An Understanding of Socially-Constructed Knowledge in the Context of Traditional Game-Playing as Theorems-in-Action

Palavras-chave: Ethnomathematics, Sowing games, Theorems-in-action, Capeverdean culture.

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In this article the authors describe data from an ethnographical study about the playing of Uril, a mancala-type game played in the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde.  They interpret observed game strategies as theorems-in-actions, constructed socially and throughout a long period of time, influenced by socially shared norms and beliefs, as well as by knowledge construction at the individual level.  The authors also use knowledge obtained from a computer-generated database to explore a sequence of game moves observed ethnographically, verifying its robustness and the necessary conditions that make it a winning strategy.  The authors use evidence from ethnographical data to argue that those necessary conditions are tacitly assumed by the players observed.

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Biografia do Autor

Ana Lúcia Braz Dias, College of Science and Technology/Department of Mathematics, Mount Pleasant/Michigan
Doutora em Educação Matemática pela Indiana University (1997) e graduada em Matemática pela Universidade de Brasília (1988). É professora titular (full professor) na Central Michigan University, em Mount Pleasant, Michigan, EUA. É professoradora visitante no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ensino e Processos Formativos da UNESP e participa das ações do "Grupo de Pesquisa em Currículo: Estudos, Práticas e Avaliação - GEPAC". Participa do comitê editorial científico da série Processos Formativos da editora Fi. Desenvolve pesquisas nas seguintes temáticas: "Educação Matemática para o trabalho", "Etnomatemática", "Educação Matemática Comparada" e "Diversidades e Teoria Queer".
Juliana Braz Dias, Universidade de Brasília
Doutora em Antropologia Social pela Universidade de Brasília (UnB), professora do Departamento de Antropologia da Universidade de Brasília (UnB), pesquisadora associada na Universidade de Stellenbosch (SUN) e na Universidade de Cape Town (UCT), coordenadora do Laboratório de Etnologia em Contextos Africanos (ECOA/PPGAS/UnB). 

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Braz Dias, A. L., & Braz Dias, J. (2020). An Understanding of Socially-Constructed Knowledge in the Context of Traditional Game-Playing as Theorems-in-Action. Revista Baiana De Educação Matemática, 1, e202003. https://doi.org/10.47207/rbem.v1i0.9237