id: 02361355
dt: a
an: 2005d.01464
au: Baturo, Annette R.; Norton, Stephen; Cooper, Tom J.
ti: The mathematics of indigenous card games: Implications for mathematics
teaching and learning.
so: Putt, Ian et al., MERGA 27: Mathematics education for the third millennium:
Towards 2010. Vol. 1. , (ISBN 1-920846-04-2). 87-94 (2004).
py: 2004
pu: ,
la: EN
cc: C60 D40 A60
ut: contextualisation of mathematics; indigenous students; ethnomathematics;
card games; teaching methods
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ab: Many rural Indigenous students perform poorly in mathematics as measured by
standard tests. This paper discusses contextualisation of mathematics
with respect to Indigenous culture and explores the card games the
children play out of school. It was found that some of the games were
sophisticated and mathematical in terms of strategies needed to
succeed. The paper provides descriptions and mathematical analyses of
two games which could be used to develop assessment tools to explore
the mathematical understanding of Indigenous students and motivating
learning activities consistent with existing community mathematics
contexts. It draws implications for the use of these games as
contextualisation.
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