Title

The Indigenous Mathematics Project: An Overview

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

Educational Studies in Mathematics

Publication Date

1981

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Volume

12

Issue

4

First Page

445

Last Page

453

Abstract

A multi-disciplinary team research project is described. The project is being undertaken in Papua New Guinea under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and UNESCO. The major goal is to document the relationship between environmental and cultural features, which vary widely in the country, and cognitive development. A second goal is the documentation of mathematics learning and instruction. The paper describes the various components of the project and some of the preliminary findings.

DOI

10.1007/BF00308142

Comments

Originally published by Springer Verlag. Publisher's PDF available through remote link via JSTOR. This article appeared in Educational Studies in Mathematics.