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Title: Navajo Rug Weaver
Url: http://www.ccd.rpi.edu/Eglash/csdt/na/rugweaver/index.html
Publisher: Center for Cultural Design (CCD)
Description: This site uses the example of Native American rug weaving to demonstrate the mathematical concept of Cartesian coordinates. The unit provides a background on the cultural tradition of rug weaving. An interactive applet is also included, which lets students design their own geometric weaving pattern. This interdisciplinary unit may be useful in classrooms learning about Native American culture and mathematics simultaneously.
LC Classification: History (America) -- America -- Indians of North America -- Other topics, A-Z -- Textile fabrics. Weaving
History (America) -- America -- Indians of North America -- Tribes and cultures, A-Z -- Navajo
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Analytic geometry -- Coordinates
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Arts -- Visual arts
Mathematics -- Geometry
Arts -- History
Mathematics -- Algebra
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Algebra
Mathematics -- Geometry
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: General Public
Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-12-27 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-12-22 09:39:35 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Staff  Scout Staff
Full Record Views: 75
Resource URL Clicks: 9
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