Claudia Zaslavsky

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Claudia Zaslavsky (January 12, 1917 – January 13, 2006) was an American educator and ethnomathematician. She advanced the study of the links between mathematics and world cultures, especially with her pioneering book Africa Counts, that extended to Africa the work of Karl Menninger about mathematics in ordinary life in other parts of the world.[1] She also worked to advance multicultural mathematics teaching with books and articles and by personal activity.[2] Her son Thomas Zaslavsky is a mathematician in the U.S. and her son Alan Zaslavsky is a statistician at Harvard Medical School.

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  • Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Culture (3rd ed.). Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books. 1973 [1999]. ISBN 1-55652-350-5.
  • Math Games and Activities from Around the World. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. 1998. ISBN 9781556522871.


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