Let’s Go From Mauka to Makai! A textbook featuring math activities for 6th grade focusing on Hawaiʻi’s natural environment, and guiding students from the biodiverse oceans to the tempered mountains in Hawaiʻi. In this textbook, students will explore environmental issues that are threatening the natural habitats and ecosystems in Hawaiʻi while learning about preservation measures applied with the help of mathematical strategies. 


The word mauka means mountain side and makai means ocean side. Letʻs Go From Mauka to Makai teaches of the importance of balance between the ocean and the mountains and the importance of keeping streams and storm water runoff free of pollution, from the mountaintops to the ocean. What happens in the mountains affects the ocean, and what happens in the ocean affects the mountain. These ideas and practices are taught by fusing teachings of the biodiversities in Hawaiʻi with mathematical lessons in order to teach math to students in a way that is relevant to their home and history. 


Hawaiian culture has suffered a great deal of eraser since the overthrowing of Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1893. However, in recent years there has been an increase in efforts to reteach, relearn, and restore Hawaiian traditions and practices in everyday life. This textbook is an effort to educate students about Hawaiʻi in a way that amalgamates seamlessly with their courses.


Let’s Go From Mauka to Makai, Student Activities: https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Mauka-Makai-Student-Activities/dp/0998314269/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1RHS1DEXSMXJK&dchild=1&keywords=let%27s+go+from+mauka+to+makai&qid=1585081355&sprefix=lets+go+from+mauka+%2Caps%2C258&sr=8-1

Let’s Go From Mauka to Makai, Teacher’s Guide: https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Mauka-Makai-Teachers-Guide/dp/0998314277/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=let%27s+go+from+mauka+to+makai+teachers+guide&qid=1585081387&sr=8-1