The Multicultural Math Classroom: Bringing in the World / Edition 1

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All over the world, in all eras of history, people have developed mathematical ideas to meet their needs and interests. They count objects, measure quantities, invent calendars, plan buildings, design works of art, and even play games involving math. Although each society solves these problems in its own way, the concepts are common to all.

Claudia Zaslavsky's new book introduces a multi- cultural perspective to the elementary and middle grade math curriculum, revealing how such a perspective can enrich the learning of all students-whatever their gender, ethnic/racial heritage, or socioeconomic status. Students learn that mathematics was created by real people attempting to solve real problems. They're asked to solve the same kinds of problems and to extend their problem solving skills to issues within their communities.

Zaslavsky begins by presenting a rationale for multicultural math education and describing the work of several educators. Then, she focuses on the activities themselves, providing practical suggestions and real life applications. Children have the opportunity to learn counting words in different languages and locations of the societies under discussion. The book provides background information on each topic's history and development, as well as references for both teachers and students.

The Multicultural Math Classroom inspires cooperation, creativity, and critical thinking. Students of diverse interests and achievement levels will take pride in the contributions of their people and learn to appreciate the accomplishments of others.

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“Filled with many quality teaching ideas that will help teachers add new multicultural dimensions to their mathematics teaching.”–Rethinking Schools
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This creative yet mathematically rigorous guide to teaching elementary and middle-grade mathematics emphasizes empowering children to learn abstract concepts based on mathematical techniques used around the world. Some b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435083731
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 12/4/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 5 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudia Zaslavsky has taught mathematics at many levels, from middle grades to graduate courses for teachers. Her years of experience in the Greenburgh Central Seven school district in New York State, where busing for integration was established in 1951, led to her investigation into the evolution of mathematical ideas in Africa. The result was the book Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Culture, first published in 1973 and now a classic in paperback.
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Table of Contents

Overview of Multicultural Mathematics Education

Multicultural Mathematics Curriculum

The Mathematics-Literature Connection

Counting with Fingers and Words

Numerals: Symbols for Numbers

Recording and Calculating: Tallies, Knots, and Beads

How People Use Numbers

Geometry and Measurement in Architecture

Geometry, Measurement, and Symmetry in Art

Data Analysis and the Culture of the Community

Games of Many Cultures

Multicultural Mathematics Education in Practice

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