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Minásbate Equivalents of Mathematical Concepts: Their Socio-Cultural Undertones

Journal: Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences (Vol.2, No. 1)

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Page : 37-43

Keywords : mathematics; language; Minásbate; linguistic determinism;

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This paper presents the collection and analysis of Minásbate equivalents of some concepts used in the study of arithmetic, counting, and geometry as provided by the elderly residents of the province of Masbate. The glossary of mathematical terms derived from interviews would serve as an authoritative reference for mother tongue teachers in the local primary schools. Some implications on the locality’s historical and sociocultural landscapes were deduced from the scrutiny of terminologies, such as the assimilation of foreign and neighbouring languages and the predominance of representational thinking among the natives.

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