'Building bridges between Aboriginal and western mathematics.'

By Gwen Bucknall

Seeing Yolngu, Seeing Mathematics

Michael Cooke
Lecturer in Aboriginal Languages and Linguistics
(Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics)

Batchelor College
November 1990

Title page to page 1.
Seeing Yolngu, Seeing Mathematics
Including Time and Number.
Including Measurement, Space and Money.
Gurrutu - Yolhu Kinship Mathematics
Including Moiety, Marriage Laws, Alternation of Moieties and Kinship Terminology.
Including Recursion Patterns, Radial Symmetry, Relating Clans, and Malk – the subsection system.
Implications for Educators Pages.
Including Aboriginal Teacher Education.

'Bridging the Gap: bicultural teacher training in mathematics education for Aboriginal trainees from traditional communities.'

By Kathryn Crawford

'Can we count on maths.'

By Beth Graham

'Finding meaning in maths: an introductory program for Aboriginal children.'

By Beth Graham

'Language and mathematics in some Aboriginal classrooms.'

By Beth Graham

Beth Graham

A review of literature submitted to fulfil requirements of ERM 882
Research Methodology

School of Education,
Deakin University
November 1985


Title Page

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. Mathematics and minority groups
2.1 Learning the mathematico - technological culture

3. Reflections on mathematics in mainstream society
3.1 Becoming a counting person
3.2 Learning in school
3.3 Spatial learning

4. Thinking, talking and learning
4.1 Thinking and learning
4.2 Constructing mathematical meanings
4.3 Learning through language

5. Two languages in mathematics education
5.1 Bilingual children in mainstream education
5.2 Two languages in cross-cultural education
5.3 Mathematics in the mother tongue
5.4 Language, culture and meaning
5.5 Moving into the MT culture

6. An Aboriginal view of reality
6.1 A concern for quality
6.2 Many languages: many systems of knowledge
6.3 Ethnomathematics and formal schooling

7. Conclusion


'Australian Aboriginal and Islander mathematics.'

By John Harris

'Counting: what we can learn from white myths about Aboriginal numbers.'

By John Harris

'Facts and fallacies of Aboriginal number system.'

By John Harris

'Mathematics in Aboriginal society.' Chapter 1 of 'Measurement in tribal Aboriginal communities.'

By Pamela Joan Harris

'The mathematics of card playing in an Aboriginal community.'

By Neil Holm and Lionel Japanangka

'Mathematics, prior knowledge, and the Australian Aborigine.'

By Robert Hunting and Heather Whitely

'Mathematics for Aboriginal students who have a different worldview.'

By Barry Kepert

'Counting at Pularumpi: a survey of a traditional mathematics and its implications for modern learning.'

By Robert W. McRoberts

'Aboriginal mathematical concepts: a cultural and linguistic explanation for some of the problems.'

By Barbara J. Sayers

'The context of culture: curriculum studies in mathematics for Aboriginal-Australian teacher education students.'

By Ron Stanton

A description of the mathematical concepts of Groote Eylandt Aborigines

Judith Stokes
December 1982


Title page

0. Introduction
1. Pure Number
1.1 Cardinal Number

1.2. Manipulation of Numbers
2. Applied Number
2.1 Estimation
2.2 Time
2.3 Distance

2.4. Position
2.5. Speed

2.6 Space
2.7 Size
2.8 Mass
2.9 Capacity
2.10 Money
2.11 Age

3. Conclusion