BEYOND EUROCENTRISM: SITUATING ETHNOMATHEMATICS WITHIN THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS NARRATIVE
ResumoThe purpose of this paper is to provide a brief background on the history of mathematics as debated from a sociopolitical stance. This paper sheds light on the role of ethnomathematics and culturally relevant mathematics in advancing the teaching and learning of mathematics for learners from diverse backgrounds. The author reviews efforts to integrate the history of mathematics in the mathematics classroom and introduces potential artifacts and culturally-designed materials inspired by ethnomathematical research that can potentially enhance students’ engagement and interest in mathematics. Finally, the paper explores current debate on the role of ethnomathematics as pedagogy revolutionizing mathematics teaching and learning.