Year: 2014 | Month: June | Volume 2 | Issue 1

Can Mathematics Educate for Peace?

Dori Lal
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This paper deals basically with what are our collective priorities for peace in society? How deeply related are mathematics and peace? War does not just kill people. It destroys roads, bridges, farming equipment, telecoms, water and sanitation systems. Survival of mankind, with dignity for all, is a most urgent and universal problem in this situation. The Program Ethnomathematics is a response to this crime, terrorism, and wars, and maintenance of world peace on a permanent basis. Savannah Yates rightly remarked that “Mathematics may not teach us how to end world hunger, create world peace or fix a broken heart. But it does teach us that every problem has a solution.”

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