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The Resource African mathematics : from bones to computers, Abdul Karim Bangura, (electronic resource)

African mathematics : from bones to computers, Abdul Karim Bangura, (electronic resource)

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African mathematics : from bones to computers
Title
African mathematics
Title remainder
from bones to computers
Statement of responsibility
Abdul Karim Bangura
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This comprehensive text on African Mathematics addresses some of the problematic issues in the field, such as attitudes, curriculum development, educational change, academic achievement, standardized and other tests, performance factors, student characteristics, cross-cultural differences and studies, literacy, native speakers, social class and differences, equal education, teaching methods"--Page 4 of cover
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1953-
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Bangura, Abdul Karim
LC call number
GN476.15
LC item number
.B36 2012
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  • Ethnomathematics
  • Mathematics, Ancient
  • Mathematics
  • Symbolism of numbers
  • Ethnomathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics, Ancient
  • Symbolism of numbers
  • Ethnomathematik
  • Africa
  • Afrika
Summary expansion
This is the first comprehensive text on African Mathematics that can be used to address some of the problematic issues in this area. These issues include attitudes, curriculum development, educational change, academic achievement, standardized and other tests, performance factors, student characteristics, cross-cultural differences and studies, literacy, native speakers, social class and differences, equal education, teaching methods, knowledge level, educational guidelines and policies, transitional schools, comparative education, other subjects such as physics and social studies, surveys, talent, educational research, teacher education and qualifications, academic standards, teacher effectiveness, lesson plans and modules, teacher characteristics, instructional materials, program effectiveness, program evaluation, African culture, African history, Black studies, class activities, educational games, number systems, cognitive ability, foreign influence, and fundamental concepts. What unifies the chapters in this book can appear rather banal, but many mathematical insights are so obvious and so fundamental that they are difficult to absorb, appreciate, and express with fresh clarity. Some of the more basic insights are isolated by accounts of investigators who have earned their contemporaries' respect
Label
African mathematics : from bones to computers, Abdul Karim Bangura, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-220)
Contents
General introduction -- Beginnings : mathematics of bones -- Geometry south of the Sahara -- Numbers -- Beginnings of written mathematics: Egypt -- The Maghrebian tradition -- Combinatorics and African applications -- Vector calculus and African applications -- The Fourier transform and African applications -- Mathematical tiling/tessellation and African applications -- Bifurcations and African applications -- Fractals -- African-centered automated generation of metadata -- General conclusion: Access to mathematics versus access to the language of power : lessons from the struggle in South African multilingual mathematics classrooms
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000466771
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780761853497
Lccn
2010934250
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000466771
Label
African mathematics : from bones to computers, Abdul Karim Bangura, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-220)
Contents
General introduction -- Beginnings : mathematics of bones -- Geometry south of the Sahara -- Numbers -- Beginnings of written mathematics: Egypt -- The Maghrebian tradition -- Combinatorics and African applications -- Vector calculus and African applications -- The Fourier transform and African applications -- Mathematical tiling/tessellation and African applications -- Bifurcations and African applications -- Fractals -- African-centered automated generation of metadata -- General conclusion: Access to mathematics versus access to the language of power : lessons from the struggle in South African multilingual mathematics classrooms
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000466771
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780761853497
Lccn
2010934250
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000466771

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