How and why might my curriculum
be culturally bound?
Two defintions to keep in mind:
Ontology: the way of thinking about the world
Epistemology: the way knowledge is produced and spread
Enabling the white experience to remain the norm
Cultural diversity and equality
There is only one view of Mathematics!
We have to preserve
the "mathiness" of Mathematics
The current view of Mathematics:
Fails to meet the needs of all people
Not always easily understood outside the
Questioning of the practicality of Mathematics
Disadvantaging those who fail to embrace
the western view of mathematics
We should recognise the relationship
between Mathematics and culture
Slowly alter the curriculum to embrace the cultural element
Provide students with better visualisation of mathematical
situations and more recognition of mathematics in practice
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