Map our world with Mathematics – challenge colonial assumptions – PiCaM

Publisher: Project in Citisenship for Mathematics

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The activity explores the history of European colonisation through studying maps and globes. It considers the way in which the earth can be measured – distance, area and so on and addresses how maps as spatial representations can intentionally or otherwise mislead us in our view of the world.

 

Global citizenship competences addressed:

 capacity to examine global issues
 appreciate different perspectives & world views
 analytical & critical thinking skills
 communication & co-operation skills

Global citizenship content:

Inequalities and hierarchies; the legacy of colonialism; seeing our local country in its
historical and geographical place in the world; intercultural relations

Mathematical content:

Area, length, angle and properties of circles on a sphere – equator, pole, latitude and
longitude. Large numbers, percentages and bar charts read, compared and
interpreted. Decimals and ratios.

 

Approximately ten hours curriculum time

 

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    • The activity explores the history of European colonisation through studying maps and globes. It considers the way in which the earth can be measured - distance, area and so on and addresses how maps as spatial representations can intentionally or otherwise mislead us in our view of the world.
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