Mathematics and Papua New Guinea Bilum (string bags) Design and Making

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Abstract

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
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventICME12: International Conference on Mathematics Education 12 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 07 Jul 201213 Jul 2012

Conference

ConferenceICME12: International Conference on Mathematics Education 12
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period07/07/1213/07/12

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