Rainforest mathematics. (English)

J. Math. Educ. Teach. Coll. 5, No. 2, 1-7 (2014).

Summary: This paper addresses the contested way that ethnomathematics has sometimes been received by mathematicians and others and what that disagreement might suggest about issues in mathematics education; namely, (a) the relation of ethnomathematics to academic mathematics; (b) recent efforts to reform secondary school mathematics so that it prepares students better for entering the workplace; and (c) claims that mathematics and mathematics education are coming to share increasingly less common ground.