Publication year: 2016
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This survey on the modernity of ethnomathematics addresses numerous themes related to both ethnomathematics and mathematics education. It offers a broader view of mathematics, including ideas, procedures, concepts, processes, methods, and practices rooted in distinct cultural environments. In addition, by reflecting on the social and political dimensions of ethnomathematics, another important aspect of this research program is the development of innovative approaches for a dynamic and glocalized society. Ethnomathematics recognizes that members of different cultures develop unique mathematical techniques, methods, and explanations that allow for an alternative understanding and transformation of societal norms. The theoretical basis of ethnomathematics offers a valid alternative to traditional studies of history, philosophy, cognition, and pedagogical aspects of mathematics.
Subject: Education, Mathematics Education, Learning & Instruction, Teaching and Teacher Education, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Curricular Implications, Ethnomathematics, Ethnomodelling, Ethnocomputing, History of Ethnomathematics, Innovative Approaches, Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Approaches, Polysemic Interactions, Six Dimensions of Ethnomathematics, Social Justice, Social Turn, Teacher Education, Trivium Curriculum for Mathematics