Please complete the following before our next class:
Pg. 164 – Exercise C
Pg. 165-6 – Reading 1 Vocabulary
Pg. 166-167 – Read “Cultural Differences in Counting”
Pg. 168-9 – Main Ideas and Details
Also, prepare to answer the following discussion questions in class:
- Do you like doing math? Why or why not?
- Do you think math is important?
- What are examples of how you use math in life? (Ex. adding up purchases when shopping)
- What are examples of how math makes modern life possible? (Ex. Math is used when designing buildings.)
Questions to guide your reading: Cultural Differences in Counting
- Are numbers and math the same all over the world?
- How do people in the United States count on their fingers?
- What’s the opposite way of counting with one’s fingers?
- How do people in China count with their hands?
- How do cultures and languages differ when it comes to numbers?
- How do we know cultures and languages differ in this way?
- How did scientists test the aboriginal children?
- Why were their findings significant?
- Where else was a similar study done? With whom?
- What did researchers learn about the Pirahã?
- How do the Pirahã express quantities?
- Do the Pirahã use numbers at all?
- Why do some languages have number words while others don’t?