Count On Your Fingers African Style by Claudia Zaslavsky. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1980.
Some varieties of African hand and finger gestures for numbers. A book for children. National Council of Christians and Jews citation. Notable Social Studies Book (National Council for Social Studies, 1980). Outstanding Science Book (National Science Teachers Association, 1980). Honor book for the 1981 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award of the American Library Association.
Count On Your Fingers African Style (revised edition) by Claudia Zaslavsky. Illustrated by Wangechi Mutu.
[New York]: Black Butterfly Books (division of Writers and Readers Publishing), 1999. Distributed by Publishers Group West.
African games of strategy: a teaching manual by Louise Crane.
[Urbana]: African Studies Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982.
African outreach series, No. 2.
Mancala Games by Laurence Russ.
Reference Publishers, 1984.
Second, slightly revised edition:
The Complete Mancala Games Book: How to Play the World's Oldest Board Games by Larry Russ.
Marlowe and Co., 1999.
L'Awélé: Le jeu des semailles africaines[Oware: The African Game of Seeds] by Pascal Reysset and Francois Pingaud.
Paris: Chiron, 1993.
Women, Art and Geometry in Southern Africa by Paulus Gerdes.
Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1998.
Geometry from Africa: Mathematical and Educational Explorations by Paulus Gerdes.
Paperbound.
Washington: Mathematical Association of America, 1999.
African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design by Ron Eglash.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1999.
Science and an African Logic by Helen Verran.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
(Web ordering information.)
Awakening of Geometrical Thought in Early Culture by Paulus Gerdes.
Minneapolis: MEP Publications, 2003.
ISBN 0-930656-75X.
(Web ordering information.)
Title also appears as Awakening of Geometric Thought in Early Culture.
Mathematics in African History and Cultures: An Annotated Bibliography by Paulus Gerdes and Ahmed Djebbar.
African Mathematical Union, 2004.
A French version was (2004) to be published by the University of Lille.
Second edition.
Paulus Gerdes, 2007. Paperback and electronic.
ISBN 978-1-4303-1537-7.
Marianne Schmidl (1890-1942): Das unvollendete Leben und Werk einer Ethnologin [Marianne Schmidl (1890-1942): The Unfinished Life and Work of an Ethnologist]
With the text of "Afrikanische Spiralwulstkörbe" ["African spiral bulge baskets"] by Marinna Schmidl,
by Katja Geisenhainer.
Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2005.
ISBN 978-386583087-6.
Biography of an early woman ethnologist who wrote the first known study of African cultural mathematics (see list of articles), who as a woman and a Jew was refused employment as an academic, and who as a Jew was killed by the Nazis.
Reviewed in Ulrich Oberdiek, ed., Anthropological Abstracts: Cultural/Social Anthropology from German-Speaking Countries, Vol. 4, 2005, p. 34. Lit Verlag, Berlin, 2005.
African Doctorates in Mathematics: A Catalogue by Paulus Gerdes.
Lulu, 2007. Paperback and electronic.
ISBN 978-1-4303-1867-5.
(Web ordering information.)
A catalogue of over 2000 doctoral theses by Africans in all fields of mathematics, including applied mathematics, mathematics education and history of mathematics.
OTTHAVA: Making Baskets and Doing Geometry in the Makhuwa Culture in the Northeast of Mozambique by Paulus Gerdes.
Paulus Gerdes, 2010. Paperback and electronic.
292 pp.
ISBN 978-0-557-38290-3.
OTTHAVA Images in Colour by Paulus Gerdes.
Paulus Gerdes, 2010. Paperback and electronic.
68 pp.
ISBN 978-0-557-38292-7
Full-colour supplement to the preceding.
``Women as the first mathematicians'' by Claudia Zaslavsky.
WME Newsletter [Newletter of Women in Mathematics Education], Vol. 14, No. 1 (Fall, 1991), p. 4.
According to the author, this article should not be taken literally! It is intended to provoke thought about the role of women in cultural development.
Reprinted with addendum in ISGEm Newsletter [Newsletter of the International Study Group for Ethnomathematics], Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan., 1992).
Las Mujeres Como las Primeras Matemáticas
Spanish translation of the reprint, in the Spanish translation of ISGEm Newsletter; at http://web.nmsu.edu/~pscott/isgems71.htm.
Mathematics in Africa: Explicit and implicit by C. Zaslavsky.
Part 1, Chapter 1.8, pp. 85-92, in Volume 1 of:
Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences
edited by I. Grattan-Guinness.
London, Routledge, 1994.
`Africa Counts' and ethnomathematics by Claudia Zaslavsky.
For the Learning of Mathematics, Vol. 14, No. 2 (June, 1994), pp. 3-8.
How Africa Counts came to be written. Also, thoughts about and experiences with introducing multiculturalism into the elementary and secondary mathematics curriculum.
On culture, geometrical thinking and mathematics education by Paulus Gerdes.
Chapter 11, pp. 223-247, in:
Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education
edited by Arthur B. Powell and Marilyn Frankenstein.
Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1997.
Describes some uses of mathematical methods in Mozambican culture.
Marianne Schmidl (1890-1942) by Katja Geisenhainer.
Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, Vol. 127 (2002), pp. 269-300.
Two articles are specifically on Africa, by P. Gerdes and H. Verran. Several articles deal with ethnomathematics and general multicultural aspects.
Mathematics Elsewhere: An Exploration of Ideas Across Cultures by Marcia Ascher.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002.
Contents and ordering information.
Honorable Mention, 2003: Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Mathematics and Statistics, awarded by the Association of American Publishers.
Basketry, Geometry, and Symmetry in Africa and the Americas by Paulus Gerdes.
Visual Mathematics, Special E-Book issue, 2004.
Go to links "Papers" and then "Special E-book issue".
A CD version will be available soon.
The geometry and symmetries of designs and patterns
created by mat and basket weavers in several African and American
cultures. The type of basketry discussed is twill basketry.
More Math Games and Activities from Around the World by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2003.
(Web ordering information from the Independent Publishers Group.)
(Telephone orders from the Independent Publishers Group: (800) 888-4741.)
Integrating mathematics with the study of cultural traditions by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Pp. 14-15 in:
Mathematics, Education, and Society
edited by Christine Keitel et al.
Proceedings of the Fifth Day Special Programme at the Sixth International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-6), Budapest, 1988.
Paris: UNESCO, 1989.
Talk presented at the opening session of the Fifth Day.
Symmetry in American folk art by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Arithmetic Teacher, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Sept., 1990), pp. 6-12.
Multicultural mathematics education for the middle grades by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Arithmetic Teacher, Vol. 38, No. 6 (Feb., 1991), pp. 8-13.
Talk at the International Conference on History in Mathematics Education, Leicester, U.K., 1990.
Reprinted as Chapter 15, pp. 307-320, in:
Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education
edited by Arthur B. Powell and Marilyn Frankenstein.
Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1997.
A Multicultural Approach to Math Education by Claudia Zaslavsky.
CONNECT, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Sept., 1992), pp. 1-2.
Generalizations and teaching strategies for mathematics by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Chapter, pp. 223-248, in:
Planning and Organizing for Multicultural Instruction, 2nd edition,
by Gwendolyn C. Baker.
Menlo Park, Calif.: Addison-Wesley, 1993.
From Howard Eves to Africa Counts to multicultural mathematics education by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Pp. 171-174 in:
In Eves' Circles (Proceedings of the Howard Eves Conference)
edited by Joby Milo Anthony.
MAA Notes, No. 34.
Washington: Mathematical Association of America, 1994.
Bringing the world into the mathematics classroom by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Multicultural Approaches in Mathematics and Science.
ENC Focus [Eisenhower National Clearing House], Vol. 5, No. 1 (1998), pp. 5-7.
Republished as:
Bringing the world into the math classroom Eisenhower National Clearing House, online edition, September, 2004, http://www.enc.org/features/focus/archive/mathroots2/document.shtm?input=FOC-002356-index
Has expanded author info.
Ethnomathematics and multicultural mathematics education by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Teaching Children Mathematics, Vol. 4, No. 9 (May, 1998), pp. 502-503.
The ``In My Opinion'' column.
Reprinted, pp. 8-9, in:
Reflecting on NCTM's `Principles and Standards' in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Readings from NCTM's School-Based Journals,
edited by Anne R. Teppo.
Reston, Va.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2002.
African customs as applied to the mathematics clasroom by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Pp. 16-17 in:
Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education.
Edited by Louise S. Grinstein and Sally I. Lipsey.
New York and London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2001.
Exploring world cultures in math class by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Educational Leadership, Vol. 60, No. 2 (Oct., 2002), pp. 66-69.
``When math curriculums incorporate the study of world cultures, students learn to appreciate cultural differences and critically examine their own society.''
Magic squares by Claudia Zaslavsky.
Connect, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Nov./Dec., 2003), pp. 10-13.