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|Math Across Cultures|
|The first booklet in the new "Exploratorium Teacher Activity"
series is designed to help teachers increase awareness of multicultural
issues for middle- and secondary- school students while making science and
math more relevant and approachable to children of color. The discovery-based
learning activities feature an eclectic mix of methods and materials from
various cultures. Guided by their researchers, students decipher the mathematical
language of quipu rope knots from the Inca civilization; learn about mathematical
proofs by playing the compelling game of Madagascar solitaire; translate
Egyptian and Mayan astronomical hieroglyphics; and practice problem solving
by weaving baskets.
Softcover, two color, 48 pages, $10.00. The Exploratorium, 1996. ISBN: 0-943451-41-8.