I am in desperate need of a summary of the attached file. (My class is "math 07: exploring world cultures in math class.)
Summary of "Exploring World Cultures in Math Class" by Claudia Zaslavsky
This article ("Exploring World Cultures in Math Class" in the October 2002 issue of Educational Leadership) describes different lesson plans that could be used to teach mathematics from an ethnomathematical perspective. Ethnomathematics is the study of the relationship between mathematics and culture. All cultures on the planet have studied and used mathematics, and they have often approached the subject in different ways. Since students come from many different societies, an ethnomathematical approach can help a diverse student population understand their own society and unfamiliar societies, while at the same time, learning mathematical concepts and applying the lessons to various real-world ...