ERIC Number: ED390701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Exploratorium Teacher Activity Series: Math Across Cultures.
Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA.
This publication is designed to help teachers increase awareness of multicultural issues for all students while making science and mathematics more relevant and approachable to children of color. The activities presented in this book are both multicultural and hands-on; they are discoveries to be made by the reader. They will allow teachers and students to become discoverers and cryptographers. Their primary emphasis is on understanding the beginning of numbers and counting, and reinforcing the concept of place value. Activities contained in the booklet are: "Unraveling the Quipu Knots: Incan Math,""Playing Games: Madagascar Solitaire,""Counting Like an Egyptian: Egyptian Math,""Decoding a Mayan Book: Mayan Math," and "Making Baskets: The Structure Patterns of Weaving." (MKR)
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnomathematics, Learning Activities, Mathematics History, Multicultural Education, Number Concepts, Place Value
Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Hands on Experience; Mathematics Activities