Women, art and geometry in Southern Africa
The main objective of the book is to call attention to some mathematical ideas incorporated in the patterns invented by women in Southern Africa. An appreciation of these mathematical traditions may lead to their preservation, revival and development. Use of female art traditional forms has implications in the field of mathematics education.
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Alaika Ambiti Chimbongue Angola Art and Geometry Author's collection axes of symmetry axial band basket weavers basket-bowl beaded apron beadwork bilateral symmetry black and white black-and-white Botswana ceramic Changuion coil craftswomen cultural decorative motif diagonal reflection display Dossier of Eduardo drawing Drawn after Mothibe Eduardo Medeiros Ethnomathematics Ethnomathematics Research example in Figure fieldwork four-square-patterns Geometry in Southern girls glide reflection hori horizontal reflection isakulo Ki-Zerbo Lesotho Lichinga litema lusondo mafielo Maputo Maqoapi masweswe mathematics education matipfa metry motif see Figure Mozambique mural decoration ndambala Ndebele nembo sya nembo sya cingogho oblique lines ornaments ovilame Ovimbundu painting pattern in Figure photograph pots reflections which reverse rotational symmetry shows sipatsi Sotho South Africa Southern Africa string figures strip patterns student's paper tattoo tema in Figure terns tion titja toothed square tradition triangles unit cell Universidade Pedagogica University of Swaziland variant Figure vertical reflection walls Yao Figure zontal