Development and contextualization of tasks from an ethnomathematical perspective
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University of Thessaly Press
Albanese, V., Adamuz-Povedano, N., & Bracho-López, R. (2017). Development and contextualization of tasks from an ethnomathematical perspective. In: Anna Chronaki (Ed.), Mathematics Education and Life at Times of Crisis (pp. 205-211). Volos Greece: University of Thessaly Press. [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/51173]
SponsorshipMathematics Education and Society
We propose incorporating an ethnomathematical perspective in primary school teacher education to facilitate a meaningful contextualization for the tasks they develop. We consider a meaningful contextualization from an ethnomathematical standpoint to be one that respects the studied culture from an emic approach, rather than an etic approach. We observe that studying cultural characteristics (Moroccan dishes in the examples provided) used as context seems to favor a better understanding and relation to the mathematical concepts that show mathematical complexity of the designed tasks, as far as developing the different components of the corresponding mathematical sense (sense of measurement in the analyzed cases).