ERIC Number: ED438170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Indian Mathematics: An Ethnomathematical Review.
Funkhouser, Charles P.; Porter, A. Duane; Ipina, Lynne; Hirstein, James J.
This paper presents an exposition of the mathematics of native peoples of North America related to the Western mathematics traditionally studied at the elementary through college level. This ethnomathematical review is made not only to allow instructors of Native American students to include in the school curriculum relevant mathematics developed by Indian people, but also to offer all students a fuller understanding of the universal nature and power of mathematics. Primary and secondary sources of Indian and Western mathematics were surveyed, summarized, analyzed, and synthesized. Sources of curriculum materials for inclusion of Native American approaches to various mathematical topics are offered throughout. The review concludes with a discussion of the implications for teaching and learning mathematics. (Contains 28 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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