The current status of ethnomathematics in Papua New Guinea: Its importance in education

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Abstract

In this paper, I first argue that ethnomathematics is the all-encompassing universal mathematics into which academic mathematics fits. This is particularly important in education which is intended to permit the student to be mathematically literate for their situation. I then give some details on the richness of ethnomathematics in Papua New Guinea resulting from both the diversity of languages but also the diversity of environments in which people live.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICPAM-Lae 2013
Subtitle of host publicationFirst proceedings
EditorsJohn Pumwa
Place of PublicationLae, Papua New Guinea
PublisherPapua New Guinea University of Technology
Pages96-102
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9980561203
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics (ICPAM-Lae) - Lae, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Duration: 25 Nov 201328 Nov 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics (ICPAM-Lae)
Country/TerritoryPapua New Guinea
Period25/11/1328/11/13

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