oa Botswana Institute of Administration & Commerce Journal - Training for living: should women street vendors be counted in?

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1729-1070



A great deal is now known about everyday use of mathematical concepts (intuitive mathematics), known also as ethnomathematics. Useful research studies (Garegae, 2004; Lekoko & Garegae, 2005; Manyika, 2002) on women street vendors in some regions of Africa concluded that mathematical concepts enter into the minds of some street vendors through their daily chores of buying and selling. For women in particular, mathematical use is evident in a number of their activities such as cooking, sewing, knitting, basket weaving, wall and floor decorations, etc. It is generally believed that African women were among the first mathematicians.

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