This comprehensive text on African Mathematics addresses some of the problematic issues in the field, such as attitudes, curriculum development, educational change, academic achievement, standardized and other tests, performance factors, student characteristics, cross-cultural differences and studies, literacy, native speakers, social class and differences, equal education, teaching methods, and more.
Abdul Karim Bangura is professor of research methodology and political science at Howard University in Washington, DC. He holds a PhD in political science, a PhD in development economics, a PhD in linguistics, and a PhD in computer science. He also is the author of sixty-one other books and more than 500 scholarly articles.
Chapter 1: General Introduction Chapter 2: Beginnings: Mathematics of Bones Chapter 3: Geometry South of the Sahara Chapter 4: Numbers Chapter 5: Beginning of Written Mathematics: Egypt Chapter 6: The Maghrebian Tradition Chapter 7: Combinatorics and African Applications Chapter 8: Vector Calculus and African Applications Chapter 9: The Fourier Transform and African Applications Chapter 10: Mathematical Tiling/Tesselation and African Applications Chapter 11: Bifurcations and African Applications Chapter 12: Fractals Chapter 13: African-centered Automated Generation of Metadata Chapter 14: General Conclusion: Access to Mathematics versus Access to the Language of Power: Lessons from the Struggle in South African Multilingual Mathematics Classrooms Chapter 15 Bibliography