Abstract / Synopsis
The International Study Group on Ethnomathematics (ISGEm) supports incorporating cultural diversity of mathematical practices to promote the teaching and learning of school mathematics. Through The Mathematics Heritage Project, students at a middle school in the southeastern United States developed unique creations to connect with the mathematics connected to their identities and self-identified cultural group. Upon reflection, students reported an increased awareness of the relevance of mathematics in their lives and a sense of ownership that is both meaningful and modern.
Siddhi Desai, Brianna Kurtz & Farshid Safi, "Mathematics Heritage Project: An Exploration Empowering Students' Mathematical Identities," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 11 Issue 2 (July 2021), pages 106-122. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202102.05. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol11/iss2/5
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