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Ethnomathematics and Education in Africa (eBook) By Paulus Gerdes
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New edition of a book originally published in 1995 by the Institute of International Education of the University of Stockholm (Sweden). The book contained a collection of papers on mathematics... More > education and African cultures, dating from the period 1986-1992, published in international journals such as “For the Learning of Mathematics”, “Educational Studies in Mathematics” and “Historia Mathematica.” Besides the original eleven chapters, the present edition contains two new chapters: “Conditions and strategies for emancipatory mathematics education in underdeveloped countries”, and “African slave and calculating prodigy: Bicentenary of the death of Thomas Fuller” (eBook, 284 pp.).< Less
Ethnomathematics and Education in Africa By Paulus Gerdes
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New edition of a book originally published in 1995 by the Institute of International Education of the University of Stockholm (Sweden). The book contained a collection of papers on mathematics... More > education and African cultures, dating from the period 1986-1992, published in international journals such as “For the Learning of Mathematics”, “Educational Studies in Mathematics” and “Historia Mathematica.” Besides the original eleven chapters, the present edition contains two new chapters: “Conditions and strategies for emancipatory mathematics education in underdeveloped countries”, and “African slave and calculating prodigy: Bicentenary of the death of Thomas Fuller” (284 pp.).< Less
Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books By Paulus Gerdes
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"Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books: A Collection of Prefaces, Forewords, Afterwords, and Afterthoughts" contains texts by Ubiratan D’Ambrosio, Bruno D’Amore,... More > Maurice Bazin, Jaime Carvalho, Marcos Cherinda, Joan Conolly, Donald Crowe, Peter Damerow, Hippolyte Fofack, Mohamed Hassan, Márcio Imenes, Abdulcarimo Ismael, Mateus Katupha, Aderemi Kuku, Sarifa Magide, Dubner Medina, Alcido Nguenha, Gaston N’Guérékata, Emília Nhalivilo, Giovanni Nicosia, Jan Persens, Arthur Powell, Harald Scheid, Erhard Scholz, Gert Schubring, Greet Van Keymeulen, and the late Dirk Struik. The colour edition (160 pp.) contains also a reproduction of the covers of the ethnomathematics books.< Less
Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books By Paulus Gerdes
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"Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books: A Collection of Prefaces, Forewords, Afterwords, and Afterthoughts" contains texts by Ubiratan D’Ambrosio, Bruno D’Amore,... More > Maurice Bazin, Jaime Carvalho, Marcos Cherinda, Joan Conolly, Donald Crowe, Peter Damerow, Hippolyte Fofack, Mohamed Hassan, Márcio Imenes, Abdulcarimo Ismael, Mateus Katupha, Aderemi Kuku, Sarifa Magide, Dubner Medina, Alcido Nguenha, Gaston N’Guérékata, Emília Nhalivilo, Giovanni Nicosia, Jan Persens, Arthur Powell, Harald Scheid, Erhard Scholz, Gert Schubring, Greet Van Keymeulen, and the late Dirk Struik. The colour edition (160 pp.) contains also a reproduction of the covers of the ethnomathematics books.< Less
Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books. A Collection of Prefaces By Paulus Gerdes
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"Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books: A Collection of Prefaces, Forewords, Afterwords, and Afterthoughts" contains texts by Ubiratan D’Ambrosio, Bruno D’Amore,... More > Maurice Bazin, Jaime Carvalho, Marcos Cherinda, Joan Conolly, Donald Crowe, Peter Damerow, Hippolyte Fofack, Mohamed Hassan, Márcio Imenes, Abdulcarimo Ismael, Mateus Katupha, Aderemi Kuku, Sarifa Magide, Dubner Medina, Alcido Nguenha, Gaston N’Guérékata, Emília Nhalivilo, Giovanni Nicosia, Jan Persens, Arthur Powell, Harald Scheid, Erhard Scholz, Gert Schubring, Greet Van Keymeulen, and the late Dirk Struik. This black-and-white edition (134 pp.) contains only the texts. The colour edition (156 pp.)contains also a reproduction of the covers of the ethnomathematics books. Both editions are available in print and as free download.< Less
Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books. A Collection of Prefaces By Paulus Gerdes
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"Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books: A Collection of Prefaces, Forewords, Afterwords, and Afterthoughts" contains texts by Ubiratan D’Ambrosio, Bruno D’Amore,... More > Maurice Bazin, Jaime Carvalho, Marcos Cherinda, Joan Conolly, Donald Crowe, Peter Damerow, Hippolyte Fofack, Mohamed Hassan, Márcio Imenes, Abdulcarimo Ismael, Mateus Katupha, Aderemi Kuku, Sarifa Magide, Dubner Medina, Alcido Nguenha, Gaston N’Guérékata, Emília Nhalivilo, Giovanni Nicosia, Jan Persens, Arthur Powell, Harald Scheid, Erhard Scholz, Gert Schubring, Greet Van Keymeulen, and the late Dirk Struik. This black-and-white edition (134 pp.) contains only the texts. The colour edition (156 pp.)contains also a reproduction of the covers of the ethnomathematics books. Both editions are available in print and as free download.< Less
History of Mathematics in Africa: AMUCHMA 25 Years. Volume 1 By Paulus Gerdes, Ahmed Djebbar
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The book reproduces the thirty-seven newsletters published by AMUCHMA (African Mathematical Union Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa) since its birth in 1986. The book celebrates the... More > 25 years of AMUCHMA by giving a vivid picture of the activities that took place, of the studies done, of the queries, of sources, of meetings, of lectures, of dissertations, of publications… Prefaces by Saliou Touré (President, African Mathematical Union), Craig Fraser & Elena Ausejo (Chair and Secretary, International Commission on the History of Mathematics) and Eberhard Knobloch (President, International Academy of the History of Science). Afterwords by Aderemi Kuku (Honorary President, African Mathematical Union), and Jean-Pierre Ezin (Commissioner for Human Resources, Sciences and Technology, African Union Commission). Volume 1: 1986-1999 (480 pp.). Volume 2: 2000-2011 (444 pp.). Includes country and name indices.< Less
History of Mathematics in Africa: AMUCHMA 25 Years. Volume 2 By Paulus Gerdes, Ahmed Djebbar
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The book reproduces the thirty-seven newsletters published by AMUCHMA (African Mathematical Union Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa) since its birth in 1986. The book celebrates the... More > 25 years of AMUCHMA by giving a vivid picture of the activities that took place, of the studies done, of the queries, of sources, of meetings, of lectures, of dissertations, of publications… Prefaces by Saliou Touré (President, African Mathematical Union), Craig Fraser & Elena Ausejo (Chair and Secretary, International Commission on the History of Mathematics) and Eberhard Knobloch (President, International Academy of the History of Science). Afterwords by Aderemi Kuku (Honorary President, African Mathematical Union), and Jean-Pierre Ezin (Commissioner for Human Resources, Sciences and Technology, African Union Commission). Volume 1: 1986-1999 (480 pp.). Volume 2: 2000-2011 (444 pp.). Includes country and name indices.< Less
Ethnogeometry: Awakening of Geometrical Thought in Early Culture By Paulus Gerdes
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The book considers early geometrical thinking, both as embedded in various social activities surviving colonization in the life of the peoples of the “South,” and in early history.... More > Chapter 1 discusses briefly some standard views of the origin of geometrical concepts. Chapter 2 analyzes alternative views of geometry. Chapter 3 analyzes the emergence of a series of early geometrical concepts and relationships in socially important activities. Questions such as these are considered: "Where could the concept of a right angle have come from? Where did the idea of a regular hexagon arise?" Chapter 4 presents a series of hypotheses on the possible role of social activity in the development of geometry in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. The last chapter offers some general ideas on the awakening of geometrical thought based on the analysis in this book. The book contains a foreword by the late Dirk Struik (1894-2000). (Second edition, 220 pp.).< Less
Geometry and Basketry of the Bora in the Peruvian Amazon (Colour edition) By Paulus Gerdes
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The book “Geometry and Basketry of the Bora in the Peruvian Amazon” presents some geometric aspects of the making and decoration of baskets in the Bora culture. The Bora live along the... More > upper Cahuinari and the Igara-Paraná rivers in the Colombian, Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon. This book contributes to an appreciation of the Bora scientific and cultural experience, and in particular, to the education of the future generations. A significant facet of geometrical research consists of finding all possible configurations that satisfy certain conditions. The Bora basket weavers excel herein. Professor Dubner Medina Tuesta coordinator of the Bilingual Teacher Education Programme of the Peruvian Amazon wrote the Foreword. Colour edition 2013: 176 pp., 52 photographs, 152 figures. In 2009 a black-and-white edition was published.< Less