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Title: Culturally-Situated Design Tools
Alternate Title: Teaching Math Through Culture
Url: http://www.ccd.rpi.edu/Eglash/csdt/
Creator: Eglash, Ron, 1958-
Publisher: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Description: Through the ages, various forms of visual expression have implicitly (and explicitly) drawn on a variety of mathematical principles. The people at the Center for Cultural Design at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are interested in reaching out to a wide range of people through culturally-situated design tools, so they have created this fine site to do just that. The activities offered on the site are designed to help students learn standards-based mathematics through examinations of pre-Columbian pyramids, basket weaving, and rhythm wheels. Within each of the activities, visitors can read a bit of historical background, and then participate in a number of interactive activities designed to reinforce a range of mathematical principles and axioms. Educators will appreciate the teaching materials that are included with each activity, as they include links to other materials and examples of student work.
LC Classification: Education -- Special aspects of education -- Types of education -- Multicultural education (General)
Science -- Mathematics -- Elementary mathematics. Arithmetic -- Fractions
Science -- Mathematics -- Elementary mathematics. Arithmetic -- Study and teaching
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Algebraic geometry -- Transformations, correspondences, and general methods for algebraic configurations
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Analytic geometry -- Coordinates
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Elementary geometry -- Study and teaching. Research -- Special teaching methods and aids
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Topology -- Global analysis. Analysis on manifolds -- Fractals
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Special teaching methods and aids
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Geometry
Foreign Languages
Foreign Languages -- Cultural awareness
Mathematics -- Arithmetic
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Fractions
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Ron Eglash and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Archives
Full Record Views: 56
Resource URL Clicks: 14
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