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ERIC Number: ED060987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 17
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Mathematics for the Bicultural Student.
Hernandez, Norma G.
Exploring ideas related to identifying what differences in mathematics instruction, if any, should be necessary for bicultural (Mexican American) students, this paper examines the nature of culture and the nature of mathematics and hypothesizes that a culture will predispose a person to learn mathematics in a particular way. It is noted that the Chicano, if he desires to compete in a technologically oriented society, needs to be appropriately prepared in mathematics. Teaching strategies, field-dependent (focus on student needs) and field-independent (focus on subject content), are presented with a view to adapting them according to individual learner characteristics. Following the implications of research toward inclusion of both the dependent and independent strategies within mathematics instruction, it is recommended that time and effort be spent in the reorganization of content so as to provide a variety of curricular experiences for all students in order to become accountable to each student. A list of 13 resources is included. (MJB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Mathematics Colloquium, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, April 5, 1972