Open Access Research Article

The Anthropological Dimension on Ethnomodelling Research Based on Ethnomathematics and Modelling

Milton Rosa* and Daniel Clark Orey

Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Received Date:October 05, 2018;  Published Date: November 14, 2018


The application of ethnomathematics and the tools of mathematical modelling allow us to see a different reality and give us insight into mathematics accomplished holistically. Using this perspective, a pedagogical action that connects cultural aspects of mathematics with its academic aspects is referred to as ethnomodelling. This is a process of translation and elaboration of problems and questions taken from systems that are part of any given cultural group. Thus, we would like to broaden the discussion for possibilities for the inclusion of ethnomathematics and mathematical modelling perspectives by using ethnomodelling which, if done correctly, acts against colonialism and respects the social and cultural diversity with guarantees for the development of understanding of our differences through dialogue and respect. Ethnomodelling empowers these members of diverse groups against domination and oppression.

Keywords: Dialogic; Emic; Ethnomathematics; Ethnomodelling; Etic; Mathematical modelling

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