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Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Cultures
by Claudia Zaslavsky

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    Format: Paperback, 368 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781556523502
    Imprint: Chicago Review Press
    Publisher: Chicago Review Press
    Parent Company: Chicago Review Press
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    Book Description:
    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 two decades of new research in the ethnomathematics of Africa.

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