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ERIC Number: EJ747868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Ethnomathematical Ideas in the Curriculum
Adam, Shehenaz
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v16 n2 p49-68 2004
A study was undertaken to investigate the implementation of an ethnomathematical unit in a mathematics classroom in the Maldives. The research was conducted during the first four months of 2002 at two primary schools and involved teaching grade 5 students an ethnomathematical unit of work on measurement. The unit was designed in conjunction with the teachers. In this article ethnomathematical curriculum models are discussed and the approach used in the study is described. Data are presented indicating teachers' and students' reactions to using such a curriculum unit. The data showed that despite the very traditional education of the Maldives, the ethnomathematical approach was appreciated and understood by teachers and students. (Contains 2 figures.)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. MERGA-GPO Box 2747, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia. Web Site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maldives