Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in Mathematics
The Australian Curriculum: mathematics values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. It provides opportunities
for students to appreciate that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies have sophisticated applications of mathematical
Students will explore connections between representations of number and pattern and how they relate to aspects of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander cultures. They will investigate time, place, relationships and measurement concepts in Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander contexts. Students will deepen their understanding of the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
through the application and evaluation of statistical data.
In Australia, mathematical systems have been developed over tens of thousands of years to create intricate kinship systems.
This indigenous word list highlights numbers recorded from over 70 Queensland and Torres Strait Islander language or dialects.
A description of mathematical concepts of Australian Aboriginal people (From page 11).
Learn how to count to 10 in Gomeroi! Community cultural leader Matthew Priestley has been teaching students at Moree East Public School how to speak the traditional Gomeroi language. Listen as the students teach you.
From The Story of 1, a look at the Walpiri and how they make do without counting.
Presenter Taylor Power-Smith helps us learn to count to ten in Kaurna, the Indigenous language of the Kaurna people of Adelaide and the Adelaide Plains.
Keny, Koodjal, Dambart-One, Two Three. Counting is moorditj And do you know the kala, the colours of the rainbow.
ABC News Concepts of numbers in Indigenous Australian languages changed over time. While English speakers may talk of infinite possibilities, ancient Australian Aboriginal languages very rarely stretched past number five. However, a study published today shows that far from being simple, Aboriginal numeral systems "lost and gained" numbers over time Numbers in Indigenous languages.
Indigenous Number Systems Numbers in Indigenous languages ws something that was generally collected by linguists, anthropologists and others with interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.