disciplines (presented by B. Barton, co-author), International Conference on Mathematics Education (ICME 10), Copenhagen, July 2004.
  • Ethnomathematics and Epistemology. Roundtable Discussion. Second Brazilian Conference on Ethnomathematics, (CBEm2), Universidade Federao do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil, April 2004.
  • Connecting Indigenous Knowledge of Stone Walling and Water Management with Mathematics and its Implication to Indigenous Peoples' Education. 4th APRU Doctoral Students' Conference, Unibersidad Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, August 2003.
  • Searching for Mathematical Ideas in Stone Walls. 26th International Congress of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), Deakind University, Geelong, Melbourne, Australia, July 2003.
  • A Methodology for Ethnomathematics. Second International Conference on Ethnomathematics (ICEM2), Ouro Preto, Brazil, August 2002.
  • Stone Walls and Mathematics: Searching for Connections. New Zealand Colloquium, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, December 2002.
  • Ethnomathematics and the Rice Terracing Practice in Northern Philippines. LOGOS 10, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, September 2001.
  • Global Financial Issues: A Southern Perspective. Side Event on Global Financial Architecture, sponsored by The Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development, the 8th Session of the Commission of Sustainable Development, 21April-2 May 2000, United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York.
  • Indigenous Peoples and the Arts: Perspectives from Asia. Consultation on Cultural Symbols and Expressions: Arts, Poetry, Music and Dances and their Importance in the Life and Identity of Indigenous Peoples; World Council of Churches, 2-8 April 2000, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Toward a People-Centred Economics: Issues and Prospects in the Cordillera, Northern Philippines. International Conference on People-Centred Economics: Challenges of Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities, 5-6 August 1999, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Tourism and Indigenous Peoples. Side Event on Tourism, sponsored by the Third World Network and Tebtebba Foundation, the 7th Session of the Commission of Sustainable Development, 19-30 April 1999, United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York.
  • International Solidarity Work and Indigenous Peoples. Asia-Pacific Policy Workshop on Indigenous and Ethnic Minority and Economic Participation, Rights and Identity in the Context of Globalisation, 5-6 December 1998, Chiangmai, Thailand
  • Reconfiguring Traditional and Modern Systems of Conflict Resolution: A Model from the Cordillera, Northern Philippines
International Conference on Indigenous Asia: Knowledge, Technology and Gender Relations, 1-4 December 1998, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
  • Re-Learning Culture: Indigenisation of Education in the Cordillera, Northern Philippines. 2nd ACEID-UNESCO International Conference, 9-12 December 1996, Bangkok, Thailand.

National

  • Possibilities for Ethnomathematics Research in the Philippines. Plenary speech at the 2016 Mathematical Society of the Philippines Research Congress and Convention, 2-3 December 2016, DepEd Ecotech Center, Lahug, Cebu City
  •  Research in Science and Math Education.Plenary Lecture at the 2014 International Research Conference, 7 May 2014, La Maja Rica, Tarlac City; organized by Tarlac State University.
  • The ancestral domain is my classroom: Teaching math in a culturally responsive way. Plenary Lecture at the 2013 National Convention of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines and 40th Founding Anniversary, 17-18 May 2013, Palawan
  • Strengthening Collaboration between Science, Mathematics and the Industry: Issues and Prospects Education Meets the Industry: Re-engineering the Science and Mathematics Curriculum for Industrial Development, 25-27 November 2009, Gracious Angeli Hotel, Baguio City 
  • Linear Stability of a Harvested Predator-Prey System with Non-monotonic Functional Response  National Convention of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines, 27-28 May 2006, Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Philippines
  • Resurfacing the Mathematics of the Periphery. Plenary Lecture at the 2000 National Convention of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines, 20-21 May 2000, Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines.