Really, this is new? The static HTML reminds me of one of my sites, kinda 1990s.
I think the approach to ethno-mathematics is not to teach that there is math proper, which is not ethnic, and then all these other maths that are.
"7. If you need students to listen to you while you are in the computer room, ask them to take their hands off the computer, turn around and face you. To me, that read like pure anthropology. The teacher's face is not on the screen. They have to "turn around" to see their teacher. That's one way one ethnicity (the elementary school teaching subculture) has it arranged. There'a a "computer room" you go into, as distinct from a math room.
Of course as an ethnic myself, I went prowling for my key topics: Pascal's Triangle, Figurate and Polyhedral Numbers, Python the language, 3rd powering as Non-Cubic, concentric hierarchy of polyhedrons, Fibonacci, Al Khwarizmi, the spread of Hindu- Arabic numbers, the spread of ASCII, the Unicode. SQL.
My ethnic subculture would consider the above all suitable for elementary schools, with future spiraling immediately to follow in higher grades. Curricula not including these are unlikely to be taken seriously by our STEM-oriented wise elders, with their time-energy budget axes. Lots of other topics needed too of course (prime vs composite, triangulating a sphere), but lets start with some basics. A rhombic dodecahedron of volume six (relative to unit tet) *has* to be there. No sense wasting our time with candidates that bleep over that one!
But that's just my tribe thinking out loud. Most Americans are clueless vis-a-vis our little ethnicity or cult or whatever you wanna call it.
On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 5:49 PM, Terri Husted <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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