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Africa Counts : Number and Pattern in African Culture - 3rd edition

by Claudia Zaslavsky

Africa Counts : Number and Pattern in African Culture (ISBN10: 1556523505; ISBN13: 9781556523502)
ISBN13: 978-1556523502
ISBN10: 1556523505

Summary: This fascinating study of mathematical thinking among sub-Saharan African peoples covers counting in words and in gestures; measuring time, distance, weight, and other quantities; manipulating money and keeping accounts; number systems; patterns in music, poetry, art, and architecture; number magic and taboos, and much more. African games such as mankala and elaborate versions of tic-tac-toe show how complex this thinking can be. An invaluable resource for students, ...show moreteachers, and others interested in African cultures and multiculturalism, this third edition is updated with an introduction covering two decades of new research in the ethnomathematics of Africa.
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Lawrence Hill
Published: 04/01/1999
International: No

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