Symmetrical freedom quilts: the ethnomathematics of ways of communication, liberation, and art

Symmetrical freedom quilts: the ethnomathematics of ways of communication, liberation, and art

Abstract Symmetrical Freedom Quilts may be considered as links between mathematics, history, ethnomathematics, and the art of quilting.  A quilt theme is a pedagogical way to integrate mathematics, art, and history in an interdisciplinary approach. This article combines an ethnomathematical-historic...

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Journal Title: Revista Latinoamericana de Etnomatemática
First author: Milton Rosa
Other Authors: Daniel C. Orey
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Idioma: Español
Get full text: http://www.revista.etnomatematica.org/index.php/RevLatEm/article/view/19
Tipo de recurso: Documento de revista
Source: Revista Latinoamericana de Etnomatemática; Vol 2, No 2 (Año 2009).
Publisher: Universidad de Nariño
Derechos de uso: Reconocimiento (by)
Categories: Physical/Engineering Sciences --> Mathematics, Applied
Social Sciences/Humanities --> Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Resumen: Abstract Symmetrical Freedom Quilts may be considered as links between mathematics, history, ethnomathematics, and the art of quilting.  A quilt theme is a pedagogical way to integrate mathematics, art, and history in an interdisciplinary approach. This article combines an ethnomathematical-historical perspective by elaborating a history project related to the Underground Railroad.  This work will allow teachers to develop classroom projects that help students to better understand geometry, especially concepts of symmetry and transformations.  One of the objectives of this project is to stimulate student’s creativity and interest, because quilts may be considered as cultural and mathematical expressions of student’s daily life. ResumoOs Quilts Simétricos da Liberdade podem ser considerados como um elo entre a matemática, a história, a etnomatemática e a arte de quilting. O tema quilt é um modo pedagógico que integra a matemática, a arte e a história numa abordagem interdisciplinar. Este artigo combina uma perspectiva histórica-etnomatemática ao elaborar um projeto de história relacionado com o  Underground Railroad.  Este trabalho permite que os professores desenvolvam projetos em sala de aula que auxiliam os alunos ao melhor entendimento da geometria, especialmente, os conceitos de simetria  e transformações. Um dos objetivos deste projeto é estimular a criatividade e o interesse dos alunos,  pois os quilts podem ser considerados como expressões culturais e matemáticas do cotidiano dos alunos.