Culturally Situated Design Tools: Animated Support Tools for Mathematics
Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) are web-based software applications that allow students to create simulations of cultural arts: Native American beadwork, African American cornrow hairstyles, urban graffiti, and so forth; using these underlying mathematical principles. CSDTs are the rationale of creating a set of culturally designed games utilizes gaming as a teaching tool to attract and instruct students with familiar methods and environments. The focus of this study is on Ron Eglash and others research on the indigenous design of various cultures using computer game simulations to teach math and computer science in the classroom sector. This study will review the development and evaluation of CSDTs, and discuss how various activities attempt to navigate through the potential dangers and rewards of this potent hybrid of information technology (CSDTs), traditional culture and individual creativity.
KeywordsCulturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) educational gaming ethnomathematics mathematics culture computing
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