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Africa Counts : Number and Pattern in African Culture.

Author: Claudia Zaslavsky
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Chicago Review Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This fascinating study of mathematical thinking among sub-Saharan African peoples covers counting in words and in gestures; measuring time, distance, weight, and other quantities; manipulating money and keeping accounts; number systems; patterns in music, poetry, art, and architecture; and number magic and taboos. African games such as mankala and elaborate versions of tic-tac-toe show how complex this thinking can  Read more...
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Zaslavsky, Claudia.
Africa Counts : Number and Pattern in African Culture.
Los Angeles, CA : Chicago Review Press, ©1999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Zaslavsky
ISBN: 9781613741153 1613741154
OCLC Number: 843204342
Description: 1 online resource (369 pages)
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This fascinating study of mathematical thinking among sub-Saharan African peoples covers counting in words and in gestures; measuring time, distance, weight, and other quantities; manipulating money and keeping accounts; number systems; patterns in music, poetry, art, and architecture; and number magic and taboos. African games such as mankala and elaborate versions of tic-tac-toe show how complex this thinking can be. An invaluable resource for students, teachers, and others interested in African cultures and multiculturalism, this third edition is updated with an introduction covering t.

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