Mathematics and Papua New Guinea Bilum Making (string bag design)

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Papua New Guinea's 800 Indigenous cultures make various bags for carrying and other purposes. Most use various continuous string bags and these have become not only an important activity for women in a cultural sense but a creative, modern product that can be exchanged or sold in a different economy. Women regularly make up new designs and teach them to other women. Each design, on the poster is intricate and requires considerable mathematical, especially spatial thinking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1pg (poster)
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventICME-12: The 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education - COEX, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 08 Jul 201215 Jul 2012


Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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