Be Wise, Wide Awake, and Lively!
Despite the many claims, there is much that remains unknown about the history of mathematics. One big question is the allocation of credit for the creation of mathematics--Europe, India, China, Japan, Myans, or Africa (ala Egyptians et al). Though the credit should be shared, math historians build arguments as to who borrowed what from whom...and when.
To illustrate, view the video African Mathematics Ma'at Techniques The Thoth Process that promotes Africa as the origin of mathematics. It is produced by African Creation Energy.
Do you agree with the claims and statements made in the video? It is worth watching and sharing with students because it should promote some discussion.
The video is supported by the text Supreme African Ma'at Magic. The primary goals of this inexpensive book are to reveal relationships between African and modern mathematical ideas, to show how African mathematical methods help solve some problems not easily solved by modern mathematical methods, and to show that Ancient Africans felt mathematics was important as a tool to solve problems.
Again, as part of the resources and websites for this next year, I am trying to suggest an on-line video(s) each month. Thus, if you have a favorite video (e.g. YouTube, TeacherTube, whatever....), please send the link to me (with your comments?) and I will try to include it and share it with others.