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Through the ages, various forms of visual expression have implicitly (and explicitly) drawn on a variety of mathematical principles. The people at the Center for Cultural Design at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are interested in reaching out to a wide range of people through culturally-situated design tools, so they have created this fine site to do just that. The activities offered on the site are designed to help students learn standards-based mathematics through examinations of pre-Columbian pyramids, basket weaving, and rhythm wheels. Within each of the activities, visitors can read a bit of historical background, and then participate in a number of interactive activities designed to reinforce a range of mathematical principles and axioms. Educators will appreciate the teaching materials that are included with each activity, as they include links to other materials and examples of student work.

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  • Social Studies > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

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    NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Mathematics -- Instructional issues,Social studies -- Instructional issues,Social studies -- Technology and civilization,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928115729444T,Foreign Languages,Foreign Languages -- Cultural awareness,Social studies,Mathematics,Education,Technology,Social Sciences,NSDL

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    English

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