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Math and science across cultures

activities and investigations from the Exploratorium

Published by New Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Too often, the study of science, math, and technology is limited to the major successes of the Western world. Yet people all over the world have observed and explored nature and developed technologies to help them in their everyday lives. This book is designed to help teachers, parents, and youth-group leaders use hands-on activities to explore the math and science of different cultural traditions, and to make these subjects more relevant and approachable for children of all backgrounds. With instructions in this book, you can: Construct a Brazilian carnival instrument and investigate the science of sound--Play a peg solitaire game from Madagascar and learn about mathematical patterns--Experiment with a traditionally prepared cup of Chinese tea and learn about energy flow--Count like an Egyptian, decipher Mayan mathematical symbols, and decode the ancient Inca number system of knotted cords.

About the Edition

Too often, the study of science, math, and technology is limited to the major successes of the Western world. Yet people all over the world have observed and explored nature and developed technologies to help them in their everyday lives. This book is designed to help teachers, parents, and youth-group leaders use hands-on activities to explore the math and science of different cultural traditions, and to make these subjects more relevant and approachable for children of all backgrounds. With instructions in this book, you can: Construct a Brazilian carnival instrument and investigate the science of sound--Play a peg solitaire game from Madagascar and learn about mathematical patterns--Experiment with a traditionally prepared cup of Chinese tea and learn about energy flow--Count like an Egyptian, decipher Mayan mathematical symbols, and decode the ancient Inca number system of knotted cords.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

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Other Titles
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Classifications

Library of Congress
QA11.2 .B3653 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 176 p. :
Number of pages
176

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL15605218M
Internet Archive
mathscienceacros00bazi
ISBN 10
1565845412
LC Control Number
00136455
OCLC/WorldCat
45394136
Library Thing
1016229
Goodreads
1475665
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