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  1. ISGEm: International Study Group on Ethnomathematics - Ron Eglash
    A group that sponsors programs and business meetings at annual conferences of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in the United States, and at the International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME)."Ethnomathematics" describes the mathematical practices of identifiable cultural groups. This site contains a brief description and history of ethnomathematics, organizational information about the Study Group, and links to relevant Web sites. more>>

  2. Multicultural Math Fair - Suzanne Alejandre, Frisbie Middle School
    Twenty-nine percent of Frisbie's student population is Limited English Proficient; Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, German, Indonesian, Korean, Philipino, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Samoan, Spanish, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, and Urdu are represented. In 1993-94 Math Fair activities in English and Spanish included Navajo Burntwater Designs; Building A Pyramid; Sands Along the Nile; Anybody Know the Time?; Towers of Hanoi; Chinese Tangram Puzzles; Srinivasa's Spheres; Sonya's Symmetry; Using Kali; and Mayan Math. Sites from which to download software to use with the activities; student comments; photos of Frisbie students at the fair; and Math Fair and Interdisciplinary links were included. more>>

  3. Multicultural Pavilion, University of Virginia - Paul Gorski
    Sites for educators interested in multicultural issues. Resources for teachers, including reviews of children's music, multicultural activities, online archives, and links to multicultural websites; papers, book reviews, and published materials; statistical data archives, links to online libraries, E-journals, archives, links to research organizations; activities that work toward multicultural and diversity awareness and introspection, arranged sequentially. On-line forum for online exchanges about multicultural issues and education; categorized links to other internet sites; resources, document archives, and special topics. Listserv; keyword search of all documents. more>>


 
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  1. The Aztec Calendar: Math, Geometry, and Design - Charles William Johnson
    A site that explores the relation between the mathematics of ancient reckoning systems, expressed in historically significant numbers (cited in the historical record), and designs within the geometry of ancient artwork. The complexity of design within ...more>>

  2. The Aztec Calendar - René Voorburg
    Historical information and illustrations of the two more or less independent systems comprising the Aztec calendar, one having 365 days and based on the agricultural or solar year, the other with 260 days. A Calculator allows you to enter a date in the ...more>>

  3. A Bibliography of Mathematics Education - Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, U.K.
    A 1994 electronic bibliography prepared for students at the University of Exeter, U.K. Contents: Society, Diversity And Mathematics Education; The Learning Of Mathematical Topics; The Psychology Of Learning Mathematics; Teaching Approaches And Resources ...more>>

  4. The Civilization of the Mayans - ThinkQuest 1997
    Essentially a school paper in web format, covering, briefly, Mayan art, astronomy, ball-game, books and hieroglyphics, class system, and number system, with rated related Mayan links and references, and an about-the-authors section. ...more>>

  5. Culturally Situated Design Tools: Teaching Math through Culture - Ron Eglash
    Java for creating your own Mangbetu design, cornrow curves, graffiti, bead looms, SimShoBan, Yupik star navigator, Yupik parka patterns, Pre-Columbian pyramids, and rhythm wheels -- and learning the mathematics behind them. Organized into African, African ...more>>

  6. Ethnomathematic Research - Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Etnomatemática, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    Abstracts of masters and doctoral theses from the Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Etnomatemática (GEPEm), dating back to 1985. Titles include The use of mathematics in agriculture: a case study of sugar-cane farmers; Mathematics education in adults' ...more>>

  7. Ethnomathematics - Nancy Casey
    Ethnomathematics is the study of mathematics which takes into consideration the culture in which mathematics arises. Mathematics is often associated with the study of "universals"; however, it is important to recognize that often something we think of ...more>>

  8. A Homepage for New Math Teachers - Terri Husted
    A page created by a middle school teacher to give new math teachers a few pointers and ideas to help with their teaching, focusing on "the qualities of good teachers and not just good programs." Includes: How to Start Making Connections; A Clear Lesson; ...more>>

  9. Hope's Books - Hope Martin
    Math workbooks for elementary, middle school, and high school teachers, designed to integrate hands-on, motivating activities with skills and concepts reflecting the new Standards. Also workshops for teachers. Books to order online include: What Year ...more>>

  10. International Mathematical Virtual Institute - DMBL (Scientific Society of Mathematicians Banja Luka)
    The International Mathematical Virtual Institute (IMVI) promotes communication, cooperation and collaboration in the Balkans, elsewhere in Europe, and worldwide on research in (pure and applied) mathematics, history and philosophy of mathematics, and ...more>>

  11. The Latino Connection - Pedro Ruíz-García
    A page designed to simplify the search for information on Latino/Hispanic countries. Individual country pages with links to country's history, culture, maps, travel and tourism, arts, cuisine, higher education, and other related Web pages, newsgroups, ...more>>

  12. Magic Squares: Math, History, Geography - Suzanne Alejandre
    Designed primarily for middle school and older elementary school students, this Math Forum Web unit includes classroom activities for four different squares: Lo Shu, Sator, Dürer, and Franklin, three of them demonstrating increasing complexity using ...more>>

  13. The Mayan Adventure
    Multi-page, JAVA-based, Mayan Adventure games, meant to be fun and instructive. Learn the Mayan number system and mathematics, the Mayan system of timekeeping, and significant facts about Mayan culture and history; learn to decipher up to 40 percent of ...more>>

  14. Mayan Arithmetic - Steven Fought
    A discussion of the importance of the Mayan symbol for zero and a tutorial on adding Mayan numbers by Steven Fought, written when he was a junior at Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. ...more>>

  15. Mayan Dating, Mayan Astronomy - Bohumil and Vladimir Bohm
    Articles describing the calculation of the correlation between the Mayan and Christian systems of dating, and the results of Mayan Astronomy in the Dresden Codex and the Correlation between the Mayan and Christian Systems of Dating. In English, Spanish, ...more>>

  16. Mayan Math - Karen M. Strom
    The Mayans devised a counting system that was able to represent very large numbers by using only 3 symbols, a dot, a bar, and a symbol for zero, or completion, usually a shell. Charts here show the number cycle, as well as principles of arithmetic. ...more>>

  17. Native American Geometry - Chris Hardaker
    A physical, proportional geometry that originates from the simple circle. A growing body of architectural and iconographic evidence suggests this geometry was a relatively common tradition and has been practiced for at least 2000 years. The site is divided ...more>>

  18. NativeNet
    Public discussions designed to promote dialogue and understanding regarding indigenous peoples of all parts of the world. NativeNet hosts a number of conversations on education; one topic discussed in October, 1996 was Teaching Mathematics and Native ...more>>

  19. NCTM San Diego Sessions on Multicultural Issues - Mathematics Education at the Math Forum
    A selection of presentation summaries from the 74th Annual NCTM Meeting, 25-28 April 1996, San Diego, CA. ...more>>

  20. Radical Math
    A site for integrating issues of social justice into the classroom. Contribute your own resources, search them by keyword, or browse by math topic, title, or types such as lesson plans, article, charts, graphs, data sets, maps, books, websites, and more. ...more>>

  21. Show Me Your Math - Borden, Lisa Lunney; and Wagner, David
    Student projects and resources to support culturally responsive teaching from a program that invites Aboriginal Students in Atlantic Canada to explore the mathematics evident in their own community and indigenous practices. Nova Scotia youth who participate ...more>>

  22. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
    The regional education laboratory serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Conducts applied research and development, delivers training, and provides technical assistance to K-12 educators and decision makers. Topics: Improving Classroom ...more>>

  23. Teaching Resources: Mathematics - McGraw-Hill School Division
    Activities and lesson plans for grades 1-6, linked to McGraw-Hill's program Math in my World; also MathTalk - conversations about key issues and teaching strategies (e.g. cultural diversity; manipulatives; technology; problem solving); and "Ask CyberScout!" ...more>>

  24. Web Hunt - Mary Gasch; Nerinx Hall, Webster Groves, MO
    A Web-based hunt centering on non-European mathematics, with links provided to the mathematical contributions of a variety of cultures. Students may submit answers to their own teachers via an onsite form. ...more>>


 
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