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Author Gerdes, Paulus.

Title Geometry from Africa : mathematical and educational explorations / Paulus Gerdes ; with a foreword by Arthur B. Powell
Published Washington, DC : Mathematical Association of America, [1999]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  510.96 Ger/Gfa  AVAILABLE
Description xv,210 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 24cm
Series Classroom resource materials
Classroom resource materials.
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. On geometric ideas in Africa south of the Sahara -- 2. From African designs to discovering the Pythagorean Theorem -- 3. Geometric ideas in crafts and possibilities for their educational exploration -- 4. The 'sona' sand drawing tradition and possibilities for its educational use
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Art in mathematics education.
Decoration and ornament -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Ethnomathematics -- Africa.
Geometrical drawing.
Geometry -- Study and teaching.
Geometry -- Africa.
LC no. 99062794
ISBN 0883857154