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Latinos and Mathematics [microform] / Luis Ortiz-Franco
Bib ID 5574813
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Ortiz-Franco, Luis
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1993 
59 p. 
Summary

An historical perspective reveals that sophisticated mathematical activity has been going on in the Latino culture for thousands of years. This paper provides a general definition of the area of mathematics education that deals with issues of culture and mathematics (ethnomathematics) and defines what is meant by the term Latino in this essay. Discussion includes pre-Columbian mathematics (the vigesimal systems of the Olmecs and Aztecs and the decimal system of the Incas with recommendations to teachers for teaching of these systems), commentary on pre-Columbian mathematics, mathematical activity in Latin America, and Latino mathematicians in the United States. Contains 34 references. (MKR)

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ERIC Note: Baseline Essay prepared for the Portland Public Schools, Portland, Oregon.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Ethnomathematics.  |  Hispanic Americans.  |  Mathematicians.  |  Mathematics Education.  |  Mathematics History.  |  Number Systems.  |  Symbolic Language.  |  Latin America Latinos  |  Historical Research
Form/genre Opinion Papers.
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