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African Doctorates in Mathematics. A Catalogue By Paulus Gerdes
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This volume presents a catalogue of over 2000 doctoral theses by Africans in all fields of mathematics, including applied mathematics, mathematics education and history of mathematics. The... More > introduction contains information about distribution by country, institutions, period, and by gender, about mathematical density, and mobility of mathematicians. Several appendices are included (female doctorate holders, doctorates in mathematics education, doctorates awarded by African universities to non-Africans, doctoral theses by non-Africans about mathematics in Africa, activities of African mathematicians at the service of their communities). Paulus Gerdes compiled the information in his capacity of Chairman of the African Mathematical Union Commission for the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA). The book contains a preface by Mohamed Hassan, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Executive Director of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). (383 pp.)< Less
Drawings from Angola: Living Mathematics By Paulus Gerdes
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For children from age 8 to 14. “Drawings from Angola” present an introduction to an African story telling tradition. The tales are illustrated with marvelous drawings made in the sand. ... More > The book conveys the stories of the stork and the leopard, the hunter and the dog, the rooster and the fox, and others. It explains how to execute the drawings. The reader is invited to draw tortoises, antelopes, lions, and other animals. The activities proposed throughout the book invite the reader to experiment and to explore the ‘rhythm’ and symmetry of the illustrations. Surprising results will be playfully obtained, such as in arithmetic, a way to calculate quickly the sum of a sequence of odd numbers. Children will live the beautiful mathematics of the Angolan sanddrawings. Answers to the activities are provided. The book can be used both in classrooms and at home. (72 pp.)< Less
The Bisos Game: Puzzles and Diversions By Paulus Gerdes
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Who does not like a pastime that can divert and educate at the same time? More than 50 puzzles will be presented in this booklet. To solve the puzzles one needs some or all nine pieces of the game. ... More > We will call the pieces bisos. The puzzles involve making figures that display certain properties. For example, with the nine bisos one can form a hexagon (see the front cover). The bisos puzzles and games could be an individual pastime, but can also be used by teachers as activities in clubs or to deepen various concepts of the school curriculum like those of polygons and symmetries. The bisos puzzles and games are accessible to children and adults from six to one hundred years of age. Amuse yourself! (72 pp.)< Less
African Doctorates in Mathematics: A Catalogue By Paulus Gerdes
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This volume presents a catalogue of over 2000 doctoral theses by Africans in all fields of mathematics, including applied mathematics, mathematics education and history of mathematics. The... More > introduction contains information about distribution by country, institutions, period, and by gender, about mathematical density, and mobility of mathematicians. Several appendices are included (female doctorate holders, doctorates in mathematics education, doctorates awarded by African universities to non-Africans, doctoral theses by non-Africans about mathematics in Africa, activities of African mathematicians at the service of their communities). Paulus Gerdes compiled the information in his capacity of Chairman of the African Mathematical Union Commission for the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA). The book contains a preface by Mohamed Hassan, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Executive Director of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). (383 pp.)< Less
1000 Doctoral Theses by Mozambicans or about Mozambique By Paulus Gerdes
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The books presents in historical order information (author, year, title, university, country) about 535 doctoral theses written by Mozambicans and about 544 doctoral theses about Mozambique written... More > by foreigners. Universities of 33 countries have awarded these doctoral degrees. Includes alphabetic and thematic indices, and various tables (2013, 236 pp.)< Less
1000 Doctoral Theses by Mozambicans or about Mozambique By Paulus Gerdes
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The updated edition contains information (author, year, title, university, country) about 535 doctoral theses by Mozambicans and about 544 doctoral theses about Mozambique written by foreigners.... More > Universities of 33 countries have awarded these doctoral degrees. The book includes alphabetic and thematic indices as well as various tables (2013, 236 pp.). A printed version is also available.< Less
Disegni africani dall’Angola per vivere la matematica By Paulus Gerdes
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eBook edition in color of the Italian version of book for children. Dalla presentazione di Bruno D’Amore: "Dedicato ai giovani dagli 8 anni in su, Disegni africani dall’Angola ci... More > introduce ad una tradizione africana legata al racconto di favole illustrate con meravigliosi disegni a linea continua tracciati nella sabbia. Il libro racconta le favole della cicogna ed il leopardo, del cacciatore ed il cane, del gallo ed il volpone, e molte altre tipiche della cultura Cokwe, diffusa in Angola ed in altri Paesi dell’Africa australe. Spiega come fare i disegni ed invita il lettore (la lettrice) a disegnare tartarughe, antilopi, leoni ed altri animali. Alcune attività proposte permettono di sperimentare ed esplorare il ‘ritmo’ e la simmetria delle illustrazioni. Giocando, si otterranno risultati matematici sorprendenti, come un sistema per calcolare rapidamente la somma di una sequenza di numeri dispari." Il libro contiene le risposte alle attività ed ai problemi proposti. Traduzione: Giovani Nicosia.< Less
Drawings from Angola: Living Mathematics By Paulus Gerdes
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Color eBook edition of award winning children's book. For children from age 8 to 14. “Drawings from Angola” presents an introduction to an African story telling tradition. The tales are... More > illustrated with marvelous drawings made in the sand. The book tells the stories of the stork and the leopard, the hunter and the dog, the rooster and the fox, and others. It explains how to execute the drawings. The reader is invited to draw tortoises, antelopes, lions, and other animals. The activities proposed throughout the book invite the reader to experiment and to explore the ‘rhythm’ and symmetry of the illustrations. Surprising results will be playfully obtained such as in arithmetic, a way to calculate quickly the sum of sequence of odd numbers. Children will live the beautiful mathematics of the Angolan sand drawings. Translation by Dr. Arthur B. Powell (Rutgers university). Answers to the activities are provided.The book can be used both in classrooms and at home. (Book also available in print)< Less
Drawings from Angola: Living Mathematics (color edition) By Paulus Gerdes
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The children’s book “Drawings from Angola” presents an introduction to an African story telling tradition. The tales are illustrated with marvelous drawings made in the sand. The... More > book tells the stories of the stork and the leopard, the hunter and the dog, the rooster and the fox, and others. It explains how to execute the drawings. The reader is invited to draw tortoises, antelopes, lions, and other animals. The activities proposed throughout the book invite the reader to experiment and to explore the ‘rhythm’ and symmetry of the illustrations. Surprising results will be playfully obtained such as in arithmetic, a way to calculate quickly the sum of sequence of odd numbers. Children will live the beautiful mathematics of the Angolan sand drawings. Answers to the activities are provided. The book can be used both in classrooms and at home. (Color edition, 72 pp.)< Less
Geometry and Basketry of the Bora in the Peruvian Amazon By Paulus Gerdes
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“Geometry and Basketry of the Bora in the Peruvian Amazon” presents geometric aspects of the making and decoration of baskets in the Bora culture (Colombian, Brazilian and Peruvian... More > Amazon). After a brief presentation of the Bora people, various aspects of the decoration of circular trays and cylindrical baskets is analysed, from their design and manufacture to the composition and colouring of finite and plane patterns. Some suggestions for the incorporation of geometrical features of Bora basketry into mathematics education are presented. This book contributes to an appreciation of the Bora scientific and cultural experience. Dubner Medina Tuesta, coordinator of the Bilingual Teacher Education Programme, wrote the Preface. The book has 170 pp. Also available from Lulu is a Supplement with images in colours (36 pp.)< Less