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 publicationContemporary discussions in mathematics
EditorsK. Nwabueze, S. Kopamu
Place of PublicationGoroka, Papua New Guinea
PublisherPapua New Guinea Mathematical Society
Pages112-127
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventFirst International Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics - Lae, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Duration: 01 Nov 2013 → …

Conference

ConferenceFirst International Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics
CountryPapua New Guinea
Period01/11/13 → …

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