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The First Tiv Computing System*

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The Tiv people of Nigeria were naturally farmers. They technically cultivate yam, cassava, cereals and rear animals like cows, goats, sheep and poultry, while others hunt. As Tiv people became very efficient in farming,...

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Tiv as a Language for Mathematics Instruction

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Some theorists (example, Whorf, 1956) have suggested that language determines and defines thought. Linguists use the term language register to refer to the meanings that serve a particular function in the language, as well...

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Olo Igbi: The Spinning Snail Shell Game

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One of the first games many Idoma children can remember playing is “Olo Igbi”, an indigenous spinning game played using crafted snail shell. The African land snail (Lissachatina fulica) is a common sight in...

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Story Telling

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Can Extinct School Folktales be awakened through Mathematics Storytelling in Nigerian Basic Education? Narrator: Story? Story? Pupils: Story! Hits: 29

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“Mudu” as a Market Measure

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Our ancestors devised various means of commercial exchange along with diverse units for measuring farm produce that change hands within such exchange. These prehistoric units are all sizable approximations of quantity depending on the...

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Christmas will soon be here! Being the biggest holiday season in the country, many activities of families, basic schools and churches are being re-designed around Christmas, establishing a new social pattern for many literate...