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ERIC Number: EJ1068943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
A Trivium Curriculum for Mathematics Based on Literacy, Matheracy, and Technoracy: An Ethnomathematics Perspective
Rosa, Milton; Orey, Daniel Clark
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v47 n4 p587-598 Jul 2015
In an ethnomathematics-based program there exists the need for teachers to identify pedagogical actions in the form of teaching-learning practices. In this theoretical paper we outline a curriculum proposal based on D'Ambrosio's "Trivium," composed of "literacy," "matheracy," and "technoracy." The Trivium supports the development of school activities based on a foundation of ethnomathematics and modelling. In this curriculum, "literacy" is the capacity students have to process information present in their daily lives; "matheracy" is the capacity students have to interpret and analyze signs and codes in order to propose models and to find solutions for problems faced daily; and "technoracy" is the capacity students have to both use and combine different instruments in order to help them to solve problems. Numeracy plays an important role in this curriculum.
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Language: English
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