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1. 50 State SAT Data (internal link)
Category: Data Analysis, Numbers, Averages



2. Africa Counts: Number and Pattern and African Culture (external link)
Abstract: This fascinating study of mathematical thinking among Saharan African peoples covers counting in words and in gestures; measuring time, distance, weight, and other quantities; number systems; patterns in music, poetry, art, and architecture; number magic and taboos, and much more. African games such as mankala and elaborate versions of tic-tac-toe show how complex this thinking can be. An invaluable resource for those interested in African cultures and multiculturalism, this third edition includes an introduction covering two decades of new research in the ethnomathematics of Africa.
Category: Numbers, Patterns



3. How Much is a Million (external link)
Abstract: Children are often intrigued by or confused about (sometimes both) very large numbers. Here Schwartz uses concepts that are simple to help readers conceptualize astronomical numbers like a million, billion, and trillion.
Category: Numbers, Counting



4. The MegaPenny Project (external link)
Abstract: Have you ever struggled to teach students about big numbers? What does a million really look like? How about a billion? This fun and simple website is great for talking about small and very large numbers.
Category: Numbers



5. Understanding Large Numbers (external link)
Abstract: An article about how to explore number concepts, including very large numbers, within a social justice context
Category: Numbers




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K. Wayne Yang
2007 Panelist
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies
UCSD
Co-Founder
East Oakland Community High School