Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Cultures (3rd ed.)

October 31, 2020
Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Cultures (3rd ed.)

This fascinating study of mathematical thinking amongsub-Saharan African peoples covers counting in words and ingestures; measuring time, distance, weight, and other quantities;manipulating money and keeping accounts; number systems; patternsin music, poetry, art, and architecture; and number magic andtaboos. African games such as mankala and elaborate versions oftic-tac-toe show how complex this thinking can be. An invaluableresource for students, teachers, and others interested in Africancultures and multiculturalism, this third edition is updated withan introduction covering two decades of new research in theethnomathematics of Africa.