ERIC Number: ED484861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Black Chaos, White Trash: Order and Disorder at the Intersections of Mathematics and Culture. Occasional Paper No. 7
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning
Mathematical practices and knowledge are often in dispute for those race and class identities at the margins of social power. This talk will describe both the ways in which mathematics can be complicit with social domination, and the ways in which it can aid in resistance and reconfiguration. It will end with a presentation of Culturally Situated Design Tools, software based on the ethnomathematics of cultural artifacts from Native American, African American, Latino, and Youth Subculture communities.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Athens. Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics.