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Author Gerdes, Paulus.

Title Geometry from Africa : mathematical and educational explorations. / Paulus Gerdes, with a foreword by Arthur B. Powell.

Imprint Washington, DC : Mathematical Association of America, c1999.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    516 GER    Available
Description xv, 210 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series Classroom resource materials
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Geometrical and educational explorations inspired by African cultural activities -- On geometrical ideas in Africa south of the Sahara -- From African designs to discovering the Pythagorean theorem -- Geometrical ideas in crafts and possibilities for their educational exploration -- 'Sona' sand drawing tradition and possibilities for its educational use.
Subject Geometry -- Study and teaching.
Art in mathematics education.
Decoration and ornament -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Geometry -- Africa.
Geometrical drawing.
Ethnomathematics -- Africa.
ISBN 0883857154 : $39.95

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