I was introduced to a cool new conept in an online professional development chat – Ethnomathematics. Simply put, it is the study of math through world cultures. The chat I was in revolved around art and its relation to math.
The Ethnomath Digital Library contains links to many sites with world connections to math. Click here to see it
Oriental Rugs and Symmetry – very cool! Check them out here
Math is everywhere – not just the US, but the world – Ethnomathematics brings math and the world together.