The use of the indigenous game of Morabaraba in mathematics education

SOURCE: African voices on indigenisation of the curriculum: insights from practice
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Mosimege, N.Nkopodi
SOURCE EDITOR(S): M.T.Gumbo, V.Msila
KEYWORDS: MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10145
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/11452

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Abstract

The focus of this chapter is to show that some cultural aspects related to indigenous games can play a significant role in enhancing mathematical understanding. This is done by incorporating mathematical activities identified from the analysis of Morabaraba game commonly played in different communities. The examples used in this chapter are drawn from the versions of the Morabaraba game played in South Africa and other countries in southern Africa like Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe.