Bidodeeloltag Neek'ahgo: Perceptions and Uses of Mathematics on the San Carlos Apache Reservation

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Title:
Bidodeeloltag Neek'ahgo: Perceptions and Uses of Mathematics on the San Carlos Apache Reservation
Author:
Stevens, Philip Joel
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This dissertation examines the perception and uses of mathematics on the San Carlos Apache reservation. The initial research questions were: 1) To what extent can the identification of Apache mathematics concepts provide a theoretical basis for the inclusion of Apache mathematical knowledge into the classrooms? 2) How will the identification of Apache mathematics use within the community affect the perception of community members' mastery of mathematics in general? Eight enrolled adult Apache community members were interviewed and observed utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods regarding their use and perception of mathematics. The data suggests that the English word "mathematics" represents a narrow perception of mathematics whereas the study interviewees indicated that they engaged in complex mathematical concepts that are identified and discussed as a culturally distinct phenomena, Apache mathematics.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Education; Language; Mathematics; Native American; Language, Reading & Culture; Apache
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Language, Reading & Culture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Combs, Mary Carol; Nicholas, Sheilah

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleBidodeeloltag Neek'ahgo: Perceptions and Uses of Mathematics on the San Carlos Apache Reservationen_US
dc.creatorStevens, Philip Joelen
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Philip Joelen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the perception and uses of mathematics on the San Carlos Apache reservation. The initial research questions were: 1) To what extent can the identification of Apache mathematics concepts provide a theoretical basis for the inclusion of Apache mathematical knowledge into the classrooms? 2) How will the identification of Apache mathematics use within the community affect the perception of community members' mastery of mathematics in general? Eight enrolled adult Apache community members were interviewed and observed utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods regarding their use and perception of mathematics. The data suggests that the English word "mathematics" represents a narrow perception of mathematics whereas the study interviewees indicated that they engaged in complex mathematical concepts that are identified and discussed as a culturally distinct phenomena, Apache mathematics.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectLanguageen
dc.subjectMathematicsen
dc.subjectNative Americanen
dc.subjectLanguage, Reading & Cultureen
dc.subjectApacheen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineLanguage, Reading & Cultureen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorCombs, Mary Carolen
dc.contributor.advisorNicholas, Sheilahen
dc.contributor.committeememberCombs, Mary Carolen
dc.contributor.committeememberNicholas, Sheilahen
dc.contributor.committeememberMoll, Luisen
dc.contributor.committeememberRuiz, Richarden
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