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Title: Ethnomathmatics: A study of the mathematics in a variety of cultures
Url: http://www.mac3.amatyc.org/anthropology/ethnomathematics_UW.htm
Publisher: American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges
Description: Created by Cinnamon Hillyard at the University of Washington, Bothell, this page presents an interdisciplinary course, which incorporates ethnography, anthropology, and the history of mathematics. In it, students discover the history and teaching of math from many different ancient cultures, including Japan, Incan, and African traditions. Here, visitors will find a sample syllabus with topics and goals for students, a sample student project in Mayan numerals, and a list of recommended resources from instructors. It's an excellent resource to incorporate cultural history into math curriculum.
LC Classification: History (America) -- America -- Indians of North America -- Tribes and cultures, A-Z -- Mayas
History (America) -- Latin America. Spanish America -- Central America -- Antiquities. Indians (Ancient and modern) -- Mayas -- Topics, A-Z -- Mathematics. Numeration
Science -- Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, examinations
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Social studies
Social studies -- History
Social studies -- Anthropology
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Mixed numerals
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
Instructional Materials
Mathematics Materials
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-04-18 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2008-04-16 10:18:35 (W3C-DTF)
Source: AMATYC
Full Record Views: 88
Resource URL Clicks: 5
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