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- n. The study of the interrelationship between mathematics and culture.
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The author has a talk up at TED. tags: ethnomathematics
I learned about “ethnomathematics,” the study of how different cultures approach math, and about how math has been shaped by religion.
The implementation of “ethnomathematics” can help teachers relate mathematics to their students’ “out of school” lives.
Ethnomathematics: Exploring the Role of Mathematical Thought in Traditional and Indigenous Societies was created by Amy Shell-Gellasch as part of the History of Mathematics SIGMAA's sessions on ethnomathematics at the 2008 Joint Mathematics Meetings.
Today's press release from the publisher outlines the inward reflections of the author and what made a man so intent on radicalizing others with what Alinsky called the three C's - conflict, corruption, and [dis] content (many say Saul wasn't a very good speller due to his overactive right brain learning, but his love of ethnomathematics and finger counting always ensured his arithmetic was correct up to the number twenty) - eventually end up moving from crazy Chicago to a hidden mansion in tranquil Carmel by the sea.