Ethnomodeling: A Pedagogical Action for Uncovering Ethnomathematical Practices

  • Milton Rosa Encina Preparatory High School - San Juan Unified School District
  • Daniel Clark Orey California State University, Sacramento


The application of ethnomathematical techniques and tools of modeling allow us to examine systems taken from reality and give us insight into forms of mathematics done in a holistic way. The pedagogical approach that connects a diversity of cultural forms of mathematics is best represented through ethnomodeling, a process of translation and elaboration of problems and the questions taken from academic systems. Seen in this context, we would like to broaden the discussion of possibilities for the inclusion of ethnomathematics and associated ethnomodeling perspectives that respect the social diversity of distinct cultural groups with guarantees for the development of understanding different ways of doing mathematics through dialogue and respect.

Jan 17, 2011
How to Cite
ROSA, Milton; OREY, Daniel Clark. Ethnomodeling: A Pedagogical Action for Uncovering Ethnomathematical Practices. Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Application, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 58-67, jan. 2011. ISSN 2178-2423. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2021.


ethnomathematics, ethnomodeling, mathematical modeling