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Mathematics of students' culture: a goal of localized ethnomathematics

Shirley, Lawrence (2015). Mathematics of students' culture: a goal of localized ethnomathematics. Revista Latinoamericana de Etnomatemática: Perspectivas Socioculturales de la Educación Matemática, 8(2), pp. 316-325 .

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Ethnomathematics is the mathematics of cultural groups, but often those cultural groups are “others” and “elsewhere”. However, it is also valuable to look inward to see the interaction of mathematics and one’s own culture. An assignment in a graduate course offers this opportunity to students. The assignment is to find an area of the student’s personal “culture” (sometimes defined rather broadly) and find its use of mathematics. Students are asked to write about (a) the cultural area; (b) how they are personally tied to it; and (c) how and where it uses mathematics. In addition to the paper, students make an oral presentation. Thus, all students learn (often surprising) aspects of their classmates’ non-professional life, and the presenter digs into areas of family and heritage that may not have been reviewed before. Since all students are classroom mathematics teachers, finding their own cultural mathematics is not only enlightening for themselves, but also offers opportunities to include new mathematics applications in their teaching. This paper includes much personal background that led to this assignment and is a report on more than a decade of using it, including brief student examples.

Tipo de Registro:Artículo
Términos clave:03. Aula > Relaciones interpersonales > Profesor-estudiantes
07. Enseñanza > Planificación del profesor > Metodología de enseñanza > Metodología de trabajo en el aula
12. Investigación e innovación en Educación Matemática > Marcos teóricos > Etnomatemática
05. Profesor > Formación de profesores
Nivel Educativo:Estudios de posgrado
Código ID:6838
Depositado Por:Nelly Martínez
Depositado En:06 Sep 2015 20:21
Fecha de Modificación Más Reciente:15 Sep 2023 13:30

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