for the learning of mathematics

an international journal of mathematics education

Milton Rosa ,  Daniel Clark Orey - Vol. 39 Num. 2 (2019)
 Ethnomodelling as the art of translating mathematical practices


The application of ethnomathematics and mathematical modelling allow us to see a different reality and give us insight into mathematics accomplished holistically. In this context, a pedagogical action that connects ethnomathematics and the cultural aspects of mathematical modelling with its academic features is referred to as ethnomodelling. This is a process of translation and elaboration of phenomena taken from systems that are part of any given cultural group, which is done through dialogue and respect. This approach acts against colonialism to respect the social and cultural diversity of distinct cultures with guarantees for the development of understanding of our differences.