Congreso Internacional de Etnomatemática, 6to Congreso Internacional de Etnomatemáticas

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Unframing mathematics: Effecting social justice
Tamsin Meaney, Anne Birgitte Fyhn, Shana Graham

Última modificación: 2018-05-11


Ethnomathematics has long been associated with the mathematical practices of Indigenous people. However, the political nature of identifying and dealing with the issues surrounding mathematics for Indigenous people is rarely discussed in a way which acknowledges the complexity of the issues in play. In this paper, we analyse the discussions held at a conference on Indigenous mathematics education using Nancy Fraser’s theory of social justice. Our analysis identifies some of the complexity in geographical, cultural and chronological differences that affect how mathematics for Indigenous students is framed in regard to the distribution of resources, recognition of cultural knowledge and especially representation in decision making.