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Cultural Development of Mathematical Ideas: Papua New Guinea StudiesGeoffrey Saxe with Indigo Esmonde Cambridge University Press, 2012, (hardback), ISBN: 9780521761666.

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This review highlights the strengths of Geoffrey Saxe's latest book on cultural development of mathematical ideas. His research was undertaken in a remote area of Papua New Guinea. This book is important for it brings together Saxe's critical thinking on genetic development within the field of cognitive psychology as it relates to mathematics. This is an important contribution to ethnomathematics.

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de Abreu, G. (2002). Towards a cultural psychology perspective on transitions between contexts of mathematical practices. In de Abreu, G., Bishop, A., & Presmeg, N. (Eds.), Transitions between contexts of mathematical practices (pp. 170189). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer.
Lean, G. (1992). Counting systems of Papua New Guinea and Oceania. (Unpublished PhD dissertation). University of Technology., Lae, Papua New Guinea. Retrieved from http://www.uog.ac.pg/glec/
Montiel, C., & Managal, M.A. (2011). Commentary: Nuancing the meaning of cultural diversity. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 5 (2), 8184.
Owens, K. (2001). The work of Glendon Lean on the counting systems of Papua New Guinea and Oceania. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 13 (1), 4771.
Saxe, G. (n.d.). Cultural development of mathematical ideas. Retrieved from http://www.culturecognition.com/
Saxe, G. (1991). Culture and cognitive development: Studies in mathematical understanding. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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