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Gerdes, Paulus – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Presents an educational mathematical activity from Africa. Shows how one child explored the game of Julirde, a game of the mosque emphasizing problem solving and symmetry. Offers several suggestions for exploring the game from the central African country of Cameroon in the elementary school mathematics classroom. (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Powell, Arthur B.; Temple, Oshon L. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Explains the game of Oware, an African board game that provides rich opportunities for all children to build and extend arithmetical ideas and number sense, develop strategic thinking, and explore important social behaviors. (Contains 22 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Ethnomathematics