Designed for educators and parents, this text discusses the theories behind multicultural mathematics, explains how they can be applied within the core of any elementary curriculum, and explores the educational and social benefits of this new approach to the teaching of mathematics.
Mathematics is an international language and field of study that knows no barriers between race, culture or creed. This universality inspired the foundation in 1987 of Elementary Mathematics from a Multicultural Standpoint (EMMS), a partnership that aims to increase students' enjoyment of mathematics and promote its suitability for preparing children for life in a multicultural society. Written for parents, teachers and administrators, this book discusses the theories behind multicultural mathematics, shows how it can be applied within the core of any elementary curriculum, and explores the educational and social benefits of this new approach to teaching maths.
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About the Authors David Nelson is Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester. He is also the author of The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics. George Gheverghese Joseph is Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social Statistics at the University of Manchester. His most recent publication is The Crest of the Peacock. Julian Williams is Senior Lecturer in Education and Director of the Mechanics in Action Project at the University of Manchester. He is also the author of Practical Projects with Mathematics.
Table of Contents
David Nelson: Mathematics teaching from a multicultural standpoint; George Gheverghese Joseph: A rationale for a multicultural approach to mathematics; David Nelson: Ten key areas of the curriculum; George Gheverghese Joseph: Multiplication algorithms; David Nelson: Simultaneous equations - a numerical approach from China; Julian Williams: Geometry and art; Julian Williams and George Gheverghese Joseph: Statistics and inequality: a global perspective.
Multicultural Mathematics by David Nelson
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