Ethnomathematics: the cultural aspects of mathematics

Milton Rosa, Daniel Clark Orey

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Abstract

Ethnomathematics studies the cultural aspects of mathematics. It presents mathematical concepts of theschool curriculum in a way in which these concepts are related to the students’ cultural and daily experiences,thereby enhancing their abilities to elaborate meaningful connections and deepening their understanding ofmathematics. Ethnomathematical approaches to mathematics curriculum are intended to make schoolmathematics more relevant and meaningful for students and to promote the overall quality of their education.In this context, the implementation of an ethnomathematical perspective in the school mathematicscurriculum helps to develop students’ intellectual, social, emotional, and political learning by using their ownunique cultural referents to impart their knowledge, skills, and attitudes. This kind of curriculum providesways for students to maintain their identity while succeeding academically.

Resumo

A etnomatemática estuda os aspectos culturais da matemática. Apresenta os conceitos matemáticos docurrículo escolar de uma maneira na qual esses conceitos estejam relacionados com as experiências cultural ediária dos alunos, reforçando, assim, a capacidade deles para elaborar conexões significativas e aprofundar oentendimento da matemática. A abordagem etnomatemática no currículo de matemática tem como objectivostornar a matemática escolar mais relevante e significativa para os alunos, promovendo a qualidade geral daeducação. Nesse contexto, a implementação da perspectiva etnomatemática no currículo escolar dematemática auxilia no desenvolvimento do aprendizado intelectual, social, emocional e político dos alunos aoutilizar as próprias referencias culturais para transmitir o conhecimento, as habilidades e as atitudes. Esse tipode curriculo fornece maneiras pelas quais os alunos mantém a própria identidade enquanto são bem sucedidosacademicamente.


Palabras clave


Ethnomathematics; Culture; Mathematics Curriculum; Sociocultural Contexts; InformalMathematics; Academic Mathematics; Etnomatemática; Cultura; Currículo Etnomatemático; Contextos Socioculturais; MatemáticaInformal; Matemática Acadêmica

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