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Africa Counts*** - Claudia Zaslavsky

Paperback Published: 1st May 1999
ISBN: 9781556523502
Number Of Pages: 368

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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; and number magic and taboos. African games such as mankala and elaborate versions of tic-tac-toe show how complex this thinking can be. An invaluable resource for students, teachers, 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.

"Anyone who reads this fine book will never again view the African peoples in quite the same light." -- The New Yorker

ISBN: 9781556523502
ISBN-10: 1556523505
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st May 1999
Publisher: A Cappella Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised