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Title: International Study Group on Ethno-mathematics
Url: http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Indexes/HistoryTopics.html
Publisher: University of St. Andrews
Description: What is ethno-mathematics? The term describes the mathematical practices of identifiable cultural groups. This website presents a description of how various cultures of the past practiced math and applied it to architecture, calendars, and similar subjects essential to community. This fascinating site presents and intersection of history and mathematics, providing both a narrative and explanation of the past and an accessible explanation of the mathematics at work. A user of this website can explore Ancient Babylonian or early modern Scottish math, or understand the Four Color Theorem or Orbits and Gravitation. As such, the introductory math portion would be helpful for any student of mathematics, and the historical section could prove useful for instructors or students of various historical cultures.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Anthropology -- Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology -- Cultural traits, customs, and institutions -- Intellectual life -- Science and knowledge -- Mathematics. Counting and number systems
Science -- Mathematics -- Early works through 1800 -- Egyptian
Science -- Mathematics -- Early works through 1800 -- Greek
Science -- Mathematics -- History
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Mathematics -- Calculus
Mathematics -- Geometry
Mathematics -- Algebra
Mathematics -- History
Mathematics -- Number theory
Date Issued: 2006-08
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
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Secondary Education
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Staff
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