The Indigenous Mathematics Project: An Overview
Educational Studies in Mathematics
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.
Lancy, D. F. (1981). The indigenous mathematics project: An overview. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 12, 445-453.