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One Right Way? What Culturally Diverse Students Can Teach Us About Math. Barbara Acosta, M.S. Ed. Elementary and Middle Schools Technical Assistance Center (EMSTAC). Elementary and Middle Schools Technical Assistance Center. www.emstac.org. What can our students teach us about math?.

One Right Way? What Culturally Diverse Students Can Teach Us About Math

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### One Right Way? What Culturally Diverse Students Can Teach Us About Math

Barbara Acosta, M.S. Ed.

Elementary and Middle Schools

Technical Assistance Center

(EMSTAC)

### Elementary and Middle Schools Technical Assistance Center

www.emstac.org

What can our students teach us about math?

### Ways Math May Differ Across Cultures

• Money and Measurement

• Symbols

• Language

• Algorithms

### MONEY

• Money is money, right?

• But wouldn’t you rather count cents, dimes and quarters than schillings?

• How much is 250 ¢?

What the heck is a decameter, anyway?

Er

San

Si

Wu

Liu

Qi

Ba

Jiu

Shi

10

11

12

### This makes Place Value a cinch, too

31

31 + 24 = ?

31 + 20 = 51

51 + 4 = 55

13 – 9= (10 + 3) - 9

= (10 - 9) + 3

= 4

Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

1 2 3

+31718

5 0 1

Mexico

Britain

1 9 4

+ 3 91 1

2 3 3

Ireland

Phillippines

Japan

- 9 7

3 4 -

- 7 9 -

+3 5

2 4 5

832 – 226 = ?

610

230 x 17

= 3910

South Africa

Belize