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Explorations in Ethnomathematics and Ethnoscience in Mozambique By Paulus Gerdes
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The book presents examples of ethnomathematical and ethnoscientific research at the Pedagogical University, Mozambique. Topics include popular counting methods, number concepts and arithmetic, basket... More > weaving techniques and geometry, symmetries in decoration, traditional ideas about Nature, and perspectives in ethnophysics, ethnobiology, and ethnochemistry. Editor: Paulus Gerdes; Authors: Mário Baloi, José Barros, Marcos Cherinda, Jan Draisma, Abdulcarimo Ismael, Felisberto Lobo, Abílio Mapapá, Adão Matonse, Cristiano Pires, Luís Ramos, Horácio Simão, and Daniel Soares. First published in 1994. New edition 2014, 104 pp.< Less
Explorations in Ethnomathematics and Ethnoscience in Mozambique By Paulus Gerdes
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The book presents examples of ethnomathematical and ethnoscientific research at the Pedagogical University, Mozambique. Topics include popular counting methods, number concepts and aritmethics,... More > basket weaving techniques and geometry, symmetries in decoration, traditional ideas about Nature, and perspectives in ethnophysics, ethnobiology, and ethnochemistry. Editor: Paulus Gerdes; Authors: Mário Baloi, José Barros, Marcos Cherinda, Jan Draisma, Abdulcarimo Ismael, Felisberto Lobo, Abílio Mapapá, Adão Matonse, Cristiano Pires, Luís Ramos, Horácio Simão, and Daniel Soares. First published in 1994. New edition 2014, 104 pp.< Less
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
Lusona: Geometrical Recreations from Africa. Problems and Solutions (eBook in color) By Paulus Gerdes
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The book “Lusona: Geometrical Recreations from Africa. Problems and Solutions” presents ninety problems. Each time, some figures or patterns are given. Although they have different sizes,... More > they are constructed with the same construction rule. The task consists of finding other figures of the same type that are missing in the given sequence of patterns. The figures or patterns presented in this book are in the style of traditional African sand drawings, which are called ‘sona.’ The singular of ‘sona’ is ‘lusona’ in the Tchokwe (Cokwe) language spoken in Eastern Angola and neighboring areas of the Congo. Each of the given figures is composed of only one closed line. This line may cross itself many times and embraces all dots of the reference frame. Forewords by Jaime Carvalho e Silva and Dirk Huylebrouck (eBook in color, 216 pp.)< Less
History of Mathematics in Africa: AMUCHMA 25 Years Volume 1: 1986 – 1999 (eBook edition) 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 (476 pp.). Volume 2: 2000-2011 (444 pp.). Includes country and name indices (eBook edition).< Less