Ethnomathematics and Curriculum: Ethnography in Limbu Community

Authors

  • Krishna Prashad Bhatt Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Smiriti Kandangwa Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ajme.v5i1.54559

Keywords:

Ethnomathematics, enculturation, multiethnic, multicultural, indigenous

Abstract

This study was carried out to see the indigenous practices and the hidden knowledge of mathematics in the ancients' artifacts in the Limbu community, Chuhandada, Tehrathum, Nepal. The entire research process of the study was guided by the Interpretivism paradigm followed by observation of documents and daily used artifacts which can be blended in local curriculum. Nepal is a multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic country with diverse flora and fauna. We have many artifacts and local mathematical practices in different communities. So, the purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of Ethnomathematics and its relevance use in lively classroom activities. This paper seeks to provide a comprehensive concept of some of the current and recent scholarly literature concerning Ethnomathematics and the applicability of Ethnomathematics as a practical teaching approach, particularly for underrepresented students.

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Author Biographies

Krishna Prashad Bhatt, Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Krishna Prashad Bhatt is asst. prof. Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He has published different books on Mathematics for University level as well as school level. He has published different articles in reputed journals.

Smiriti Kandangwa, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Smiriti Kandangwa is student of Mathematics Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Bhatt, K. P., & Kandangwa, S. (2022). Ethnomathematics and Curriculum: Ethnography in Limbu Community. Academic Journal of Mathematics Education, 5(1), 38–50. https://doi.org/10.3126/ajme.v5i1.54559

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