This work explores the urban experiences of street children in sao paulo, brazil through the mathematical epistemic regimes at the core of their survival strategies.
Author: Mônica Mesquita
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This work explores the urban experiences of street children in sao paulo, brazil through the mathematical epistemic regimes at the core of their survival strategies. We also draw attention to the situation of street children across time, space, culture, and history. Our goal is to recognize, understand, and validate forms of mathematics constructed and used outside of the established institutions of mathematical production. We base our analysis on "the mathematical imagination", which draws together social constructionism and ethnomathematics. Theoretically, we draw heavily on the durkheimian tradition in sociology and anthropology. We focus on a form of practice that links the formal and the informal in order to realize the full power of mathematical knowledge as a social thing (in durkheim's sense), a product of the collective consciousness that expresses collective realities and a category of knowledge present in every culture. This is as true for mathematics at the margins as it is for professional mathematics. Our work contributes to an emerging political manifesto of the marginal that demonstrates the social realities and social power of their mathematics. This book should be of interest to social scientists, students of mathematics and ethnomathematics, and everyone interested in the situation of marginalized children.
Play is one of the ways a city street can become “our block.” Barging out of doors
with play on their minds, city children confront stoops, hydrants, telephone poles,
lampposts, automobiles, brick walls, concrete sidewalks, and asphalt streets.
Author: Doris Pronin Fromberg
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Here you'll read why play is vital in developing mathematical thinking & promoting social skills, how properly constructed play enhances classroom instruction, which games foster which skills, how playing stimulates creativity & much more.
Living Rough, Surviving the City Streets: A Study of Homeless Populations in
Delhi, Chennai, Patna and Madurai. New Delhi: Planning Commission of India,
2009. Shukla, P. C. Street Children and the Asphalt Life: Street Children and the
Author: Rukmini Bhaya Nair
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
What terms are currently up for debate in Indian society? How have their meanings changed over time? This book highlights key words for modern India in everyday usage as well as in scholarly contexts. Encompassing over 250 key words across a wide range of topics, including aesthetics and ceremony, gender, technology and economics, past memories and future imaginaries, these entries introduce some of the basic concepts that inform the 'cultural unconscious' of the Indian subcontinent in order to translate them into critical tools for literary, political, cultural and cognitive studies. Inspired by Raymond Williams' pioneering exploration of English culture and society through the study of keywords, Keywords for India brings together more than 200 leading sub-continental scholars to form a polyphonic collective. Their sustained engagement with an incredibly diverse set of words enables a fearless interrogation of the panoply, the multitude, the shape-shifter that is 'India'. Through its close investigation and unpacking of words, this book investigates the various intellectual possibilities on offer within the Indian subcontinent at the beginning of a fraught new millennium desperately in need of fresh vocabularies. In this sense, Keywords for India presents the world with many emancipatory memes from India.
Luckily there are more foundations and people who do good work for street
children . In the city of Salvador , about a thousand miles north along the coast
from Rio , ex - street children set up their own paper factory with the help of adults
Author: Ineke Holtwijk
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Abandoned on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, thirteen-year-old Alex joins a group of children like him and finds himself adapting to his new life.
S.M.Child, Surrey County Council 5.1 CONCEPT AND HISTORY 5.1.1 Concept
Rolled asphalt (or hot rolled asphalt, ... natural rock asphalt (Spielmann and
Hughes, 1936) was the type of asphalt first used for surfacing city streets and was
Author: J Cliff Nicholls
Publisher: CRC Press
Asphalt Surfacings has been written as a reference to the various asphalt course materials and surfacing treatments that are currently available to engineers, enabling them to select the materials and/or treatment that are appropriate for use on specific sites. Appropriate reference is made to the lower structural layers as the properties of all layers interact in producing the required pavement. The current established position in the UK and the emerging developments throughout the UK and Europe are covered. The contributors are all acknowledged authorities on their particular topics selected from every part of the highway engineering industry to achieve a balance between the various approaches required by the different functions they perform.
Today's cities sprawl into forest and farmland with ever widening roadways but
no sidewalks or bicycle routes. With their vast asphalt parking areas and treeless
streets, these cities coddle the automobile while denying children the opportunity
Author: Dr Jamie Pearce
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Over the past two decades, rates of adult and childhood obesity in the developed world have risen sharply. By the year 2000, 65% of the United States population were overweight, 30% of these obese. Whilst medical treatment has tended to focus on individual habits of diet and exercise, this approach does little to account for globally increasing levels of obesity, and the external, environmental factors that may be responsible. This in-depth study assembles the evidence for a geographical explanation of current obesity trends, and is the first work to examine the ways in which environment and living conditions promote an imbalance of energy intake over energy expenditure. The book calls upon the expertise of geographers, nutritionists, epidemiologists, sociologists and public health researchers, resulting in a broad, multidisciplinary analysis of this important health issue. Cover graphic designed by Georgia Witten-Sage.
The early history of roads in America followed the same pattern as that in Europe.
The first ... New Forms of Pavement Various kinds of pavement had been used for
city streets and engineers began to try these out on roads. Asphalt was first ...
Presents alphabetically-arranged articles in twenty volumes covering a wide range of human knowledge.
but it is a wood pavement superior to any used in this city and GRAVEL ROADS .
they have resorted to it to suppress the intolerable noise of ... DEAR SIR - I have
been looking over back numbers of some of Of granite pavement , about thirteen
per cent . is used here . ... 8 A. M. , and between 5 and 6:30 for the per year in the
maintenance of its macadam boulevards . Boston return home . Children under ...
Vols. 76 include Reference and data section for 1929 (1929- called Water works and sewerage data section)
Author: Holly Hughes
A complete and imaginative guide to family fun… with activities and ideas for every day of the year! Let Frommer's show you where your kids can: Get up close and personal with Lady Liberty View the city from King Kong's climbing post Play Top Gun on a real aircraft carrier Hang out with Egyptian mummies Go eyeball-to-eyeball with a Triceratops Take a monorail through the wilds of Asia Create a rainbow or a windstorm Ride in a Venetian gondola Try out their talents on camera Sit at the wheel of a city bus Plus invaluable travel tips: Age ranges for each sight and activity Hotels that offer cribs and rollaway beds A complete rundown on theme restaurants and places with kids' menus Shopping for everything from baby booties to import CDs Visit us online at www.frommers.com