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1. Ethnomathematics : A Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas by M. Ascher | |
Paperback: 214
Pages
(1991-06-13)
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An exploration of mathematics in traditional peoples Published in Journal of Recreational Mathematics, reprinted with permission.
An interesting look at fascinating, and foreign, ideas Memorabletopics: the Inuit view of space, a sort of ethnotopology; navigation amongthe Polynesian islanders (how *do* they steer those tiny boats across fivehundred miles of open ocean and arrive at an island a half-mile across? ---this chapter is simply amazing!); deciphering the code of the quipu (theknotted strings that formed the accounting records of the Incan Empire). ... Read more |
2. Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education (Suny Series, Reform in Mathematics Education) | |
Paperback: 440
Pages
(1997-05)
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a comunist book
A Purposeful Activity
Zero Stars Wasn't an Option
Agreement with Eduardo.
One of the dumbest ideas ever |
3. Pacific Ethnomathematics: A Bibliographic Study by Nicholas J. Goetzfridt | |
Hardcover: 319
Pages
(2007-11)
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Editorial Review Product Description Extensive subject and geographic indexes provide numerous ways to experience the rich heritage and history of Pacific ethnomathematical concepts covered in this book, including: the 256 possible knotted fates enabled by the Carolinian sky god Supwunumen, etak segmentation concepts in stellar based voyaging, the highly diverse counting systems of Papua New Guinea, the alignment of stone structures with stars to mark the appearance of the equinox and solstice, and contemporary educational issues in the standardized teaching of Western mathematics. Pacific Ethnomathematics is a major reference work that will be welcomed by Pacific scholars engaged in a wide range of disciplines, among them history, anthropology, education, geography, astronomy, archaeology, ethnic studies, and art. |
4. Ethnomathematics by U D'Ambrosio | |
Paperback: 104
Pages
(2006-06-19)
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5. Ethnomathematics and aboriginal student anxiety.: An article from: Academic Exchange Quarterly by Catherine McGregor, Peter MacMillan, Barbara Old | |
Digital: 11
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(2005-09-22)
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6. Introducing Paulus Gerdes&#39; Ethnomathematics Books by Paulus Gerdes | |
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(2009-01-01)
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7. Explorations in Ethnomathematics and Ethnoscience in Mozambique by Various | |
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(1994)
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8. Ethnomathematics,Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education , 1997 publication by various | |
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(1997-01-01)
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9. Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education --1997 publication. by Powell | |
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(1997-01-01)
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10. Ethnomathematics; a multcultural view of mathematical ideas. by Marcia Ascher | |
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(1991)
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11. Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Cultures by Claudia Zaslavsky | |
Paperback: 368
Pages
(1999-04-01)
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Etnomathematics
poor service in delivery
A Truly Profound Book!
This is one of the best books in African Studies. |
12. Science and an African Logic by Helen Verran | |
Paperback: 285
Pages
(2001-12-15)
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Editorial Review Product Description Does 2 + 2 = 4? Ask almost anyone and they will unequivocally answer yes. A basic equation such as this seems the very definition of certainty, but is it? In this captivating book, Helen Verran addresses precisely that question by looking at how science, mathematics, and logic come to life in Yoruba primary schools. Drawing on her experience as a teacher in Nigeria, Verran describes how she went from the radical conclusion that logic and math are culturally relative, to determining what Westerners find so disconcerting about Yoruba logic, to a new understanding of all generalizing logic. She reveals that in contrast to the one-to-many model found in Western number systems, Yoruba thinking operates by figuring things as wholes and their parts. Quantity is not absolute but always relational. Certainty is derived not from abstract logic, but from cultural practices and associations. A powerful story of how one woman's investigation in this everday situation led to extraordinary conclusions about the nature of numbers, generalization, and certainty, this book will be a signal contribution to philosophy, anthropology of science, and education. |
13. African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design by Ron Eglash | |
Paperback: 272
Pages
(1999-03-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description Anthropologists have observed that the patterns produced in differentcultures can be characterized by specific design themes.In Europeand America, we often see cities laid out in a grid pattern ofstraight streets and right-angle corners.In contrast, traditionalAfrican settlements tend to use fractal structure--circles of circlesof circular dwellings, rectangular walls enclosing ever-smallerrectangles, and streets in which broad avenues branch down to tinyfootpaths with striking geometric repetition.These indigenousfractals are not limited to architecture; their recursive patternsecho throughout many disparate African designs and knowledge systems. Drawing on interviews with African designers, artists, and scientists,Ron Eglash investigates fractals in African architecture, traditionalhairstyling, textiles, sculpture, painting, carving, metalwork,religion, games, practical craft, quantitative technologies, andsymbolic systems.He also examines the political and socialimplications of the existence of African fractal geometry.His bookmakes a unique contribution to the study of mathematics, Africanculture, anthropology, and computer simulations. Customer Reviews (7)
Former Student
At times the author crosses the line where mathematics is "found" inside situations when it is not there
a good introduction to African mathematics and fractal geometry
Connecting Africans ancient and modern This book should be in every school and home in this country.I take that back, this book should be in every school globally. Another scientific book that would make a great set for any school or home is, The African Unconscious.Written by Edward Bruce Bynum.You can find it here on Amazon.com.
This book helps to render obsolete long-held myths. |
14. Mathematical Works Printed in the Americas, 1554--1700 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Mathematics) by Bruce Stanley Burdick | |
Hardcover: 392
Pages
(2009-01-22)
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Editorial Review Product Description This magisterial annotated bibliography of the earliest mathematical works to be printed in the New World challenges long-held assumptions about the earliest examples of American mathematical endeavor. Bruce Stanley Burdick brings together mathematical writings from Mexico, Lima, and the English colonies of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York. The book provides important information such as author, printer, place of publication, and location of original copies of each of the works discussed. Burdick's exhaustive research has unearthed numerous examples of books not previously cataloged as mathematical. While it was thought that no mathematical writings in English were printed in the Americas before 1703, Burdick gives scholars one of their first chances to discover Jacob Taylor's 1697 Tenebrae, a treatise on solving triangles and other figures using basic trigonometry. He also goes beyond the English language to discuss works in Spanish and Latin, such as Alonso de la Vera Cruz's 1554 logic text, the Recognitio Summularum; a book on astrology by Enrico Martínez; books on the nature of comets by Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora and Eusebio Francisco Kino; and a 1676 almanac by Feliciana Ruiz, the first woman to produce a mathematical work in the Americas. Those fascinated by mathematics, its history, and its culture will note with interest that many of these works, including all of the earliest ones, are from Mexico, not from what is now the United States. As such, the book will challenge us to rethink the history of mathematics on the American continents. |
15. Women Art and Geometry in Southern Africa by Paulus Gerdes | |
Paperback: 244
Pages
(1998-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description The main objective of this book is to call attention to some mathematical ideas incorporated in the patterns invented by women in Southern Africa. An appreciation of these mathematical traditions may lead to their preservation, revival and development. Use of female art traditional forms has implications in the field of mathematics education. |
16. Drawings from Angola: Living Mathematics by Paulus Gerdes | |
Paperback: 72
Pages
(2007-05-18)
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17. Count on Your Fingers African Style by Claudia Zaslavsky | |
Hardcover: 32
Pages
(2000-04)
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18. Mathematics Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Mathematics (Science Across Cultures: the History of Non-Western Science) | |
Hardcover: 500
Pages
(2000-10-31)
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19. Mathematics Elsewhere: An Exploration of Ideas Across Cultures by Marcia Ascher | |
Hardcover: 224
Pages
(2002-08-05)
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Editorial Review Product Description Mathematics Elsewhere is a fascinating and important contribution to a global view of mathematics. Presenting mathematical ideas of peoples from a variety of small-scale and traditional cultures, it humanizes our view of mathematics and expands our conception of what is mathematical. Through engaging examples of how particular societies structure time, reach decisions about the future, make models and maps, systematize relationships, and create intriguing figures, Marcia Ascher demonstrates that traditional cultures have mathematical ideas that are far more substantial and sophisticated than is generally acknowledged. Malagasy divination rituals, for example, rely on complex algebraic algorithms. And some cultures use calendars far more abstract and elegant than our own. Ascher also shows that certain concepts assumed to be universal--that time is a single progression, for instance, or that equality is a static relationship--are not. The Basque notion of equivalence, for example, is a dynamic and temporal one not adequately captured by the familiar equal sign. Other ideas taken to be the exclusive province of professionally trained Western mathematicians are, in fact, shared by people in many societies. The ideas discussed come from geographically varied cultures, including the Borana and Malagasy of Africa, the Tongans and Marshall Islanders of Oceania, the Tamil of South India, the Basques of Western Europe, and the Balinese and Kodi of Indonesia. This book belongs on the shelves of mathematicians, math students, and math educators, and in the hands of anyone interested in traditional societies or how people think. Illustrating how mathematical ideas play a vital role in diverse human endeavors from navigation to social interaction to religion, it offers--through the vehicle of mathematics--unique cultural encounters to any reader. Customer Reviews (4)
So-so
Mathematics is everywhere if you know how to look, Ascher does
refreshing! This book has the plus of smooth and enjoyable Advisable for teachers, historians, and, in Plese keep on writing, Marcia!
Excellent! |
20. Awakening of Geometrical Thought in Early Culture by Paulus Gerdes | |
Hardcover: 184
Pages
(2003-01)
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